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ARTwo r k s

Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital 2006-2009


Published by Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital Copyright © 2009 No part of this book may be reproduced without written permission from the Publisher Text and essays courtesy of the authors Artworks © the Artists Photographs © Mike Davidson Additional photographs and digital images © <slight>, Linda Schwab, Lynne Strachan, Kiran Chahal, Tumim and Prendergast Publication Design, Heather Delday

Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital Westburn Road Aberdeen AB25 2ZG www.rach-art.org.uk

Printed in an edition of 2000 by Montgomery Litho Group


Contents Preface, Gail Thomson

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Foreword, Anne Moore

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Introduction, Professor George G.Youngson

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X-Ray Treatment Rooms

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Glass Project: Physiotherapy and Front Door

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Lift Lobby

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Graphic Novel

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Child and Family Mental Health: Rosehill House

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Outpatients and Accident and Emergency

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High Dependency Unit

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Medical and Surgical Ward Entrance

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Treatment Rooms: Surgical and Medical and Day Case

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Parent Interview Rooms

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Art and Play, Heather Beattie

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ReďŹ&#x201A;ecting on the programme, Sally Thomson

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Acknowledgements

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Preface Art has been an integral part of the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital since the new building opened in January 2004. NHS Grampian had the foresight to include art in the planning of the new build, which led to the creation of the RACH Art Group and the publication of the RACH Art Strategy. RACH now has an award-winning art collection, and it was always the strategic intention to build on this with further development of the project post-occupation. The first phase concentrated on the public areas of the hospital, but for the past three years we have been working with staff and young people to create pieces for other areas such as treatment rooms, ward lobbies, parent lounges etc. The main focus of our project has been about working collaboratively with patients, families and staff who use the building. External youth groups have added a different dimension to our thinking which has helped to ensure that our final outcomes are what young people want to see in a children’s hospital. Working in such a collaborative way has been intensive, but also extremely rewarding, and I feel very confident that this approach has yielded excellent results.

I am very proud of what has been achieved and believe that RACH remains at the forefront of contemporary art in children’s hospitals in the UK. On behalf of the RACH Art Group, I would like to extend our grateful thanks to all of the children, staff, families and external groups who have worked hard with the artists to help create the fantastic pieces now in place. In particular, I would like to thank and acknowledge the expertise and guidance of Sally Thomson. As our Art Coordinator, Sally has used her extensive art project management experience to lead this complicated project. Sally has had the enthusiasm and drive to work with all of our artists and stakeholders to achieve a highly professional result. I am delighted to present this book as a celebration of what has been achieved. I do hope you enjoy it. Gail Thomson Chair, RACH Art Group (2005-09)

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Foreword A boy and his mother open the door to an X-ray room where jungle creepers and tropical leaves wind their way around the room, and pink lizards scurry across the ceiling. ‘Cool’ he says as he stands and stares, forgetting the purpose of his visit in his excitement to see more. The plants and animals that fill the room are an artist’s colourful vision of a distant place - far removed from the clinical environment normally found in the X-ray suite of a hospital. But the illusion is complete and the jungle becomes the reality for the duration of the treatment as the boy lies and watches a parade of exotic animals and reptiles slowly dancing across the ceiling. Imagination is a wonderful thing and the artists who have worked on this project have been given the opportunity of listening to children and tapping into their worlds of imagination. Through them a myriad of ideas and designs have been developed and brought to life, filling the clinical areas and treatments rooms of the children’s hospital with colour and fun.

were asked what they would like to see in a children’s hospital, and what would make their hospital more child friendly and less intimidating. We believe that these new artworks have transformed the clinical spaces and treatment rooms within the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, creating spaces that are filled with wonder and surprise and helping to make a journey to the hospital a more enjoyable experience. Grampian Hospitals Art Trust has been delighted to be part of this exciting project which has transformed the children’s hospital and which will be enjoyed for years to come by children, their families and the hospital staff. Anne Moore Curator, Grampian Hospitals Art Trust (GHAT)

