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Official Opening of the Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton

24th January 2015

Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England was supposed to be doing the honours today at the Official Opening of the Jubilee Building, but for unforeseen reasons he couldn’t come !

His place was taken by the local MP Jeremy Browne, who was able to stand in at very short notice. I am sure that everyone was disappointed not to have the head honcho in attendance. Everyone has worked incredibly hard on the project, from the Trusts’s Capital Projects team, BDP Architects and BAM  to medical and ancillary staff. However, it was a lovely day all round and the weather was perfect for showing off the building.

This was the first time that I had seen both my projects – ‘70 years on…” & ‘Murmuration’ fully installed. I couldn’t have asked for a better day to see them. The Art for Life team, led by Lisa Harty have done an amazing job in co-ordinating and presenting the work. I am very grateful to them.

Official Opening of the Jubilee Building at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton. Image: Christopher Tipping

Official Opening of the Jubilee Building at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton. Image: Christopher Tipping

Official Opening of the Jubilee Building at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton. Image: Christopher Tipping

Official Opening of the Jubilee Building at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton. Image: Christopher Tipping

Jo Cubbon, Chief Executive Officer at Musgrove Park Hospital, with Jeremy Browne MP at the Official Opening Ceremony.

The Celebration Table at Musgrove Park Hospital had a cupcake mountain on it - not for long ! Image: Christopher Tipping

The Celebration Table at Musgrove Park Hospital had a cupcake mountain on it – not for long ! Image: Christopher Tipping

Official Opening of the Jubilee Building at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton. Image: Christopher Tipping

Official Opening of the Jubilee Building at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton. Image: Christopher Tipping

From left to right – Chris Cutting from the League of Friends, Colin Drummond, Chair of the Trust, Jo Cubbon, Chief Executive Officer & Jeremy Browne MP

Official Opening of the Jubilee Building at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton. Image: Christopher Tipping

Official Opening of the Jubilee Building at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton. Image: Christopher Tipping

'Murmuration', by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

‘Murmuration’, by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

'Murmuration', by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

‘Murmuration’, by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

Detail: 'Murmuration', by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

Detail: ‘Murmuration’, by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

'Murmuration', by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

‘Murmuration’, by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

'Murmuration', by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

‘Murmuration’, by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

'Murmuration', by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

‘Murmuration’, by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

'70 years on...' by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building Central Concourse, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

’70 years on…’ by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building Central Concourse, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

Interpretation poster for the tensile artwork '70 years on...' Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Artist: Christopher Tipping Poster:Colourtone (Taunton) Ltd

Interpretation poster for the tensile artwork ’70 years on…’ Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Artist: Christopher Tipping
Poster:Colourtone (Taunton) Ltd

'70 years on...' by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building Central Concourse, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

’70 years on…’ by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building Central Concourse, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

'70 years on...' by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building Central Concourse, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

’70 years on…’ by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building Central Concourse, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

'70 years on...' by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building Central Concourse, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

’70 years on…’ by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building Central Concourse, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

’70 years on…’ was manufactured & installed by Architen Landrell with digital printing by VGL

'70 years on...' by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building Central Concourse, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

’70 years on…’ by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building Central Concourse, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

'70 years on...' by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building Central Concourse, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

’70 years on…’ by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building Central Concourse, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

Detail: '70 years on...' by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building Central Concourse, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

Detail: ’70 years on…’ by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building Central Concourse, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

Detail: '70 years on...' by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building Central Concourse, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

Detail: ’70 years on…’ by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building Central Concourse, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

Digital Printing onto vinyl mesh fabric applied to a stainless steel and aluminium ladder frame to create the tensile screen.

