Back in April 2020 Art for Life started to think about how it could mark the changes in our lives that Covid-19 was making and the impact it was having on our staff. Having been approached by Nurse Practitioner and writer Allison Day we collaborated with her and the Wellbeing Team to bring together a project called ‘Our Hands in the Time of Corona’.
We asked staff, in no more than 10 words, to let us know what ‘tiny treasure’ they had discovered in lockdown. These ‘treasures’ were subsequently transferred onto the outline of a hand featuring a rainbow, which has become a symbol of the NHS, and Art for Life displayed them in a exhibition in The Musgrove Gallery from mid August until mid October 2020. However, we are aware that during this time many people were unable to visit the hospital so here are some of the ‘tiny treasures’ people submitted.