One of the original aims of the RACH Art Group was to ‘commission work which would engage children and young people of all ages, as well as their families, friends and staff.’ From the beginning of the project children

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Introduction There is still a view - perhaps understandably - that illness is a negative life experience; one that disrupts normal lifestyle, daily routine, education and work - and one that can be associated with anxiety, fear and distress as well as the physical symptoms of the illness concerned. Whilst all of these are, if anything, more applicable to children, with the addition of separation concerns from home, family and friends, this Children’s Hospital, like many others, tries hard to offset these negative elements of illness with a positive approach in a positive environment. As with many prized possessions, it is easy to become familiar and perhaps not to see the pictures and photographs that have hung on the walls of your home for some while. However, there is never a day passes in the Children’s Hospital without the artwork being noticed by some, if not all, of us who work here and it is of course appreciated most by those who are patients with us.

There is something for everyone - from the enquiring mind, to those who simply need to look and see or touch. There is a sound or a light - a colour or shape - which will attract your attention away from the worry and concern of the illness and hopefully allow the healing to occur in the absence of that concern. The Arts Project at the Children’s Hospital was given a high priority when I was first involved in the planning of a new hospital in 1989. I am proud of the decision that was taken by my colleagues and myself - it has provided an investment in the care of children in the North-East of Scotland that will be enduring. Professor George G. Youngson Consultant Paediatric Surgeon Trustee, The ARCHIE Foundation

The artwork seems to embrace all of those concerns highlighted above and soothe them. It seems to add some fun into the worry, some colour into the dull, and some information into the unknown.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153; The staff working in these rooms have described a sensation of immersion into calming surroundings which disguise the previously stark, clinical appearances. â&#x20AC;? Staff, X-Ray Department

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X-Ray Treatment Rooms Susan T Grant “The x-ray rooms were both stark and full of large, snaking machinery. I felt that they needed a ‘jungle’ of colourful shapes and curving lines to provide humanising, fun, distracting visuals that minimised the equipment. In-depth consultations with staff, patients and parents resulted in a really useful set of technical and aesthetic specifications which informed the final designs. I wanted to develop artworks simple enough for wee ones to respond to but stylised enough for teenagers and staff to enjoy. It had to be intricate, so as to encourage ‘Where’s Wally’ conversations where children could seek out particular animals or colours, but also be calming enough to encourage patients to relax and lie still during x-ray sessions. Alongside the designs in laser-cut vinyl, photographic ‘photogram’ images - created by staff and patients of the hospital - have been mounted on glowing lightboxes and digitally animated by filmmaker Monika Dutta for projection across the ceilings. This commission, entitled ‘Elements’, was made really enjoyable thanks to the support and engagement of the patients and staff in x-ray. They were keen, cooperative and accepting of any bizarre requests from the artist! I will forever value the enthusiasm of the nurses and radiographers in helping me to find the correct exposure settings to successfully x-ray a pineapple ...” Susan T Grant, Artist

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“All members of staff working in radiology, and many who just pass through, have been delighted by Susan Grant’s imaginative and interactive response to a commission for artwork throughout the department. As a diagnostic imaging department undertaking a wide range of examinations on patients ranging from neonates to 14 year olds, the ‘quest’ to distract and delight, now and in the future was a demanding one. Susan’s inclusive approach involving all the staff members and some enthusiastic patients, has produced examination rooms which push all the buttons as regards timeless patient distraction right across the age spectrum.” Staff, X-Ray Department

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â&#x20AC;&#x153; Children of all ages and staff got involved by choosing different objects and textures then placing them on paper. Susan photographed these and then she processed them in her darkroom - a bathroom in S6! â&#x20AC;? Maureen MacDonald, Play Specialist

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“As a group we meet every Thursday from 7-9 pm to talk about issues that are important to us and young people alike. The reason we took part in this art project was to help create an environment within the children’s

hospital that was less traumatic and more appealing to all ages. We also wanted to be part of something that would be enjoyed for years to come, for generations of future patients.” Westhill, Youth Action Project (Y.A.P.)

