A Turn for the Better

Funded by Arts Council England, A Turn for the Better is a collaborative art project between an artist, a surgeon and patients with or recovering from oesophageal and gastric cancer, their carers and relatives.

The intention is to raise awareness of the innovative work that expert doctors perform and the difference it makes to peoples lives.

I worked with participants to explore their practical and emotional experiences to enable me to make a permanent piece of work for the hospital.

www.aturnforthebetter.org.uk is the dedicated website for the project and it displays the images and narratives from the participants. Some of the work was made before, during and after their diagnosis and treatment and some in a series of artist led workshops.