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Littlemore Mental Health Centre – Detailed Design

Thursday 4th May 2017 – 

Draft Artwork: Littlemore Mental Health Centre. Artist: Christopher Tipping

Draft artwork awaiting approval to go into production – we are working with our client team to review / comment and approve in the next few days so we can meet our install schedule.

 

Draft Artwork: Littlemore Mental Health Centre. Artist: Christopher Tipping

At this stage I set all the imagery against a black background – which actually indicates glazing with no printing – just clear glass.

This work will be digitally printed onto optically clear vinyl. The process allows for a layer of colour, followed by a layer of white and finally another layer of colour. The artwork can be read equally from both viewing sides – inside or outside the building. The production level artwork files, sampling and final digital printing and installation is done by my long-time collaborators, Vinyl Graphics Ltd.

Draft Artwork: Littlemore Mental Health Centre. Artist: Christopher Tipping

Draft Artwork: Littlemore Mental Health Centre. Artist: Christopher Tipping

Various degrees of opacity and transparency are designed into the artwork. As a rule this is worked out via single colour files – in this case magenta – which clearly indicate degrees of opacity.

Draft Magenta Artwork: Littlemore Mental Health Centre. Artist: Christopher Tipping

Draft Magenta Artwork: Littlemore Mental Health Centre. Artist: Christopher Tipping

Draft Magenta Artwork: Littlemore Mental Health Centre. Artist: Christopher Tipping

Draft Artwork: Littlemore Mental Health Centre. Artist: Christopher Tipping

Draft Artwork: Littlemore Mental Health Centre. Artist: Christopher Tipping

Draft Artwork: Littlemore Mental Health Centre. Artist: Christopher Tipping

Christopher Tipping – Practice Update

Tuesday 3rd May 2017

“This is what I do”…

Chatham Placemaking Project – Left to Right – Project Artists: Xtina Lamb, Christopher Tipping, Simon Williams, Rob Young

A review of current and recently completed works –

I am an experienced Artist working in Public Realm, Urban Regeneration and Healthcare environments for Local Authorities, NHS Trusts and the Private Sector.

My projects exhibit contrasting variations in scale, budgets and delivery programmes. They illustrate how I can creatively collaborate within and successfully contribute to a variety of multi-disciplinary teams working in diverse locations and communities.

What underpins my approach to every project however, is a passion for contextually driven creative research and site analysis with which to inform, influence or drive a project forward. What actually delivers the project thereafter is an ability and a desire to collaborate from the outset, respectful of and creatively responsive to the contribution of all members of a client group.

I want to be involved in projects which create spaces and places which resonate with the people who will ultimately use them and which enhances their personal enjoyment and experience of it.

Click on the project titles for links to more detailed information.

 

CHATHAM PLACEMAKING PROJECT Public Realm and Regeneration – Status: Ongoing

Commissioned by Medway Council & Network Rail

Francis Knight Art Consultants

LDA Design & Project Centre

T Loughman Building and Civil Engineering Contractor

Hardscape

Chatham Placemaking Project. Draft Magazine page for ‘A Circle of Words in a Military Square’.

Chatham Placemaking Project. Draft Magazine page for ‘St John’s Steps & Crossing’. Artist: Christopher Tipping

 

SOUTHAMPTON STATION QUARTER NORTH – Transport & Public Realm – Status: Completed

Commissioned by Southampton City Council and Balfour Beatty Living Places

CH2MHill Halcrow 

Balfour Beatty

Hardscape

Cornish Concrete Products

Michael Grubb Studios

Parose Projects

Southampton Station Quarter North – Frobisher House Forecourt. Image: Wilson Massie. Project Artist: Christopher Tipping

Southampton Station Quarter North – Station Forecourt. Image: Wilson Massie. Project Artist: Christopher Tipping

 

HARRISON PARK, ORCHARD PARK, HULL – Extra Care Housing Scheme – digitally printed glazing vinyl and wall mounted work – Status: Ongoing

