The Envelop Project creates and collects messages from patients, staff and visitors to Southmead Hospital, through workshops in wards and collective gatherings around the hospital.
Once created, these messages are delivered to waiting rooms, wards, staff rooms as well as being left ready to be found by the right person, tucked away around the hospital site. The Envelop Project aims to create a ‘hug of woolly words’, enveloping and wrapping its arms around the hospital. These messages are a connection to other patients and staff in the hospital, people who may not ever meet but who are a part of the same thing. They are a reminder that you are not alone, there is a community of people who are with you and thinking of you.
This projects builds on work created in The Giant Jumper and Knit with Me projects working with Fresh Arts at Southmead Hospital. The Envelop project takes the macro to the micro, creating tiny interruptions in the everyday. You can find out more about the project and how to get involved here