Artist in residence chosen for St Mary's children's ward

26 February 2018

Artist in residence chosen for St Mary's children's ward
Athens-based artist Navine G. Khan-Dossos has been chosen as the new resident artist for a creative programme working with children at St Mary’s Hospital.

The sixth-month Communal Knowledge residency will see Khan-Dossos work with younger patients to bring positivity and creativity into the hospital as part of a collaboration between the charity and The Showroom, a non-profit gallery in Marylebone.

“We’re very excited to work with Khan-Dossos and The Showroom to relaunch our artist in residence programme,” said Kate Pleydell, Arts Officer at Imperial Health Charity.

“The residency will give young patients the chance to engage with an exciting art project during their stay, whilst offering the artist a unique opportunity to develop their collaborative practice.”

Khan-Dossos said: “My residency is a time to work with patients and staff looking at how colour can be activated as a way to engage with memory, feelings, hopes, fears, learning and sharing ideas.”

“The first sessions will be using colour blocks to make sheets of colour that we name together through word-play, associations, discussions and exchange.”

“Through this activity, a colour palette is being built up, that I hope will be used as the building blocks for a way to introduce meaningful colour and tonal energy to an already dynamic department.”

Khan-Dossos studied History of Art at Cambridge University and holds an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art & Design. She has exhibited and worked with various institutions, including The Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha and Witte de With in Rotterdam.

You can find out more about Khan-Dossos’ work on her website.