Detail: '70 years on...' by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building Central Concourse, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

Detail: ’70 years on…’ by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building Central Concourse, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

Detail: '70 years on...' by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building Central Concourse, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

Detail: ’70 years on…’ by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building Central Concourse, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

Detail: '70 years on...' by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building Central Concourse, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

Detail: ’70 years on…’ by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building Central Concourse, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

Detail: '70 years on...' by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building Central Concourse, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

Detail: ’70 years on…’ by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building Central Concourse, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

Detail: '70 years on...' by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building Central Concourse, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

Detail: ’70 years on…’ by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building Central Concourse, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

Detail: '70 years on...' by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building Central Concourse, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

Detail: ’70 years on…’ by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building Central Concourse, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

Detail: '70 years on...' by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building Central Concourse, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

Detail: ’70 years on…’ by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building Central Concourse, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

Detail: '70 years on...' by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building Central Concourse, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

Detail: ’70 years on…’ by Christopher Tipping commissioned for the Jubliee Building Central Concourse, Musgrove Park Hospital. Image: Christopher Tipping

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jubilee Building – Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton

I have been invited to the official opening of the Jubilee Building at Musgrove Park Hospital on Friday 23rd January 2015 – 

The building was delivered by Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust’s Capital Project Team in partnership with BAM and BDP Architects 

 

This invitation marks the official opening of the Jubilee Building at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton

This invitation marks the official opening of the Jubilee Building at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton

I was commissioned on several projects in relation to the new building as well as being involved with the Trust as Lead Artist for almost 10 years, throughout their 10 year programme of regeneration and new build.

‘Murmuration’ and ’70 years on…’ are two of the projects now completed & installed in the building. These have both featured in detail in earlier posts here. Please scroll down to review –

'70 Years on...' detail of tensile artwork in the Central Concourse of the new Jubilee Building at Musgrove Park Hospital. Image:John Seaman

’70 Years on…’ detail of tensile artwork in the Central Concourse of the new Jubilee Building at Musgrove Park Hospital. Image:John Seaman

The tensile screen artwork was manufactured and installed  by Architen and digitally printed by VGL Vinyl Graphics Ltd

Interpretation poster for the tensile artwork '70 years on...' Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Artist: Christopher Tipping Poster:Colourtone (Taunton) Ltd

Interpretation poster for the tensile artwork ’70 years on…’ Jubilee Building, Musgrove Park Hospital. Artist: Christopher Tipping
Poster:Colourtone (Taunton) Ltd

 

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury

Yesterday, I travelled up to Aylesbury to discuss the possibility of being commissioned for more work for the Whiteleaf Centre, which is now open and fully operational. This is the first visit I have made since the Centre opened. Really interesting to see it animated & full of people. Tom Cox from Artcare at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust who commissioned all the artists for the project  accompanied me around the wards and introduced my to staff who discussed with us the impact of the original artwork installations and the possibility of future collaborations with staff and service users to build upon this. Watch this space !

Within the ward hubs there are some high windows, which really demonstrated the effectiveness of the glazing manifestations in producing variation and change within the spaces depending on the weather.

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Glazing manifestation by Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Glazing manifestation by Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Glazing manifestation by Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Glazing manifestation by Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Glazing manifestation by Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Glazing manifestation by Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Glazing manifestation by Christopher Tipping.

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Glazing manifestation by Christopher Tipping.

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Detail of entrance corridor glazing manifestation by Christopher Tipping.

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Detail of entrance corridor glazing manifestation by Christopher Tipping.

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Detail of glazing manifestation in entrance corridor by Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Detail of glazing manifestation in entrance corridor by Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Detail of glazing manifestation to cafe & waiting area by Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Detail of glazing manifestation to cafe & waiting area by Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. External view of large meeting room glazing manifestation by Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. External view of large meeting room glazing manifestation by Christopher Tipping

 

 

The Whiteleaf Centre

I have been asked by Tom Cox, Artscape Project Manager for Oxford Heath NHS Foundation Trust, to prepare some draft artwork, based upon the designs for the Whiteleaf Hospital, which can be printed and framed for display at the Trust’s offices.

