A NEW exhibition is coming to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital which aims to promote the impact of art on wellbeing.

The collection, which opens on February 20, will feature works by contemporary Glasgow artists from the mid-20th century alongside pattern designs from around the world. Patterns in particular are believed to imprrove mood, provoking cheerful and happy thoughts and boosting energy.

Curated by Francesca Zappia, the exhibition will feature collections at Glasgow School of Art (GSA) by designers Sylvia Chalmers, Dorothy Smith, Margaret Stewart and Robert Stewart.

The Energy is: pattern! exhibition, which is running until the end of May, is part of a wider partnership between GSA and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s (NHSGGC) Animating Public Spaces Programme, which seeks to use art to create welcoming, creative spaces, and improve health and wellbeing among patients, staff and visitors.

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Jackie Sands, Health Improvement Senior for Arts and Health at NHSGGC, who helped bring the exhibition to the QUEH, said: “The positive impact art can have on our health has long been known – whether through taking part in the creation of, or simply appreciating works.

“Our latest exhibition looks to highlight the particular role patterns can play.

“We’re proud to be able to showcase such a fantastic array of work from some of the most influential artists from Glasgow School of Art and further afield and we hope lots of visitors and patients get opportunity to enjoy the exhibition.

“Energy is: pattern! is just one

of a number of exhibitions and events we have planned for the coming year.”