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Art at the Heart of the RUH

Art Wishlist for the RUH Cancer Care Centre

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Key Wish List ART FOR THE CANCER CARE CENTRE: WISH LIST


art and design strategy

Art for the Cancer Care Centre Art at the Heart (AATH) is the official arts charity for the Royal United Hospital Bath, and will use its 12 years of expertise to ensure that there is a clear art and design strategy for the Cancer Care Centre from the outset. This means that the approach to the build and clinical care will be considered together in order to create a truly holistic healing environment, enabling the RUH to offer an exceptional level of care for patients within an inspiring building and surroundings. It is advisable to appoint a lead artist to the project, who can work alongside AATH, RUH Capital Projects, IBI Architects and Kier Group, in order to produce a coherent and inspired brief at the earliest stage possible.

“We strive to create successful healthcare facilities that encourage a sense of community and social atmosphere, always considering humanistic elements such as the integration of patient privacy, comfort and responsibility to the natural environment. Our work is progressive and innovative through our research, development and application of new initiatives, working in partnership with our clients and communities to ensure successful implementation.” Architects: IBI Group

Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Intro

ART FOR THE CANCER CARE CENTRE: WISH LIST


W al ki ng m edi at i on rout es, such as a Wr i t e r s W al k

In our brief we will work with the following objectives • Offer an exceptional environment for patient care – providing cutting edge art and design to maximise overall performance of the build • Provide a welcoming landscape – apply design principles to the development of the whole site, rather than only focusing on the building • Connecting the inside to the outside – bring views from outside in, get light into the building through glazing and layout and get long views out • Excellent finishes to achieve a high quality, non-institutional building and internal finishes • Consideration and openness for patients, staff and key stakeholders to engage in creative proposals and projects • The Forever Friends Appeal has a target to raise £250,000 for art and design at the Centre. Inclusion of design at the outset can influence the architectural structure and cost saving comes from getting the items embedded in the scheme as early as possible • Potential to collaborate with universities, colleges and schools on themes such as heritage, therapeutic gardens, horticultural therapy and landscape design.

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donor recognition

Donor Recognition Wall The RUH and Forever Friends Appeal will give full recognition to our generous supporters; without whom this state of the art centre would not be possible Estimated cost: around £500-1000 per square metre

Project [1]

architectural glass

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Architectural Glass: Windows/Skylights Connecting the outside to the inside Estimated cost: £1200-1500 per square metre including artist’s fees but not installation Total estimate: £30- £45,000

Brian Clarke

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Project [2]


architectural structure B ird s o ng can be incorpo rated internal l y and ex ternal l y

Kate Blee: Ceramic wall 1

Architectural structure Economies of scale can work to our advantage - particularly if these are higher cost elements. Estimated costs depend entirely on scale/materials and inclusion at the start so that major design features can be adapted. Est. figure would be £40- £75,000

“The practice of using the arts to promote healing and happiness is as old as the arts themselves. For early civilisations, aesthetic beauty in objects or surroundings and the soothing rhythms of words and music contributed to the balance and harmony between bodily systems and environment which was believed to maintain good health.” (Arts, Health & Wellbeing Beyond the Millennium: How far have we come and where do we want to go? Royal Society for Public Health: Vision, Voice and Practice. 2013

Project [3] ART FOR THE CANCER CARE CENTRE: WISH LIST


atrium wall piece

Entrance: Atrium wall or corridor leading to clinical areas. Mark Sands is an established and experienced muralist and specialises in ‘Chinoiserie’. 'Near-by Nature' is a modern take on this classic format and in this instance would be a creation of Bee Eaters on an Olive Tree Cost: £100-£200 a square metre; depending on the amount of detail required. We envisage the mural to be 10 metres high and 4 metres wide. £8,000 plus installation requirements including scaffolding ‘Nearby Nature’ by Mark Sands Approx. 8 meters x 4 meters

Project [4]

the quiet room

ART FOR THE CANCER CARE CENTRE: WISH LIST

Example of a Quiet Room: by Brian Eno: Montefiore Hospital in Hove We would like to create a quiet space; either in the form of a room or annex away from day to day activity. A digital artwork has the benefit of constantly changing, has a contemporary feel and meets hospital Health and Safety requirements. Estimated cost: dependant on scale and complexity: £25,000 and £35,000.

