Artists in Residence, History and Heritage Collection (COMING SOON)

Supporting Lives: behind the scenes at Women’s and Children’s Hospital by James Parker and Amelia Walker

Dates: 1 May – 26 July 2021

Step into the silenced lives of porters (orderlies), cooks, cleaners, linen and logistics staff at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in the early-to-mid twentieth century.

Often overlooked in comparison to nurses and doctors, these staff play lifesaving roles in patient hygiene, nutrition, comfort and more.

Artists in Residence, James Parker and nurse-turned-writer Amelia Walker have transformed tales from the hospital archives into a mixed-mode

online and physical exhibition including dry-point prints, poetry and digital storytelling in celebration of these hidden heroes and their unsung contributions.


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