In The Frame
In The Frame
In The Frame

David Shrigley takes the nation’s temperature

by The Art Newspaper  |  5 July 2017
David Shrigley takes the nation’s temperature
David Shrigley made How’s my Brain? for a parliamentary report. Photo: © the artist for APPG on Arts; Health and Wellbeing's Inquiry into arts and health
The mischief-making artist David Shrigley has made a series of quirky works for a new report that gauges the health of the UK. Health and social care professionals, artists and academics have contributed to the inquiry, which looks at the links between the arts, health and wellbeing. The all-party parliamentary group behind the report is due to present its findings in the House of Commons on 19 July. “The report presents the most substantial argument yet for the integration of arts and creativity into our health and social care services for wide-ranging benefits,” says a spokeswoman for the London Arts in Health Forum, a lobby group. Shrigley’s image gets to the heart (or brain) of the matter, of course.

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