Our Resident Artists are on site at St George's three days a week to lead creative sessions with patients, their families and staff. You could listen to some live music, or a story, or create some art of your own.
If you would like a Resident Artist to visit you on the ward or in an outpatients waiting area, please email email@example.com and we will do our best to send them your way!
Jelly is an award winning guitarist, producer and singer-songwriter, specialising in jazz music. She is based in South London and has a wealth of experience delivering creative sessions for people of all ages and abilities. Jelly is particularly interested in the healing and holistic qualities of music. A session with Jelly might involve a special performance on the guitar or ukulele or a chance to join in with percussion instruments or the ukulele yourself!
Jelly says: "I'm looking forward to bringing music, workshops and some joy to the hospital"
Joshua is a visual artist making socially engaged artwork through workshops, performance and video. His current research is looking into how ritual, storytelling and myth-making can be used to connect communities to the natural environment. He enjoys running workshops that make a collective space for healing, meditation and quietness. A session with Josh might involve listening to a folk story, making one up yourself or drawing from the imagination.
Joshua says: “I’m really excited to be working as a resident artist at St George’s Hospital Charity to grow my interest in art and wellbeing within a healthcare setting.”
Rachel is an award winning Irish artist with a background in education and socially engaged practice. She works in a variety of media, using creative tools to explore the spaces we inhabit and encourage discussion on community and sense of place. She has exhibited across Europe, taking on several artist residencies. A session with Rachel might involve craft work such as origami, sewing or puppet making - the possibilities are endless!
Rachel says: “I'm looking forward to meeting everyone and bring a little joy and creativity to the hospital experience!”