Royal Hospital for Sick Children & Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Edinburgh

Commission

Third Floor graphics

Third Floor graphics

I was commissioned by Ginkgo Projects to create wall graphics for their Art and Therapeutic Design (ATD) programme for the new building at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Edinburgh.

I was one of several artists who worked with patients and staff of NHS Lothian, led by Alison Unsworth. The designs build on the overall concept developed by HLM architects for the interior design of the building, based on five ‘layers of the landscape’; starting with an urban theme for the ground floor, moving through themes of rural, water, mountain and sky, traveling up through the building.

I developed designs which run along the main hospital corridors on each of the five floors of the building and assist wayfinding by highlighting key entrances to wards and departments.

For each floor I hand printed a multitude of interchangable motifs relating to the pre-defined themes, choosing a print technique appropriate for each theme - screenprinting, wood block printing or lino printing. I hand printed each shape at Glasgow Print Studio.

First floor graphics

First floor graphics

Fourth floor graphics

Fourth floor graphics