Conversation – Mid Summer 2020

Conversation – Mid Summer 2020

As Christmas looms we see the State of Tasmania recovering both economically, socially and to the greater extent within the Tasmanian Health System. Great credit must be bestowed not only on our invaluable health workers but to the general populous who have adhered to the restrictions which were place on all of us during the year. I like you are looking forward to a very safe COVID 2021.

The LGH Historical, Visual and Performing Arts projects have been on hold. However it did not preclude the publication of 7 books during the year which included:

  • A Century of Care: NESMH 1920-2020
  • A Capsule in Time: NESMH 1920-2020
  • Launceston and Environs: A Sound History
  • Iodophor: Tamed Iodine: The Status of Iodine in Tasmania
  • St Paul’s Anglican Church 1854-2020
  • Florence Nightingale: Life and Legacy
  • The Giving Wall: Community Support for the LGH

A momentous effort on behalf of those on the committee who wrote or contributed to the books. All books are now available to purchase on line via the Clifford Craig Foundation

Go shopping, pop your book/s in the trolley proceed to checkout and postage will be calculated. We are hoping to launch all of these books in the first half of 2021 at one gathering.

You can  visit the Visual Arts website to review these publications or go directly to Clifford Craig Foundation

Art exhibitions have been cancelled and what is on display in the ARTrium gallery spaces will remain until the hospital resumes normality when there is no major threat of contracting the virus. However, in light of this the Visual Arts committee have recently received a further LCC community grant to support a promotional film of ‘ Music on the Move’ for transplantation into other Tasmanian Health institutions and hospitals as a valuable resource to the healing process.

The recent grant ‘ Artists in Residence Capturing Music on Canvas’ has come to fruition. A wall of  art featuring our regular musicians  is now up on level 3 with a recognition plaque to the Launceston City Council who provided funding for this project.

Paul A.C. Richards AM

Dir Visual & Performing Arts