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A draw-dropping result – Bristol care home residents awarded prize in local art competition

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Residents at a care home in Bristol have been highly commended in a local art competition.

Residents at Care UK’s Trymview Hall, on Southmead Road, put their artistic skills to good use, and entered The Brain Art Competition ran by Royal West of England Academy (RWA) and the University of Bristol. 

Focussing on the theme of ‘connections’, residents worked together to create wax rubbings of a selection of foraged natural materials, including leaves and seed heads, arranged in the shape of a brain.

Residents were thrilled to find out they were highly commended in the community groups category.

To celebrate their success, residents Jean Gazzard, aged 92, and Maureen Bailey, aged 87, attended a prize-giving ceremony at the RWA where they were able to see their work on display, as well as receive a certificate commending the home’s efforts.

Speaking of the event, Maureen said: “I love the art we created – we had a lot of fun and worked really well together! It was wonderful to have it recognised like this and displayed at the gallery.”

As part of an ongoing initiative between the home and RWA, residents also attend dementia-friendly gallery viewings and tours of new exhibitions, as well as having the opportunity to participate in art projects, often led by an in-house artist. 

Nicola Wolff-Donitz, Customer Relations Manager at Trymview Hall, said: “Residents were thrilled when they found out their artwork had been highly commended in The Brain Art Competition and were incredibly excited to see their hard work on display.

“Many of the residents here at Trymview Hall love art – and it’s a great way to support wellbeing and independence, as well as being a lot of fun. It was great to listen the residents share stories of nature from their own lives – fond memories of days spent in the garden and woodland walks – as well as learn some interesting facts.

“I’d like to say a huge congratulations to everyone for their hard work on this project, and extend a big thanks to RWA for such a fun opportunity – we’re already looking forward to entering again next year!”

Trymview Hall is a state-of-the-art care home which provides full-time residential, dementia and short-term respite care. The care home incorporates space for hobby and leisure activities and includes its own cinema, hair salon and café.

For more information on Trymview Hall, please call Customer Relations Manager, Nicola Wolff-Donitz, on 0117 911 6989, or email 

For more general information, please go to

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Southmead Road, Westbury-on-Trym, Southmead, Bristol, BS10 5DW

Trymview Hall

CQC Rating: Good
  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Nursing care
  • Nursing dementia care
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