About Carterie @ RPA

Carteries are mobile art and craft studios that are delivered to treatment and waiting
spaces by 'Carterists'.

Carteries carry a selection of pre-packaged and hygienically sealed art and craft activities.

The activities are designed with health limitations in mind, such as neuropathy, fatigue and nausea.

Carterists engage with patients and carers on individual works or "bites" and the collected results are
displayed as a collaborative installation at RPA.

Carterie takes place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the following wards:

  • children's short stay
  • infusion
  • renal
  • 8W1
  • Youth

Carterie Survey

A survey of 70 patients, staff and carers by Pollinate found:

See what we've been up to...

Carterie Gallery

View Carterie creations throughout RPA. Stencil and wool project “3D Daisy” is installed on the corner wall of Level 5, Gloucester House; in the waiting area of the main hospital on level 7, participants have stitched tiny trees to create a “Canopy”. Dotted along the level 5 corridor, dozens of words meaning ‘hello’ and ‘welcome’ are stitched onto hot pink linen while “Village” is a textile project exploring the different types of homes people live in.

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