Commissioned by Riverside UK , Hull City Council & Wates Living Space 

RKL Public Art Consultants 

VGL – Vinyl Graphics Ltd

Croft Goode Architects

Re-Form Landscape Architects

Detail: Glazing Vinyl installation Harrison Park, Hall Rd, Hull Extra Care. Artist: Christopher Tipping

Detail: Glazing Vinyl installation Harrison Park, Hall Rd, Hull Extra Care. Artist: Christopher Tipping

 

LITTLEMORE MENTAL HEALTH CENTRE, OXFORD – Wenric Ward, digitally printed glazing vinyl – Status: Ongoing

Commissioned by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust & Artscape 

Vinyl Graphics Ltd

Draft Artwork for Wenric Ward, Littlemore Mental Health Unit, Oxford. Artist: Christopher Tipping

Draft Artwork for Wenric Ward, Littlemore Mental Health Unit, Oxford. Artist: Christopher Tipping

 

TAMESIDE NEW MACMILLAN UNIT  – Status: Completed

Commissioned by Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS

Willis Newson Arts & Health Consultancy 

IBI Group Architects Rochdale, UK 

KKE Architects

John Turner Construction Group

Interior of the New Macmillan Unit, showing a detail of the main corridor bespoke wall covering as seen through the laminated glazed screens. Project Artist: Christopher Tipping

Interior detail of the New Macmillan Unit at Tameside Hospital – Project Artist: Christopher Tipping

 

KINGSBRIDGE LANE, SOUTHAMPTON – Public Realm project currently in development. An extension of the Southampton Station Quarter North Project – Status: Ongoing

Commissioned by Southampton City Council & Balfour Beatty Living Places

Hardscape

Kingsbridge Lane, Southampton. Draft sketch: Text embedded into basalt paving. Artist: Christopher Tipping

Kingsbridge Lane, Southampton. Draft Concept sketch: Stainless Steel screening wall with text. Artist: Christopher Tipping

Littlemore Mental Health Centre, Oxford

Project Update – 20th April 2017 

Mental Health Services at Littlemore Mental Health Centre, are directed and managed by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust .

This arts in health project was commissioned for Wenric Ward , which provides Low Secure Adult Services  – by Tom Cox of Artscape and the Staff of Wenric Ward.

Information about the history of the earlier Littlemore Hospital in Oxford can be accessed via this link to the Oxfordshire Health Archives  and to the accompanying site about County Asylums 

Tom worked alongside Occupational Therapists Helen Keay (Senior OT) and Holly Williams, in collaborating with patients, to undertake a series of workshops centred around drawing and mark making. I was subsequently provided with access to these drawings as inspiration for the artwork, using where possible, drawing motifs, textures and colours which formed part of the outcome from the creative sessions.

The project site is created within the internal circulation space of the Ward, centred around a small external courtyard. Artwork will be digitally printed onto optically clear vinyl and applied to the glazing, which provides views into the courtyard. The artwork has been commissioned to be applied on three sides of the courtyard glazing taking in the Circulation Corridor, Lounge and Multi-Faith Room, animating the space, introducing colour and detail and to visually engage patients and staff.

 

Draft Artwork for Wenric Ward, Littlemore Mental Health Unit, Oxford. Artist: Christopher Tipping

Draft Artwork for Wenric Ward, Littlemore Mental Health Unit, Oxford. Artist: Christopher Tipping

Draft Artwork for Wenric Ward, Littlemore Mental Health Unit, Oxford. Artist: Christopher Tipping

Draft Artwork for Wenric Ward, Littlemore Mental Health Unit, Oxford. Artist: Christopher Tipping

Draft Artwork for Wenric Ward, Littlemore Mental Health Unit, Oxford. Artist: Christopher Tipping

Draft Artwork for Wenric Ward, Littlemore Mental Health Unit, Oxford. Artist: Christopher Tipping

Draft Artwork for Wenric Ward, Littlemore Mental Health Unit, Oxford. Artist: Christopher Tipping

Draft Artwork for Wenric Ward, Littlemore Mental Health Unit, Oxford. Artist: Christopher Tipping

Draft Artwork for Wenric Ward, Littlemore Mental Health Unit, Oxford. Artist: Christopher Tipping

Draft Artwork for Wenric Ward, Littlemore Mental Health Unit, Oxford. Artist: Christopher Tipping

Approved !

