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Special photo exhibition at DGRI

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By Fiona Reid
Special photo exhibition at DGRI

PHOTOS which blend old Dumfries with the present day have gone on show at the hospital.

The exhibition, titled Then & Now, has been unveiled on Ward C4 at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary (DGRI).

It has been created by Graeme Robertson, of the Centre for Practised Arts (CPA) as part of the DG Creative Wellbeing Art in Healthcare project and aims to enrich the space at the end of the ward for both staff, patients and visitors.

The images show old photos overlaid and merged with new images of the same locations in Dumfries. These showcase the changes and developments that have taken place. In some examples the differences are dramatic, in other cases they are more subtle.

Frank Hayes, art in healthcare coordinator for NHS/OutPost Arts said: “The Then and Now installation has already been greatly received. It is creating conversations and inspiring patients and staff to reconnect with memories of the area. The photos spark memories old and new of Dumfries and its rich history contained in the buildings and people.”

The project is one of many initiatives by DG Creative Wellbeing across the region. To find out more, go to

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