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SeahorsesfullcircleAn exhibition of prints by two leading Island artists are currently on display at the Full Circle Exhibition Space at St Mary’s Hospital, Newport.

The exhibition focuses on the personal artworks of Boris Moscoff and Martin Evans; two artists who have previously supplied artwork for public sites as part of St. Mary’s ‘Healing Environments’ programme.

Prints by Martin Evans are inspired by the Italian Renaissance use of coloured woods to make marquetry panels for churches and furniture using different coloured woods or local stone and have been drawn and printed using an Apple Mac computer. Boris Moscoff has printed using the Giclee method which are signed limited edition prints of original paintings onto watercolour quality paper.

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Both artists are currently working on thenew ‘Four Seasons’ garden at St. Mary’s Hospital which is an outdoor space for patients, who also happen to have dementia, to enjoy.

Commenting on the exhibition and the artwork commissioned for the new Four Seasons Garden, Guy Eades, Healing Arts Director, said:

“Boris Moscoff and Martin Evans are working closely with the Totland Alzheimer’s Café, Freshwater Memory Club and the Dementia Care team at Shackleton ward to design and make artworks for the new garden at St. Mary’s. This exhibition also gives the opportunity to see some of their own personal and original artwork and the diversity of mediums they use.”

“The Full Circle Exhibition Space is open to any artist who wishes to exhibit around the theme of ‘Health’ and we welcome enquiries.”

Martin Evans runs the ‘GloryArtGlass’ studio in Sandown and is working on window designs and a glass sculpture for the garden.  Together with his son, Edward, Martin makes a range of hand-blown contemporary glass and etched glass for buildings and also offers a range of educational /schools workshops.

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Boris Moscoff runs the ‘Seahorses’ studio in Freshwater which is a community based studio specialising in mosaics. Persons from all sections of the community can either attend workshops or join a team to make a commission for a public site. Boris is making stained glass wall panels for the garden.

You can see other examples of their work at the Chemotherapy Garden and Seagrove Ward Garden at St. Mary’s Hospital or online at www.iow.nhs.uk/healingarts

The display of prints at Full Circle Exhibition Space, Level B, St. Mary’s is open daily and free of charge.

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