Journeys Through Healthcare
For some, art is an expressive outlet for experiences related to health and illness. People may find hope, strength, and closer relationships over the course of their illness, while others will face despair, isolation, and a sense of grieving for lost possibilities. Sometimes what arises is a need to express, make sense of, and derive personal meaning from what has occurred.
The McGill Humanities and Arts in Medicine (McHAM) group has called out to all patients, caregivers, students, and healthcare professionals who have expressed their emotions about health and illness through art to submit their masterpieces.
After receiving over 150 submissions, a jury has selected twenty something pieces that will be displayed during a public art exhibition entitled “Journeys through health care” is now on until May 2016 on Floor 2 of Block D at the Glen site of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).
The goal is to provide those from the MUHC and the Montreal community a space to share and reflect upon their healthcare experiences.
We would like to thank the RBC Art and Heritage Centre, the Mary H. Brown Fund, and the McGill Medical Students Association for their generous support of this exhibition.