Photo credit: Oliver Perrott

“A Quiet Room is intended as a place for ‘resting and digesting’, away from the ‘fight and flight’ mode in which we often find ourselves. Creating a healing environment isn’t only about correct surgical procedures and the right technology but also about making an atmosphere where the patients feel able to relax enough to properly take part in the healing process themselves.” Brian Eno Project [5] ART FOR THE CANCER CARE CENTRE: WISH LIST


Digitally printed vinyl (manifestations) Example by Monteflore Hospital Chemo Pod: Montefiore Hospital Cost: Dependant on scale: Vinyl manifestations: Estimate £60 / £80 per sq m to manufacture and install. Not including artist fees. Estimated cost: £10,000

chemotherapy screens

Screens for Chemo Pods to provide internal screening for privacy

Project [6] ART FOR THE CANCER CARE CENTRE: WISH LIST

heritage

Heritage/Memory/Place The Royal United Hospital has been here for the people of Bath for generations. It owes its existence to the generosity of the community it serves, and the contributions of that community remain as important as ever. We would like to recognise the rich history surrounding RUH North as a War Hospital to its new purpose as a state of the art Cancer Centre.

Estimated cost: £25,000

Holzer Kobler - Germany National Forest Visitor Centre

Project [7]

Detail of a seat designed by Chris Tipping for Burgess Stream Chelmsford Central

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Supportive gardens

Understanding the benefits of adding greenery into a built environment to help improve health is not a new concept. Knowledge and research into fields such as health psychology and behavioural medicine have demonstrated that incorporating real nature content and vegetation can help to reduce stress in patients, visitors and staff and even lessen a patient’s pain in some instances. “Supportive gardens in healthcare facilities potentially can be an important adjunct to the healing effects of drugs and other modern medical technology, and help improve the overall quality of care” Roger Ulrich What’s more, research has linked poor design to detrimental health effects such as higher anxiety, delirium, increased need for pain medication, elevated blood pressure and sleeplessness. Taking on board this knowledge we propose that the landscape takes centre stage, driving the design both externally and internally and incorporating the healing properties that a garden has to offer, such as light, space and fragrance into the design strategy from the very beginning.

The Glass House, Japan

Wandsworth Acute Unit

There is great potential to

collaborate with local educational establishments and landscape designers to create therapeutic gardens and thoughtful landscape design.

Feet, Sophie Ryder

Project [8] Hare, Sophie Ryder

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Zentro office building | peru | by gonzalez moix arquitectura

Centre d'art Pariétal, Lascaux. Visualisation by Luxigon William Pye Vortext Water Sculpture Estimated cost: £45,000 Jane Waksman Bronze Sculpture Estimated cost £20,000 Sophie Ryder Kneeling Hare

Stand-Out Sculpture Bath is famous for its healing waters and the sight and sound of water is proven to calm nerves and improve Julian Opie general wellbeing. The landscape will be an integral part Sophie Ryder of the project. Gensler LA ART FOR THE CANCER CARE CENTRE: WISH LIST

Project [8]


Art for Cancer Care: Collection

We have already built quite a strong collection of artworks for the new Cancer Care Centre, including the acquisition of a light installation by Bruce Munro, at cost, which will be incorporated into the building’s landscape design.

Brass Monkeys Bruce Munro

Natasha Webb Palm Screen

Other artworks commissioned between 2010 - 2013 for the creation of an Isolation Unit, Chemotherapy Suite and the refurbishment of Oncology Outpatients can be re-situated.

Celia Smith: Arctic terns (birds on posts) Greylag Geese (courtyard) Bob Packham: Rolling Hills


Art for Cancer Care: Collection

Proposed Oncology Waiting Area The current Oncology Waiting Room was re-furbished in 2013/14 with the intent to transfer furniture, pictures and screens for privacy to the new Cancer Centre. In addition to the 12 rural scenes in our collection by Nick Cudworth, a new acquisition titled "Revival" by Michael Murfin was donated to the Forever Friends Appeal by Dr Patricia Ingleton. These artworks are a perfect combination and will be installed in the same area.

Nick Cudworth ‘The English Stile’ 12 giclee prints January to December

Revival by Michael Murfin Oil on canvas: Birch Perspex Screens


Contact Us Art at the Heart of the RUH Estates and Facilities Directorate Royal United Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Combe Park Bath BA1 3NG T: 01225 824 987 e: hetty.dupays@nhs.net

Montefiore Hospital, Photo credit: Oliver Perrott Celia Smith, Arctic terns

www.ruh.nhs.uk/art @artatruh

Art Wishlist for the RUH Cancer Care Centre  
Art Wishlist for the RUH Cancer Care Centre  
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