These are some of the draft images –

Draft - Street Trees 1. Image Christopher Tipping

Draft – Street Trees 1. Image Christopher Tipping

Draft artwork for Whiteleaf Centre Glazed Screens. Christopher Tipping

Draft artwork for Whiteleaf Centre Glazed Screens. Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Draft artwork for glazed screens. Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Draft artwork for glazed screens. Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Draft artwork for glazed screens Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Draft artwork for glazed screens Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Draft artwork for glazed screens Christopher Tipping

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Draft artwork for glazed screens Christopher Tipping

 

 

 

Bicester Community Hospital

The art project is now completed on site with all the digitally printed panels installed.

I visited on Friday 14th November to review progress & the following images are taken from that visit.

External Landscape of the hospital - in progress

External Landscape of the hospital – in progress

Each of the 10 ward rooms has a variation upon a single design. This was achieved for both economy & to meet a very tight deadline.

Each of the 10 ward rooms has a variation upon a single design. This was achieved for both economy & to meet a very tight deadline.

The brief was built around the need for privacy in the rooms. Large glazed screens open up onto  a landscaped courtyard. Although these spaces are being planted with trees and some small shrubs, most of the space would be turfed. Patients, staff & visitors can still see out from the windows in the knowledge that their privacy was being maintained. Opaque and transparent layers with drawn & cut out detailing were created to provide some variation & changeability in the surface.

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

When the sun comes out, the shadows follow.

When the sun comes out, the shadows follow.

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

BIcester Community Hospital - artwork for glazed screens by Christopher Tipping

Detail: Section of digitally printed glazing vinyl installed.

Detail: Section of digitally printed glazing vinyl installed.

 

 

 

 

Bicester Community Hospital

13th November 2014 

The project was approved last week and the files went to print earlier this week. The last two days have seen most of the digitally printed vinyl installed.

Guardian Window Films have manufactured and installed the work at the new Bicester Community Hospital. This new hospital, which has yet to open has been commissioned by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust & was delivered by Kajima with construction partner Mansell with IBI Nightingale Architects. The artwork project was commissioned by Artscape 
for Oxford Health.

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Final Artwork – all black areas will print as clear

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Final Artwork – draft with production marks –

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Drawing / Model – Draft room plan and applied manifestations

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Detail: single panel installed – Image: Tom Cox, Artscape

 

BICESTER HOSPITAL ROOM PLAN

 

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Image: Tom Cox, Artscape

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Image: Tom Cox, Artscape

Central Concourse – Musgrove Park Hospital

13th November 2014, Ramsgate

’70 years on…’ CENTRAL CONCOURSE SCREEN FOR THE JUBILEE BUILDING, MUSGROVE PARK HOSPITAL

I recently came across the work of the photographer, John Seaman, who had been commissioned by the main contractor for the Jubilee Building BAM to make a photographic record. Very lucky for me, that he has a great eye for catching the spirit & intent of the tensile artwork and its relationship to the building and interior space. ’70 years on…’ was a collaboration with Architen Landrell & VGL Vinyl Graphics  & was commissioned by Musgrove Park Hospital Capital Projects Office & Art for Life

 

'70 years on...' Tensile Artwork, Central Concourse, Jubilee Building.  Image: John Seaman Photography

’70 years on…’ Tensile Artwork, Central Concourse, Jubilee Building.  Image: John Seaman Photograph

Image: John Seaman Photography

Image: John Seaman Photography

Detail of transparent layering of the tensile screen. Image: John Seaman Photography

Detail of transparent layering of the tensile screen. Image: John Seaman Photograph

The Central Concourse Screen ’70 years on…’ was created to celebrate the delivery of the Jubilee Surgical Building & the 70th Anniversary of Musgrove Park Hospital. The project was Heritage Lottery funded.

The work is presented as a digitally printed tensile fabric screen made of 26 individually printed panels. It is supported by a bespoke lightweight aluminium & stainless steel double-sided ladder frame 21m x 1.8m, which is itself hung from 3 steel supporting columns of the Central Concourse building. The design & manufacture of the tensile screen and its method of digital printing balance well with the content of the work & its evocation of the past to present a contemporary artwork in a 21st Century Hospital.

