Alan Goulbourne Morriston Hospital, Swansea, Outpatients
Alan Goulbourne’s white sculptures’, – which hang from the wall and celling of the waiting area – are designed to appear like the fractured patterns of striated rock in the Welsh coastline. They also play an important role of softening the acoustics in a busy, cavernous, space – thereby making the patient experience more comfortable on both the eye and ear.
Goulbourne’s piece was a result of a close collaboration between sound engineers, estates, contractors, and artist, whose combined expertise has resulted in a fusion of visual art and sound engineering.
Alison Moger Project
Alison’s work as an artist has evolved from her experiences as a child, within the South Wales valleys. She explores traditional stitch and print within her work, reflecting on the working class values of community life with its humour and warmth.
Her work also reflects on the women in her life as a child, who loved and nurtured her and influenced who she isas an artist today. Her practice aims to bring discarded often worn vintage textiles back to life with humour and a feeling of belonging. Each piece of work holds its own personality and is a unique piece.
Andy Goodman Project
Andy’s work uses bold, geometric imagery and visual puns to underpin or subvert everyday phrase and language. His love of contemporary design and minimalism is evident in his use of both colour and form. He works in the fields of advertising, design and editorial, and is published by Edizioni Corraini in Italy and Princeton Architectural Press in New York.
Angela A’Court Project
An artist and printmaker, Angela works predominantly in soft pastel, whether painting, printing, collaging or paper making.
Originally from London, New York has been home for the last thirteen years, with a recent break of eighteen months spent in Tokyo.
Angela’s evolution has been influenced by living in and experiencing different cultures, which have offered up a visual and emotional dimension to the work. As an onlooker, I have observed in each the routines and customs that provide a structure for day to day interactions and our need for connection. I am interested in re-defining soft pastel as a modern medium for reflecting contemporary life by distilling and exalting its intrinsic immediacy and tactile distinctiveness.
I move slowly in the studio, so that ideas can free-float. There is a rhythm and pace here that enables me to feel my way around a painting. With a sensibility rather than an single idea, I’ll begin painting so that randomness and equilibrium work along side each other. My working process is an explorative, intuitive mix borrowed from several disciplines, combining and alternating pastel with print or collage.
My information comes from careful observation, from reflecting on a familiar scene and drawing a narrative from it. The scenes are not staged but usually stumbled upon, perhaps a friend's window sill, kitchen table or a glimpse of two people engaged in conversation. It is the overlooked aspects of everyday life that draw me in, a stolen glance of another’s day to day and the rhythm of routine that we all share.
Charlotte Mann New QEII Hospital
Charlotte Mann is known for her 1:1 scale wall drawings. The works are generally site specific and the relationship between their figurative subject matter and sculptural presence form the conceptual engagement around which her practice revolves. Her work exists in public and private collections around the world including works in Hong Kong, Singapore, Milan, Basel, Dublin and London.
Charlotte studied Fashion Design at Central St. Martins and upon graduating worked as a fashion designer and stylist. Examples of her fashion design work, in collaboration with Russell Sage, have been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and are in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum Archive in London. Her drawing practice developed from her now well-known installations included in fashion shows shown in both New York and London Fashion weeks, starting in 2006. These installations have also been exhibited in other contexts, including the Design Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Charlotte is an associate lecturer at University of the Arts, London, where for eight years she developed and curated the Friday film programme at cinemas in Leicester Square, London. She is also a senior faculty member of the Royal Drawing School. She lives, works and was born in Peckham, London.
Danielle Arbrey Morriston Hospital, Swansea, Outpatients
Art in Site commissioned Swansea University illustration graduate Danielle Arbrey to create the cut paper illustrations which decorate pediatrics. Danielle carried out her research through a number of collaborative workshops with children, in which they discussed journeys they took on a daily basis and what animals triggered their imaginations.
David Jones Project
David aims are to create a world from his imagination, images and objects that are intriguing to the eye; and to transcend the barrier between ‘fine’ art, design and illustration.