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Glass Project: Physiotherapy and Front Door Dan Savage “I worked with the Westhill Y.A.P. - a lively community youth group of 12 -14 year olds who visited the hospital to see the existing artworks. We talked about the art they liked and didn’t like, and how we might stimulate positive thinking through the new artwork that made reference to physical activity of some kind. The group used sketch books to generate ideas and went on a photographic trip to record what they considered to be the essence of their community. The results were amazing and underpinned the design of each artwork. Importantly the users of the space also had input into the design process. I devised a simple worksheet for the young patients, their parents, and the clinical staff, to complete when they had an opportunity. This provided me with the vibrant colour scheme for the work, and some of the themes coincided with those of the youth group - particularly the notion of playing outside with friends. The experience was hugely enriching, and led to these colourful, upbeat designs which are entitled ‘Look Round’ (the Front Door), ‘Frieze Frame’ and ‘Breeze By’ (in the Physiotherapy Department).” Dan Savage, Artist

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“ What struck me when walking through the hospital was the terrific energy of these artworks. ” Professor Anne Douglas, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen

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â&#x20AC;&#x153; I liked the thing where you got to draw the head and passed it on for the next person to draw the body. â&#x20AC;? Pupil, Glaitness School, Orkney

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Lift Lobby Tumim and Prendergast “In this work ‘anecdotal evidence’ we invited children and staff to make doodles for us of their favourite things. We started with the idea of jigsaw pieces and thinking about how images fit together. After a period of making preliminary sketches and collages, we took this work to our studio and transferred some of the ideas onto painted canvases. We then had to think about how to make this artwork suitable for a hospital - to make sure that it would be easy for other people to clean it without damaging it and wouldn’t be a fire risk to anyone. Each painting was photographed and the photographs were then printed onto a plastic like material called Polycarbonate.” Tumim and Prendergast, Artists


“The children were very excited about working with artists and Chris and Matilda’s enthusiasm and imaginative approach was met with equal enthusiasm and imagination. Both artists and the class are fun to work with and ideas bounced back and forth between them. It has been a positive experience.” Shona Firth, Art Teacher, Glaitness School, Orkney

“Amongst the panels are paintings of decorated soft toys found in charity shops (called ‘Travellers’). We were paying tribute to their unknown histories and reinventing them as beautiful objects. We assembled the panels in a way that made some sense to us - or maybe even some nonsense? We love the poetry of Edward Lear, Spike Milligan and Dr Seuss and we hope this piece of work has things in common with these writers - a bit silly but serious too?” Tumim and Prendergast

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“The artwork provides a means to explore lateral connections and the inherent conflict that lies between expression and convention.” Carol Dunbar, Education Officer, Pier Arts Centre, Stromness

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“ I liked drawing with my eyes closed. ” Pupil, Glaitness School, Orkney

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“ Lynne showed me how to make a monoprint using oil pastels and a photograph, when I finished my picture it looked like it was drawn by a proper artist. ” Patient, Medical Ward

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Graphic Novel Lynne Strachan “Working on the graphic novel with the children, parents and staff at the RACH was an excellent experience as it bridged the grey area between playful, comic book fun and the important factual information about the Children’s Hospital. I introduced the children to underground graffiti and street art illustrations and from this they created distinctive free-hand drawings with decorative lines, beautiful flowing patterns and humorous cartoons using their own unique style. Some of the older children worked with the digital camera photographing equipment, beds, machines and also taking close up images to create textures, which were developed on the computer using Photoshop. We brainstormed story ideas and dialogue and spent a lot of time discussing their experiences in the hospital. Working with different children and adults over a two month period allowed me to use their personalities to develop the appearance of the final characters, creating a slightly surreal imagery that delivers a fun yet contemporary feel with a twist of retro.” Lynne Strachan, Artist


