Visual Art Commission from 'Arts Connect' for two Wards at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich.
The brief was to create artwork that would have a positive impact on the wellbeing of patients and staff on the wards. The work needed to respond to not only the physical environment in which it will be located but also the experiences of those on the wards. The aim of the commission was to bring a sense of humanity to highly clinical spaces, to lift the spirits, calm, distract, soothe and reassure.
The commission involved a wide range of pieces from window vinyl, poster style pieces and larger wall artwork (over 20 Artworks). Ward 14 Images were about place and community – familiar places to create connections and are accessible and engaging. For Ward 16 the work was based around themes of escape and refreshing change. Bright colours and a positive open feel - to be windows into other places and memories.
We used circular or irregular shaped artwork to give good stand out amongst all the 'visual noise’ of a busy ward.
**These aren’t photos of the actual location - COVID means we can’t get access to take photos.