Detail - Ruby Ward Round Room. Digitally printed Vinyl Wall Covering. Whiteleaf Hospital - Phase Two. Artwork: Christopher Tipping

Detail – Ruby Ward Round Room. Digitally printed Vinyl Wall Covering. Whiteleaf Hospital – Phase Two. Artwork: Christopher Tipping

Final designs for the four Ward Round Rooms at the Whiteleaf Centre have been approved.

Samples will now be produced by Vinyl Graphics Ltd in Reading. Once these are approved, the project will go into production.

These are the four artworks –

Amber Ward Round Room. Digitally printed Vinyl Wall Covering. Whiteleaf Hospital - Phase Two. Artwork: Christopher Tipping

Amber Ward Round Room. Digitally printed Vinyl Wall Covering. Whiteleaf Hospital – Phase Two. Artwork: Christopher Tipping

Sapphire Ward Round Room. Digitally printed Vinyl Wall Covering. Whiteleaf Hospital - Phase Two. Artwork: Christopher Tipping

Sapphire Ward Round Room. Digitally printed Vinyl Wall Covering. Whiteleaf Hospital – Phase Two. Artwork: Christopher Tipping

Opal Ward Round Room. Digitally printed Vinyl Wall Covering. Whiteleaf Hospital - Phase Two. Artwork: Christopher Tipping

Opal Ward Round Room. Digitally printed Vinyl Wall Covering. Whiteleaf Hospital – Phase Two. Artwork: Christopher Tipping

Ruby Ward Round Room. Digitally printed Vinyl Wall Covering. Whiteleaf Hospital - Phase Two. Artwork: Christopher Tipping

Ruby Ward Round Room. Digitally printed Vinyl Wall Covering. Whiteleaf Hospital – Phase Two. Artwork: Christopher Tipping

 

 

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury Phase 2 Commission begins –

Monday 6th July 2015, Aylesbury

We had our first Art Commission Phase 2 design meeting at the Whiteleaf Centre  today to meet staff working in the four Wards, Opal, Sapphire, Ruby and Amber. Tom Cox of Artscape and myself presented some first draft ideas to staff. We spread out the drawings and some paper models on the meeting room table and asked staff to comment on the work and annotate the drafts for us. This proved a rewarding process – with some of the iconography in the draft designs getting positive approval, whilst others – a definite thumbs down! –

The composite image below shows the Ward Round Rooms, which are found within each Ward Hub. This room is used for Clinical staff meetings and meetings with family and service users. We are proposing to install digitally printed wall coverings to two walls in each room.

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury Project: digitally printed wall coverings to Ward Round Rooms. Image: Christopher Tipping, Project Artist

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury
Project: digitally printed wall coverings to Ward Round Rooms. Image: Christopher Tipping, Project Artist

 

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury Project: digitally printed wall coverings to Ward Round Rooms. Image: Draft Artworks by Christopher Tipping, Project Artist

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury
Project: digitally printed wall coverings to Ward Round Rooms. Image: Draft Artworks by Christopher Tipping, Project Artist

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury Project: digitally printed wall coverings to Ward Round Rooms. Image: Draft Artworks and models by Christopher Tipping, Project Artist

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury
Project: digitally printed wall coverings to Ward Round Rooms. Image: Draft Artworks and models by Christopher Tipping, Project Artist

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury Project: digitally printed wall coverings to Ward Round Rooms. Image: Draft Artworks by Christopher Tipping, Project Artist

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury
Project: digitally printed wall coverings to Ward Round Rooms. Image: Draft Artworks by Christopher Tipping, Project Artist

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury Project: digitally printed wall coverings to Ward Round Rooms. Image: Draft Artworks by Christopher Tipping, Project Artist

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury
Project: digitally printed wall coverings to Ward Round Rooms. Image: Draft Artworks by Christopher Tipping, Project Artist

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury Project: digitally printed wall coverings to Ward Round Rooms. Image: Draft Artworks by Christopher Tipping, Project Artist