“Each session the artist came to the ward I helped her by identifying children who might be willing to take part in the art project. Some of the children come from a long way off, from Orkney and Shetland for example. We also have some children from different cultures, speaking different languages.” Maureen MacDonald, Play Specialist

“If people see my picture maybe it will help them understand how everything works in the hospital.” Patient, Surgical Ward

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“ Make it child focused without being patronising. There aren’t many public spaces for children - make it inviting and playful. ” Parent and workshop participant

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Child and Family Mental Health: Rosehill House Kiran Chahal “Initially I asked two questions: ‘how does the space feel?’ and ‘how would you like it to feel?’ People answered by creating words from assembling objects around the space, which we then photographed. We then moved onto thinking about colours and hues that represented the word, scouring the building for objects that were in the same shades. By photographing these objects on similar backgrounds, we created colour spectrums. Using this sea of images, the next stage was to make journeys around the building, playfully winding imagery around fittings and fixtures on the walls. These resources, created during the workshops, flowed seamlessly into my final designs, where colour journeys trail through the corridors, injecting vibrant hues into the rooms that they pass. The designs transform the building so that it interacts better with those who inhabit it, whilst also being visually directly influenced by them.” Kiran Chahal, Artist

“It’s really good and he is really enjoying it. I’m no good at art but Kiran breaks it down so I understand.” Parent with son

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“Having been a parent with a child in intensive care for many weeks, personally it was the most amazing feeling to be able to give something back to the hospital through Studio 77’s involvement in the art projects at RACH. The group have loved being valued as artists and having their opinions listened to and taken seriously. Working with professional artists has been fantastic. We would do it again, anytime, THANK YOU FOR ASKING US.” Penny Downes, Youth Worker suporting Studio 77

“A brilliant idea to use photos - so when you get closer it is the actual pictures. The designs cheer the place up no end.” Medical Secretary, Rosehill House

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“ Two waiting rooms with different moods continue the ideas looked at through the workshops - kids can pick what mood they are in and go into that room if it fits. ” Parent and workshop participant

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“ It is always very rewarding for our students to have the opportunity to work on a real life project such as this. It gives them a real sense of both the practicalities involved, and also the sense of satisfaction that can be gained from seeing the final work installed. ” Interior Design Lecturer, Glasgow School of Art

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Outpatients and Accident and Emergency <slight> “Working throughout Outpatients and Accident and Emergency, we created a design process which allows patients and their families to both creatively engage with their immediate surroundings, and also start to imagine narratives outside them. Reacting to the need to engage a wide age group in these busy departments, we developed a tiered solution. This uses high contrast, recognisable shapes with contemporary styling alongside open-ended text. Cut vinyl images along with acrylic mobiles occupy multiple surfaces across walls, ceilings and doors in the treatment and consulting rooms of both departments. These offer engagement and distraction; a starting point for a conversation. Taking some themes visible in the existing decoration, and finding new ones in consultation with hospital users, we created a series of ‘narrative threads’. Illustrated by graphic elements and associated texts, these threads have been applied to over 30 individual rooms. The common elements running through these threads give them a coherent feel throughout the departments.” <slight>, Designers

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â&#x20AC;&#x153; Lynne made the art like a game - see how many of these you can make in a minute and no rubbing out. â&#x20AC;? Studio 77

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High Dependency Unit Lynne Strachan â&#x20AC;&#x153;Working with the patients, young people from Studio 77 and Penny Downes was a fantastic experience creating a new look for the waiting area of the High Dependency Unit. We worked together to produce striking illustrations that fuse concept and atmosphere. We developed three large canvases through mixed media style, digitally combining hand drawn, multi-textured and painted elements that had a strong graphic edge that were funny, beautiful and funky. The aim was to communicate ideas through a semiabstract visual language allowing the young people to use their imagination. The patients on the wards used hand drawn elements and humorous illustration to create the quirky people shapes which form the main focus of the piece. These were created into 3D characters and framed in Perspex.â&#x20AC;? Lynne Strachan, Artist

