Holding Space

An RMIT University School of Art Partnered Studio project run in collaboration with the Alfred Hospital's Innovation and Education Hub that recognises the work and well-being of the Alfred's staff.

Location: The Alfred Hospital

While many of us waited out the pandemic at home, hospital staff have endured several years of immense workloads, trauma and stress -- and the pandemic is not over yet.

This year RMIT's School of Art has collaborated with the Alfred Hospital's Innovation and Education Hub. This project focuses on the well-being and experience of Alfred Hospital staff. The exhibition assesses our anxieties in a post-COVID world through the lens of those on the ground in our hospital system and examines the broader impacts as we learn to live with COVID. The works of art will be multi sensory, reflecting on the well-being of the staff at the hospital and challenge the audience to think about the meaning and repercussions associated with being at the coalface of health care throughout a pandemic.

The project will engage patients, medical staff and visitors to the hospital across our shared anxieties amidst COVID.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.