Nightingale Project director Dr Nick Rhodes spoke about our work with Quentin Blake at The Artworks in Halifax on 15th June in the context of an Arts for Health Day – part of Creativity and Wellbeing Week.
The event took place against the backdrop of the current exhibition at the Artworks – ‘The Bulging Portfolio of Quentin Blake’ – which includes a number of examples of the work Quentin has done for hospitals in England and France.
Further information on the exhibition at www.theartworks.org.uk
The Nightingale Project been working with illustrator Jane Ray to enhance the interior environment of several mental health wards in London. Jane created a series of images to be printed as floor to ceiling vinyl murals. Her main subject matter was trees and birds, symbolising growth and freedom, and the murals have brightened up wards at St Charles Hospital in North Kensington, the Gordon Hospital in Westminster, and Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow. Until October 2017 her work is on public display at South Kensington and Chelsea Mental Health Centre, and the exhibition comprises original paintings, limited edition prints (see Sales page) and printed vinyls showing how the illustrations have been used in the wards. This video shows Jane at the time of the opening of the exhibition.
We are delighted to hear that Cut’nCopy, the graphics company who we work with to create and install our vinyl art murals, have won an international award for their work with the Nightingale Project.
The award, presented at a celebration in Hamburg in May 2017, was won in the Interior Design category of the MacTac Creative Awards.
Cut’nCopy have worked with the Nightingale Project on a number of hospital sites. Their work involves painstaking recreations of paintings that we have commissioned for hospitals, in the form of wall coverings which capture the essence of the original artwork in the printed vinyl.