In August 2013 the Nightingale Project installed a set of lithographs by Robin Duttson entitled ‘The Apple Tree’ at Brent Memory Clinic, Park Royal Centre for Mental Health. The Clinic is entered through an attractive garden, but previously the interior of the clinic, in contrast, felt rather unwelcoming. The intention behind the project was to ‘bring the outside in’ – to continue the garden theme into the corridors of the Clinic. Robin Duttson’s work was selected because it is fresh, airy and direct, and brings the optimistic and life-affirming atmosphere of spring right into the waiting area.
The Apple Tree was shown in the 2013 Royal Academy Summer Show, and a set of the lithographs has also been acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum. Our set, part of a signed edition of 45 copies, was installed at the Clinic owing to the great generosity of Robin Duttson’s publisher, TAG Fine Arts, who have been greatly supportive of our wish to brighten up this site. The Nightingale Project would like to extend huge thanks to the team at TAG. See alsowww.robinduttson.com.