At Ysbyty Tri Chwm, Ebbw Vale

With Lucy & Alan Bateman

June – August 2014

Outpatients Waiting Area, Nevill Hall Hospital, Brecon Road, Abergavenny NP7 7EG

Visitors to The Memory Café at Ysbyty Tri Chwm recently worked on a short project looking at faces and portraiture. Using photographs, acetate and acrylic paint the group worked with community artist Lucy Bateman to produce a set of self-portraits. This exhibition shows some of their work from that project. The 5 oil paintings on the right hand wall are a response from artist Alan Bateman to the same photographs.

Lucy Bateman


Lucy Bateman is a community artist working in Aberdare, South Wales UK. Lucy works with schools, Arts Development agencies, Community Education and local charities.The majority of her work and training revolves around visual arts in a range of community settings including hospitals, schools and day centres. Lucy’s work is always participatory, engaging people in workshops and on site to create murals, mosaics and exhibitions. or email

Alan Bateman


Alan Bateman lives in Aberdare, South Wales, U.K. and his artwork is influenced by mid-20th century British Artists such as John Piper, Graham Sutherland, John Craxton and Henry Moore. As well as painting Alan enjoys drawing from life, collage and making prints using lino. His subject matter is usually buildings, landscapes, and more recently, observations of nature. The pictures in this exhibition are his response to photographs by community artist Lucy Bateman of the people she works with. For more information:

Inside Out Cymru


Inside Out Cymru is a Community Arts project that places artists to run workshops in a variety of venues across many areas of greater Gwent. The groups offer a supportive, relaxed and friendly environment in which participants can try out all manner of art forms with a chance to meet new people, forge friendships and learn from the expertise of the professional artists running the group.  We aim to build confidence and self-esteem as well as new skills in the chosen art form and most importantly, we aim to have fun. For further information visit the website.

This is the 38th in a series of exhibitions in and around Nevill Hall Hospital, organised by Gwent Arts in Health. We are always interested to hear from artists or groups who would like to show their work in Nevill Hall. Please click on the links below for more information:

Showing Art at Nevill Hall Hospital

Further information about showing work at Nevill Hall