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Remembering the Mental Hospital

In April 2015, Dr Nicole Baur was awarded a Heritage Lottery grant for a two-year project entitled Remembering the Mental Hospital. The project is based upon the Devon County Lunatic Asylum at Exminster, which has since been converted to housing, now known as Devington Park. Early in 2017, the project commissioned Double Elephant to deliver a print course at the old hospital Sanitorium. Fiona Lovell coordinated the outreach project, working alongside local charity and community group, Recovery Devon and the Devon Recovery Learning Community. The workshops aimed to encourage participants to learn about the project, whilst exploring historical and current attitudes towards mental health through the medium of print.

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