Dr Harpreet has a creative streak! She has a keen interest in art and a love of painting. We are lucky enough to have some of her artwork hung in our practice too. Each painting adds a wonderful brightness and a personal touch to the area and the whole team as well as our clients love seeing them. We keep telling her she should be exhibiting her work in the British Art Show 8 coming to Leeds in October! I don’t think she believes us, what do you think?
The Unique History of the British Art Show
The British Art Show (BAS) was ﬁrst launched in 1979 by the Hayward Gallery as part of their touring programme. It is organised every 5 years showcasing new artists each time, and is widely recognised as the most inﬂuential exhibition of contemporary British art. In 2010, the BAS7 attracted more than 420,000 visitors – the highest attendance in its entire 30+ year history. Do you think they can break that record in 2015/2016 with BAS8? Maybe! After opening in Leeds, BAS will then move into Edinburgh, Norwich and Southampton.
This year the Leeds Art Gallery will be hosting the BAS8 for its ﬁrst stop. If you haven’t been to the Art Gallery yet, just where have you been? It’s been recognised by the British government as a collection of national importance and has works by known artists such as Elizabeth Thompson, Graham Sutherland and Anthony Gormley to name a few. If you appreciate paintings, sculptures and mixed media exhibits you should take a day to look around the Art Gallery.
Acrylics, Oils and Water Colours Abound
What is art? If you asked this question to ﬁve diﬀerent people, you might get ﬁve diﬀerent answers in return. It can be deﬁned as ‘anything created with imagination and skill.’ Art can take many forms from paintings, sketches and photographs to carved stone, metal sculptures and museum type displays. It can include music or fashion, decorative sweets and gourmet dishes. In Dr Harpreet’s case, art is bright coloured oils and acrylics in ﬂoral designs, imaginative abstract and more. When you visit our oﬃce, you will instantly see some of her work in the waiting room and even more when you join us in the patient rooms. If you like what you see, tell Dr Harpreet!