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury
Project: digitally printed wall coverings to Ward Round Rooms. Image: Draft Artworks by Christopher Tipping, Project Artist

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury Project: digitally printed wall coverings to Ward Round Rooms. Image: Draft Artworks by Christopher Tipping, Project Artist

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury
Project: digitally printed wall coverings to Ward Round Rooms. Image: Draft Artworks by Christopher Tipping, Project Artist

 

 

 

 

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 – A1 Prints

20th November 2014 

We have now agreed on which artworks will be delivered as A1 framed prints for the Trust Offices –

Draft Print 1 - The design was used for the Entrance Corridor glazed screen. It will be paired with Draft Print 2

Draft Print 1 – The design was used for the Entrance Corridor glazed screen. It will be paired with Draft Print 2

 

Draft Print 2 - The design was used for Ward A . It will be paired with Draft Print 1

Draft Print 2 – The design was used for Ward A . It will be paired with Draft Print 1

 

Draft Print 3 - Each tree design was used for the Large Meeting Room. It will be paired with Draft Print 4

Draft Print 3 – Each tree design was used for the Large Meeting Room. It will be paired with Draft Print 4

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Wall covering artwork drafts. Artist Christopher Tipping

Draft Print 4 – Each tree design was used in Ward Hubs B & C. Both trees will be paired with Draft Print 3

 

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

 

 

 

The Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury

Nightingale Architects have made available some new images of the project at The Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. This particular image is of the large meeting room in the resource centre. The digitally printed artwork manufactured by Guardian is applied to the glazing screen. When the sun is strong, this creates an additional and fleeting, ephemeral extension of the artwork cast in shadow upon the floor and adjacent walls.

The digitally printed glazing artwork casts shadows on the adjacent walls.

The digitally printed glazing artwork casts shadows on the adjacent walls.

 

Detail of the Cafe and Waiting area of the resource centre. Image: Nightingale Architects

Detail of the Cafe and Waiting area of the resource centre. Image: Nightingale Architects

Christopher Tipping, the project artist standing next to a sample wall covering installation on the wards at The Whiteleaf Centre.  Image: Tom Cox

Christopher Tipping, the project artist standing next to a sample wall covering installation on the wards at The Whiteleaf Centre. Image: Tom Cox

The Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury

Today I received some new images of the Whiteleaf Centre and the interior and am posting them here by kind permission of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.

The core members of the project team with whom I collaborated on the project are:

Tom Cox – Project Manager, Artscape, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Mental Health Division

Mark Bateman – Capital Development Manager, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Britta MacDonald – Senior Assertive Outreach Worker, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Michelle Harding – Head of Adult Acute Pathway, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust  

Neil Flint – Commercial Services Manager, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Whiteleaf Centre, Nightingale Associate Architects, Front Elevation with some glazing artwork visible on the right hand side.

Whiteleaf Centre, Kier and Nightingale Associate Architects for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.  Front Elevation with some glazing artwork visible on the right hand side.

Whiteleaf  Centre, Main Reception. Some glazing artwork can be seen on the doors and glazing to the external courtyard to the centre of the image.

Whiteleaf Centre, Main Reception. Some glazing artwork can be seen on the doors and glazing to the external courtyard to the centre of the image.

Ward Hub Interior - showing the ward identity artwork. Each of the 4 wards has a colour coded artwork to assist in creating a unique identity for each area.

Ward Hub Interior – showing the ward identity artwork. Each of the 4 wards has a colour coded artwork to assist in creating a unique identity for each area.

Detail of Ward Hub artworks.

Detail of Ward Hub artworks.

The Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Front entrance elevation. The small sapling tree on the green roundabout in the foreground is a specimen tree planted to create a focal point.  The tree is a Variegated Tulip Tree and was decided upon in collaboration with the project Landscape Architect, Robyn Butcher of Terra Firma Consultancy.

The Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury. Front entrance elevation. The small sapling tree on the green roundabout in the foreground is a specimen tree planted to create a focal point. The tree is a Variegated Tulip Tree and was decided upon in collaboration with the project Landscape Architect, Robyn Butcher of Terra Firma Consultancy.