We were commissioned by Fresh Arts and arts consultancy Willis Newson to develop a range of artwork for healthcare spaces used by people with dementia and other cognitive impairments.
The brief was to design an environment that is welcoming, reassuring and would respond to some of the specific needs of the patients.
The large scale artwork 'A walk in the park' encourages movement by providing a stimulating environment and a modest destination for a walk along the corridor.
Artwork using old photos, posters and postcards transforms a bare corridor into a more therapeutic environment that stimulates reminiscence and engagement. Entrances to the wards were made warmer, less scary and more inviting with the use of illustration depicting images of landmarks from the local area.
The designs were also subject to public consultation, we created an exhibition for the foyer in the hospital, and then worked with the feedback.