He finds inspiration in outsider, folk art and wood cut media. His influences range from The eighteenth century wood engraver Thomas Bewick, to New Yorker cartoonist of the 1950s Saul Steinberg.
After graduating fro Liverpool John Moores University, David worked in graphic design design studios in Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Holland before assisiting renowned Graphic Designers Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert. Since 1967 David has been a freelance Artist, designer and lecturer.
David Tremlett Project
Tremlett was born in St Austell, Cornwall. He attended Falmouth College of Art from 1962 to 1963 (was introduced to the college by Lionel Miskin and taught by Francis Hewlett (painting) and Ray Exworth (sculpture) before studying sculpture at Birmingham School of Art from 1963 until 1966 and then at the Royal College of Art in London. He travelled from the early 1970s in North America and Australia and from 1978 to 1987 in the Middle East and Africa.
His first solo exhibition was with Nigel Greenwood Gallery in London in the early seventies, where he rose to prominence alongside artists such as Richard Long and Gilbert and George. Tremlett was already making wall drawings at that time — his first was in 1969. Since the 1980s, his primary media has been pastel, of which he says: "It is a fragile, delicate powder, so light that you can blow it away, but at the same time you can make something strong, demanding, and structurally tough." Despite the time and attention required by all of his site-specific works, Tremlett does not limit himself to locations that will ensure permanence. Indeed, many of his wall drawings exist for only a short period of time before they are weathered by natural elements or painted over in preparation for the next gallery show. Tremlett’s palette has also been influenced over the years by his travel to execute site-specific works in places such as Malawi, India, Italy and Texas.
Since the late 1970s, he has been creating wall drawings notably at the British Embassy in Berlin, the British Council Building in Nairobi, Kenya (designed by Squire and Partners in 2004) and the Capella Delle Brunate at La Morra, Barolo with his friend Sol LeWitt. His stained glass windows for the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Villenauxe-la-Grande in France were completed in 2005. The South Lobby of the Bloomberg Building, City of London was completed in 2017. https://www.wallpaper.com/architecture/bloomberg-europe-hq-foster-and-partners.
Tremlett has exhibited internationally in private galleries and major museums with 10 catalogues and many artist books to his credit. In 2011 he was asked to create a work for the entrance of the Manton Hall at Tate Britain titled ‘Drawing for Free Thinking’ it spans 450 sq. metres.
Katie Allen Morriston Hospital, Swansea, Outpatients
Katie’s art is based on the natural world, its changing seasons and shades, which she transforms into a rich textile of patterns, forms and colours. Her paintings when viewed as a whole are of recognisable landscapes and natural forms – trees and plants, insects and birds – but on closer inspection become detailed abstract patterns composed of intricate designs and subtle colour harmonies which explore the play of scale from macro to micro and the movement between representational and abstract.
A trip to India in 2006 marked a major turning point in Katie’s work. Influenced by the art and architecture of Rajasthan and Lucknow Katie started experimenting with painting in new ways in order to create the very beautiful works for which she is now known.
“As well as numerous western artists, I am greatly influenced by Indian art and architecture, calligraphy, Arabic art, Japanese paintings and fabric design. From vast palaces decorated with beautiful intricate patterns composed of gemstones and mirrors to delicate miniature paintings, from the gestural brush strokes of eastern calligraphy to 20th century textiles. I strive in my paintings to capture these qualities and to create something beautiful, evocative, delicate and carefully crafted.”
At Swansea Morriston hospital, Allen drew on the hospital’s location in the countryside just outside Swansea, with images of the landscape emphasising Morriston’s stepped hillside locations, featuring: Three Cliffs Bay; typical woodland valleys; hillsides; moorland and an image of sky framed by cherry blossom.
These distinct landscape categories play a role in the wayfinding strategy for the building: each floor of the building is curated to match the corresponding step in the landscape, with the ground floor featuring ground-level scenes such as the beach and the upper floors feature scenes of the sky.
