Growing Cultures – Haywood Hospital

Film by Thea Stallwood.

Lead artist Joanna Hejmej.

Work by patients and staff on the Haywood Hospital’s Sneyd Stroke Rehabilitation Ward, with support from art therapist Briege Cullinane.


Growing Cultures was a collaborative art/science project, with artists, local health organisations, community groups and schools working together using clay to explore the history of penicillin and the impacts of antibiotic resistance today.

During February 2019, BCB worked with patients and staff at the Haywood Hospital on our Growing Cultures project. Patients from the Sneyd Stroke Rehabilitation Unit experimented with clay and a range of adapted tools to explore different hand building and mark making techniques in an upbeat and sociable session in the ward’s day room.