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â&#x20AC;&#x153; We all designed our own character and we got canvas with the dolls printed onto it which we could stuff ourselves and so we had something to remember about the project. â&#x20AC;? Studio 77

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â&#x20AC;&#x153; One of the best things I have ever done, in relation to education, was to accept the invitation from RACH to be involved with this project. â&#x20AC;? Moira Milne, Principal Teacher, Art and Design, Bridge of Don Academy

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Medical and Surgical Ward Entrance Linda Schwab “The group at Bridge of Don Academy had already started working on designs for the Ward Entrance before I was commissioned. The three themes for the artwork of rainforest, ocean and space came from them, as did the desire for some kind of lighting solution to illuminate the dark windowless space. There were lots of other thoughtful ideas which we weren’t able to accommodate because of practical restrictions.” Linda Schwab, Artist

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“‘Amazony’ a giant, curved light box is a response to the rain forest and ocean themes; a whale’s tail signals the entrance to the Medical Department, a butterfly flutters towards the Surgical Department. Elements within the artwork, such as the angelfish and rose/newsprint leaf, are taken directly from collages produced during workshops with the group.

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The themes of ‘Amazony’ are carried though into artwork inside the Treatment Rooms giving each department a separate identity.” Linda Schwab

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“‘Spacewalk’ is an oval aluminium panel featuring a welcoming NASA astronaut and the space shuttle! I wanted the artwork to be welcoming, hence the jolly spacewalker; visitors can read the oval as a window, looking out into an imaginary view of space.” Linda Schwab

“In standard grade you can do this kind of thing projects, so this is good training and a bit of a change. It is quite a slow process to get it all finished - you do the main ideas and then think about what you’ve done. But all round it’s a good project for the hospital and I’ve enjoyed it.” Pupil

“The project gave the children a much more realistic experience of what art can do to improve people’s environment. They also gained throughout the whole experience a greater understanding of the importance of research, development of ideas, which had to include health and safety considerations, and people’s opinions.

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All of the pupils worked tirelessly with extreme enthusiasm to help produce ideas for Linda. The experiences they gained will stay with them for life and will help in other aspects of not only their art and design education but also in their everyday lives.” Moira Milne, Principal Teacher, Art and Design Bridge of Don Academy


“ We don’t normally do things like this and it’s just fun. ” Pupil, Bridge of Don Academy

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“ I have been very excited by the recent artworks on the floor. The positive effects of contemporary and colourful art is felt by staff, children and families. ” Caroline Pirie, Surgical Ward Sister

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Treatment Rooms: Surgical and Medical and Day Case Linda Schwab “Making space for art in busy treatment rooms was the real challenge of this commission. I decided to create ‘safe visual zones’ for patients - areas where you can focus on the art rather than medical equipment. The dots and clouds painted onto the walls are designed to link up these ‘safe zones’ and connect the artwork panels using colour and shape. The hand painted elements were added after the panels were installed.

The panels, entitled ‘Tutti-Frutti’, feature themed photographic images - underwater/seaside, garden/park and holidays. The photographs were taken in Duthie Park, Aberdeen, the seafront, Scarborough, Roundhay Park and Tropical World, Leeds, and The Deep in Hull. They are at once familiar but also universal images. Hospitals are never places you look forward to visiting but I hope that these images will remind patients and their families of life outside and happy days miles away.” Linda Schwab, Artist


â&#x20AC;&#x153;Linda started off with a tent and a map in the activity area. With the help of the Play staff the children drew favourite things and thought about the history of places. She collated all the information and came up with themes for the rooms. Surgical is the beach/seaside underwater theme and Medical is the play park and sights you would see on the way to a park.â&#x20AC;? Maureen MacDonald, Play Specialist

