Tameside Macmillan Unit Arts Group Meeting

27th April 2016 – Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Ashton Under Lyne

Tameside Macmillan Unit - Detail: Draft Colourways Artwork for the Circulation Corridor Wall. Image: Project Artist Christopher Tipping

Tameside Macmillan Unit – Detail: Draft Colourways Artwork for the Circulation Corridor Wall. Image: Project Artist Christopher Tipping

On Wednesday this week I attended a meeting of the project Arts Group to present the research, creative concept & draft development of the artwork for the TMU – Tameside Macmillan Unit. The pdf can be viewed via this link:

27th April 2016 TMU Draft Artwork Review

“Chris’ designs were presented to patient and staff representatives yesterday and were very well received.  People felt they were really true to the original concept and Stewart Ramsden, the patient representative who took Chris on the walk was especially pleased.  He felt the layers of detail offered repeated rewards for patients needing to return to the centre again and again. He also liked the semi abstract nature of the work which allowed people to find their own interpretation whilst still being very evocative of familiar local places”. Bronwen Gwillim – Creative Director Willis Newson

The project was also featured online this week by Building Better Healthcare. 

Some of the images from the pdf and the meeting are posted below –

Tameside Macmillan Unit - Draft Artwork for the Circulation Corridor Wall. Image: Project Artist Christopher Tipping

Tameside Macmillan Unit – Draft Artwork for the Circulation Corridor Wall. Image: Project Artist Christopher Tipping

Tameside Macmillan Unit - Detail: Draft Artwork 1 of 3 for the Circulation Corridor Wall. Image: Project Artist Christopher Tipping

Tameside Macmillan Unit – Detail: Draft Artwork 1 of 3 for the Circulation Corridor Wall. Image: Project Artist Christopher Tipping

Tameside Macmillan Unit - Detail: Draft Artwork 2 of 3 for the Circulation Corridor Wall. Image: Project Artist Christopher Tipping

Tameside Macmillan Unit – Detail: Draft Artwork 2 of 3 for the Circulation Corridor Wall. Image: Project Artist Christopher Tipping

Tameside Macmillan Unit - Detail: Draft Artwork 3 of 3 for the Circulation Corridor Wall. Image: Project Artist Christopher Tipping

Tameside Macmillan Unit – Detail: Draft Artwork 3 of 3 for the Circulation Corridor Wall. Image: Project Artist Christopher Tipping

Tameside Macmillan Unit - Draft development - Ink Drawing of Wild Garlic. Image: Christopher Tipping

Tameside Macmillan Unit – Draft development – Ink Drawing of Wild Garlic. Image: Christopher Tipping

Tameside Macmillan Unit - Draft development - Ink Drawing of Reeds. Image: Christopher Tipping

Tameside Macmillan Unit – Draft development – Ink Drawing of Reeds. Image: Christopher Tipping

Tameside Macmillan Unit - Draft development - Ink Drawing of Branch with leaves. Image: Christopher Tipping

Tameside Macmillan Unit – Draft development – Ink Drawing of Branch with leaves. Image: Christopher Tipping

Tameside Macmillan Unit - Draft development - Drawing of Gritsone. Image: Christopher Tipping

Tameside Macmillan Unit – Draft development – Drawing of Gritsone. Image: Christopher Tipping

Tameside Macmillan Unit - Draft development - Abstract Drawing of Field Pattern. Image: Christopher Tipping

Tameside Macmillan Unit – Draft development – Abstract Drawing of Field Pattern. Image: Christopher Tipping

Tameside Macmillan Unit - Draft Stage Art Group  Review Meeting.  Image: Christopher Tipping

Tameside Macmillan Unit – Draft Stage Art Group Review Meeting. Image: Christopher Tipping

Tameside Macmillan Unit - Draft Stage Art Group  Review Meeting.  Image: Christopher Tipping

Tameside Macmillan Unit – Draft Stage Art Group Review Meeting. Image: Christopher Tipping

Tameside Macmillan Unit - Draft Stage Art Group  Review Meeting.  Image: Christopher Tipping

Tameside Macmillan Unit – Draft Stage Art Group Review Meeting. Image: Christopher Tipping

Stewart Ramsden is a member of the TMU Art Group as a Patient Representative. Stewart also happens to be the President of the Tameside Ramblers. He accompanied me on the 12 mile walk in Tameside, which has been the inspiration for this project. Bronwen Gwillim is Creative Director at Willis Newson and is leading on the Arts and Interior Strategy for the Trust.

Tameside Macmillan Unit - Draft Stage Art Group  Review Meeting.  Image: Christopher Tipping

Tameside Macmillan Unit – Draft Stage Art Group Review Meeting. Image: Christopher Tipping

TMU Art Group members left to right – Sarah Lowiss Haematology Cancer Specialist Nurse, Michael Hughes Project Architect IBI Group & Gareth Llewellyn Capital Projects Manager for the Trust –

Tameside Macmillan Unit - Draft Stage Art Group  Review Meeting.  Image: Christopher Tipping

Tameside Macmillan Unit – Draft Stage Art Group Review Meeting. Image: Christopher Tipping

The meeting also covered the proposals for colour, fabrics and finishes for the Interiors of the building, which is being delivered by Michael Hughes, IBI Group Project Architect. I am also consulting with Olivia Kirk of Olivia Kirk Gardens who is designing the external courtyard finishes and planting scheme. It is an interesting collaborative process – as I am responding to and being inspired by their proposals for colour, texture and materials, whilst my draft artwork is also influencing the colour field and aesthetic for the project.

 

 

 

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