The artwork is presented as a landscape, which, other than at each end, where curved steel panels protect the structure, the artwork can be viewed as a continual narrative sequence. However, this is not a timeline or a linear narrative, which has to be viewed in a particular way or from a particular viewpoint. The observer can simply roll up at any point along its 42m length and begin a journey or their own.

Text was employed in the design as both an aid to the visual narrative & to emphasize the importance of the hospital’s archive collection in this 70th Anniversary year. It also recalls individual and collective voices from the last 70 years. The work done by Louise Donovan, an archivist working with staff and patients past and present to recall their experiences working here has been included in “Sensing our Past”. 70 years of Musgrove Park Hospital’, published in 2012

Words have been used to draw with, or to conjure up the dynamic energy of the hospital. It is presented in a variety of ways, for example, following the line of the Galmington Stream, which runs along the boundary of the Hospital, or as a gestural expression, such as the whirlwind vortex drawing, or a simple circle of fine white text.

They are an eclectic and often mis-matched set of words, evocative of half remembered memories, anecdotes and stories, (as opposed to reproducing hard facts and figures within a fixed timeline). There are perhaps more ‘distant’ voices from early in the life of the hospital, particularly from it’s wartime experience, but I feel this is the way with memory – recall is distant and suggestive of the ‘good old days’.

Some elements within the artwork are obviously and easily recognizable, such as the iconic Eisenhower Tree & Galmington Stream, whilst others are abstract and elusive. A great number of the references are archival in origin, such as the colours, which were influenced by boxes of medical artifacts, some in the original packaging.

Bunches of flowers appear from between the seam joints, which evoke the Lily of the Valley presented to HM The Queen Mother or flowers given by visitors, which were held in vases attached to columns in the Nightingale wards.

The photographic archive too, which contains hundreds of images of staff at work and celebrating events such as Christmas & retirements, as well as visits by Royalty, or the American World Heavyweight Boxer, Joe Louis and the entertainer Bob Hope, who both visited the Hospital during World War II.

My own personal experience of being a part of this Hospital community since 2005, when I was appointed Lead Artist on the 10 year Hospital development programme is also evident in magery influenced by past projects undertaken here.

 

Image: John Seaman Photography

Image: John Seaman Photograph

Image: John Seaman Photography

Image: John Seaman Photography

Image: John Seaman Photography

Image: John Seaman Photography

Image: John Seaman Photography

Image: John Seaman Photograph

Image: John Seaman Photography

Image: John Seaman Photograph

Image: John Seaman Photography

Image: John Seaman Photograph

Image: John Seaman Photography

Image: John Seaman Photograph

Image: John Seaman Photography

Image: John Seaman Photography

Image: John Seaman

Image: John Seama

 

 

Bicester Community Hospital – draft artworks –

Bicester Community Hospital

We now have a schedule agreed and are working to issue draft artwork for comment and hopefully, approval by this time next week.

Detail: draft artwork -

Detail: draft artwork –

It was agreed that the principle we should follow is to develop a highly visual & primarily figurative narrative, which also provides a privacy screen between the users of the ward rooms and the external courtyards. The courtyard landscapes are brand new, with ground level put to grass and no planting at height to provide cover or privacy screening. This has however provided the opportunity to create a new and imaginary landscape, which bridges the gap between figurative and recognisable details and structures from the external landscape, alongside abstract and original forms and patterns found within the artwork.

The works are to be digitally printed onto optically clear vinyl in layers of opaque and transparent white, with some added colour. The attention to detail will be focussed on a horizontal band across the mid section of the glazing screen to provide privacy. The top section will be left clear, so that uninterrupted views of the sky can be had. We are working closely with Guardian Window Film to manufacture & install the work.

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Detail: draft artwork development –

These images are simply the first steps in creating a visual language and narrative for the project. The artwork is being developed as a long rectangular landscape – as a view through a window – . Each of the 10 ward rooms – each with a window, will be detailed with a section of this work, to give the appearance that each room has a unique identity and view of its own.