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“I have been very excited by the recent art works on the floor. The positive effects of contemporary and colourful art is felt by staff, children and families. Particularly in our treatment rooms the illuminated art provides a focus for children undergoing procedures and always becomes a talking point and a point of distraction. It has been great to see children being so involved in the consultation process and I think the fact that children and young adults have been given an opportunity to be so influential in the art has only added to the success of the work. The Arts Coordinator has kept the staff fully informed of progress at each stage allowing us all to feel that it’s ‘our’ project too. In conclusion I think there has been lots of positive energy generated by having the artists work so closely with us and they have done a fantastic job in creating a visually stimulating and exciting environment for the children, families and staff.” Caroline Pirie, Surgical Ward Sister


â&#x20AC;&#x153; Now the whole environment is not so clinical looking. It is warm and welcoming for the children who have to have procedures and treatments carried out in these rooms. â&#x20AC;? Maureen MacDonald, Play Specialist

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Parent Interview Rooms Kiran Chahal “My idea was to make both Waiting Rooms different, yet connected. I used imagery and colours that draw from nature - bringing the outside in. The soft blended colours help create an illusion of light, space and air, to counter the fact that there is no natural light in either room. It is a cramped space that requires the possibility of a great deal of seating, but I didn’t want the feeling of empty chairs, I wanted the furnishings to accommodate - so stools can also be used as side tables, coffee tables, as toy storage, etc. Also, to counteract the lack of space, the colours flow into each other, with the wall imagery blending into the seating, which in turn blends into the carpets, creating a gentle, den like space. Most of all I wanted the imagery to be unassuming, whilst gently soothing, for it to seem contemporary and inviting whilst still retaining a comfortingly ‘homely’ feel.” Kiran Chahal, Artist

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Art and Play “I was invited to join the Art Group when it was in its infancy. Over the years the faces on the group have changed but the enthusiasm for the introduction of art into our hospital has not. As we come to the end of the second phase of the Art Project we see a hospital environment coming alive with art. The collaboration of staff, families, school children and artists has resulted in a relaxing and engaging environment. The mix of workshops, visual art and interior design gives us a variety of different art experiences. Play staff have worked closely with the artists, participating in consultation workshops with patients. Patients had the opportunity to become involved, we could empower them by listening to their thoughts. As with play, the children could express themselves through the art workshops. Their self esteem could be built by seeing the end product and a sense of pride when they saw their ideas in the final piece.

Throughout my involvement in the Art Project, I have personally learned so much. My understanding and appreciation of art has developed. My views on what families like or don’t like has changed and, most importantly, I now recognise the importance of art in the hospital environment. Members of the Play team have enjoyed being part of all the workshops and I notice since their involvement that they have also learnt so much; I see differences in how they organise art activities, how they display children’s art work, and most importantly, how they discuss the pieces of art with others.” Heather Beattie, Play Service Coordinator

The art workshops created a wonderful atmosphere on the wards; not only were they stimulating but also diverting from the day to day ward routines. The success of the workshops has convinced me that we need to be offering regular art workshops on the wards.

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Reflecting on the programme At the beginning of the programme the first step was to develop project briefs for the artists in consultation with the department staff - what did they want from an art project, what were the challenges and considerations for an artist coming into this environment? Also, what would the patients themselves and their families like to see in these spaces and how might patients and other young people become involved in such a way as to inform the final artworks?

As coordinator I’ve observed the sophistication with which these artists can adapt their processes to situations and remain open and responsive as the thinking in the project develops over time. I’ve gained insights into the often complex and subtle influences creative consultation can give rise to, and take form in, the finished product. It has been very rewarding to see the demands in the briefs become fully realised and to see the rich content of these processes come to fruition.