Kiriko Kubo Project
Kiriko Kubo was born in Tokyo and made her debut as a cartoonist (manga-ka) in the early 1980s. After the huge success of ‘Cynical Hysterie Hour’ and ‘Imadoki no kodomo’, Kiriko has gone on to direct short animation films, design CD and book covers, write essays, children’s books and many other manga comics, including ‘Buckets de Gohan’ (animated for television in 1996), ‘Dobutsu uranai’ (1999), ‘Kuru Kuru Cynical’ (2007) and ‘Hime Mama’ (2007-2009). Retrospective exhibitions of her work were held in Tokyo, Yokohama and Kyoto in 2001. Recently published books include her collected essays about life in London, ‘Boku wa Ron-don’ (2012), and a series of digitalized editions of her earlier work (2011-2014).
Kiriko has been living in London for the last 18 years and continues to publish widely in Japan. Her work has been exhibited at the Japanese Embassy in London, and she has given talks at the ICA and other venues, including the universities of Manchester, Brighton and Aberdeen. She has also worked on a series of design projects for hospitals in the UK, including the Evelina Children’s Hospital (2013) and St Thomas’ Hospital (2014). In 2006 she appeared on Melvyn Bragg’s South Bank Show special on Japanese manga.
Rebecca Salter RA
Rebecca Salter RA Project
Rebecca Salter studied at Bristol Polytechnic and then at Kyoto City University of the Arts in Japan, where she lived for six years. While living in Kyoto, Salter studied traditional Japanese woodblock printing with Professor Kurosaki Akira and has since written two books on the subject. Her interest in printmaking is combined with her main practice in painting. Until 2016 she was Associate Lecturer on the MA Printmaking Course at Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts, London.
Salter exhibits regularly in London and internationally, and in 2011 she had a major retrospective into the light of things at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut. A monograph was published to coincide with the show. An accompanying exhibition at Yale University Art Gallery explored links between Western artists and Japan. She has also been artist in residence twice (2003 and 2011) at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Connecticut. Salter has undertaken several architectural commissions including 15 Sackville Street, London W1, St George’s Hospital, Tooting and NGS Macmillan Cancer Unit, Chesterfield Royal Hospital. She has work in many private and public collections including Tate, British Museum, Yale Center for British Art and Yale University Art Gallery.
Salter was elected as a Royal Academician to the category of Printmaker in December 2014 and, in June 2017, was elected as the Keeper of the Royal Academy. On 10th December 2019 she was elected the 27th President of the Royal Academy of Arts and became the first female President since the Academy was founded in 1768.
Richard Hogg Project
Richard Hogg is an artist and designer who lives and works in Hastings, East Sussex.
His work encompasses illustration, film making, murals and videogames.
He made the award winning Playstation game Hohokum and more recently Wilmot’s Warehouse. Illustration clients include Esso, Barclays, Audi, The Guardian, Design Museum, O2, Capital Group, BBC, WIRED and the Surrey Bird Club.
Vahram Muratyan Project
Vahram Muratyan is a graphic artist based in Paris. In the fall of 2010, during a long stay in New York, Vahram launched his first blog, Paris versus New York, a tally of two cities which was viewed more than 4 million times, covered by the New York Times, spurred exhibitions at Colette in Paris and The Standard in New York, and eventually became the book Paris Versus New York. His new projects include a weekly column in M Magazine, and the Prada Spring/ Summer 2012 special collaboration, Parallel Universes.
IBI Knightingale Group
Penoyre & Prasad
NHS Trusts & Hospitals
Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Derbyshire
Evelina Children’s Hospital, London
Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust, London
Hertfordshire Foundation Trust
King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust, London
Kingston General Hospital, Kingston Upon Thames
The King’s Fund, London
Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
Royal Free Hospital, London
Southend University Hospital NHS Trust
University College Hospital, London
West Sussex & Surrey Partnership NHS Trust
West London Mental Health Trust
other health authorities
ABM Healthboard, Swansea
University of Kent
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