Detail from sketchbooks

Detail from sketchbooks

Detail form sketchbooks

Detail form sketchbooks

Detail: draft artwork in black & white

Detail: draft artwork in black & white

The artwork draft above shows the printed artwork as shades and layers of opaque white. The black areas will show as clear glass in the final works.

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Detail: draft artwork – Mock up of vinyl application on the glazing screen in one of the ward rooms.

There are 10 small one & two bed ward rooms arranged in two ward blocks within the new hospital by Nightingale Architects. The rooms are full of natural light and the interior colour schemes are muted and calm, with the odd spot of brighter colour, such as the chair. The artwork manifestation will respond to this scheme. The views through the windows are now partially obscured, providing a degree of privacy for the user, whilst also maintaining sufficient clear glass to allow natural light and changing weather conditions to be seen.

Detail: Draft Artwork

Detail: Draft Artwork

Detail: Iconography has been developed for the project using drawings of leaves and branching structures to create original & imagined plants. These are not botanical illustrations, rather, an impression of a landscape imagined.

Detail: Iconography has been developed for the project using drawings of leaves and branching structures to create original & imagined plants. These are not botanical illustrations, rather, an impression of a landscape imagined.

Detail: Iconography

Detail: Iconography

Detail: Iconography

Detail: Iconography

Detail: Draft artwork for 3 x Chrysanthemums - various textures and transparencies

Detail: Draft artwork for 3 x Chrysanthemums – various textures and transparencies

Detail: draft artwork

Detail: draft artwork

 

 

Bicester Community Hospital

Wednesday 1st October 2014

I have just been commissioned by Tom Cox, Artscape Project Manager for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust to create artwork for the new Bicester Community Hospital.  The new hospital is being delivered by Kajima & Nightingale Architects alongside Mansell Construction – now part of Balfour Beatty Construction UK.

Bicester Community Hospital - Image by Kajima.co.uk

Bicester Community Hospital – Image by Kajima.co.uk

The new works will be digitally printed onto optically clear vinyl and applied to the glazed window & door screens of 10 ward rooms throughout the building.

Typical glazed integrated door & window screen for digitally printed artwork.

Typical glazed integrated door & window screen for digitally printed artwork.

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External view of ground floor elevation with glazed screens

External view of ground floor elevation with glazed screens

 

The work is being manufactured and installed to my designs by Guardian Window Film.

 

Day Treatment Unit, Cancer Centre, Churchill Hospital, Oxford

Tuesday 16th September 2014, Oxford Churchill Hospital, DTU, Cancer Centre I came up to Oxford today to review the installation of the wall-covering artwork along with VGL and the Trust Arts Coordinator, Ruth Charity. The DTU is an oncology & haematology day unit delivering chemotherapy & other cancer related treatments. The staff delivering this service are the most dedicated and hardworking group of people. How they have made time to collaborate and input into this project has been truly brilliant and a pertinent and sharp reminder that projects such as this succeed because of a positive buy in & contribution by staff and stakeholders alike. The work is created around a central core ‘island’ of offices and consulting rooms about which day treatment chemotherapy services are delivered. Most of the chairs and beds face onto this central island, meaning that most patients spend hours at a time over many weeks or even years staring at dull, blank walls, during treatment, rather than out of the windows behind them, which incidentally are too high to see through. A concept approach was developed to change this dull & monotonous view into a contemplative and softly illuminated abstract vista, interrupted by the suggested shadows of overhanging branches and foliage with dappled light breaking through.

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Corridor linking Chemotherapy Waiting Room to Oncology day treatment room

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Haematology treatment space

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Nurse Station

 

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Detail: Digitally printed vinyl wall covering

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Detail: Digitally printed vinyl wall covering

 

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Nurse Station

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Patient and visitor drinks station

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Corridor linking Oncology day treatment space with the Chemotherapy waiting room

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Haematology treatment space nurse station

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Detail: Patient & visitor drinks station

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Haematology treatment space nurse station

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Detail

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Detail

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Detail with penguins

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Oncology treatment space main nurse station

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Hand wash station

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Oncology nurse station – Detail of wall covering

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Haematology treatment space – Detail of wall covering