These were some of the questions that helped define the requirements outlined in the artists’ briefs. An important challenge for RACH was to engage artists who could work sensitively with a broad spectrum of people and, crucially, ensure the delivery of a high quality aesthetic work. This aim was ambitious because it requires a particular skill-set from the artist.

It has been, in every sense, a team effort. I believe these artworks go beyond what any of us imagined might be possible at the outset. Arguably ‘ARTworks’ precisely because of this quality. Sally Thomson, Art Coordinator

Underpinning the success of the programme has been the enthusiasm and support of the staff. They have been generous with their time and advice, accommodating the artists within their busy departments. It has also been the thoughtful and varied contributions from parents, patients and young people from schools and youth groups - all providing vital ingredients for the creative thinking that shaped the final artworks.

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Acknowledgements RACH Art Group Heather Beattie, Play Service Coordinator Syd Burnett, Art Advisor, Grampian Hospitals Art Trust (GHAT) Graham Lawson, Management Accountant Terry Mackie, Physical Planning Director Pat Moir, Clinical Nurse Manager Anne Moore, Curator, Grampian Hospitals Art Trust (GHAT) Graham Mutch, Assistant Estates Manager Gail Thomson, Service Manager Sally Thomson, Art Coordinator Donald Todd, Clinical Nurse Manager

Artists Kiran Chahal Susan T Grant (with animation by Monika Dutta) Dan Savage Linda Schwab <slight> Lynne Strachan Tumim and Prendergast

All the staff of RACH whose time and assistance has been invaluable With special thanks to The Play Department The Estates Department Allan Campbell & Son Marathon Oil U.K., Ltd Acumen

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Partners in the Projects Bridge of Don Academy: Rachael Bissett, John Bruce, Megan Bruce, Sarah Burnett, Rebekah Davidson, Ryan Downs, Philip Dyce, Nicola Gray, Kyle Jackson, Kirsty Jarvie, Keiran Kelly, Jemma Kinnaird, Ross McKaig, Rebecca Morrice, Craig O’Neil, Sean Pirie, Edgar Przygoda, Scott Rennie, Callum Shuttleworth, Daniel Stanford and Moira Milne Principal Teacher, Art and Design Westhill Y.A.P. (Youth Action Project): Kimberley Anderson, Scott Baxter, Kimberly Bell, Mairi Burgess, Aaron Findlay, Abbie Hammond, Kimberley Lee, Hannah Mackenzie, Stephen Mckenzie, Kirsten Ronald, Claire Spink, Shannon Turner and Gay Gilmour, Aberdeenshire Council Youth Worker Studio 77: Jordan Abberley, Lisa Fairly, Lauren Henery, Jaquie Innes, Jade Jones, Conor McKay, Abi McRobbie, Tilly O’Connor, Anne Reid, Jenna Robson, Fiona Watt, Sarah Watt, and Penny Downes, Aberdeenshire Council Youth Worker Glaitness School, Orkney: Imogen Allen, Kayla Bruce, Robbie Cant, Amy Davis, Elise Doull, Morgan Foubister, Glen Garriock, Adam Kemp, Kristopher Leask, Neve Leslie, Aidan Marwick, Leah Moodie, Robbie Rendall, Paige Rendall, Alice Scott, Tom Scott, Ellie Sinclair, Emily Stout, Isla Tait, Maddy Walker, and Valerie Bleakley, Head Teacher and Shona Firth, Art Teacher

All the patients and families of RACH who helped in the projects This project was generously funded by Big Lottery Fund The ARCHIE Foundation The Hugh Fraser Foundation Aberdeen City Council The MacRobert Trust Staff of Talisman Energy (U.K.) Limited 63


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ARTworks at Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital (RACH) 2006 - 2009  

New commissions by artists and designers at Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital developed between 2006 - 2009

ARTworks at Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital (RACH) 2006 - 2009  

New commissions by artists and designers at Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital developed between 2006 - 2009

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