The Limelight Pictures is an exhibition by Ian Beck, runnning from 27 February to end of May 2013 at South Kensington and Chelsea Mental Health Centre.
The exhibition grew out of a commission from the Nightingale Project for Ian Beck to produce a series of drawings of Charlie Chaplin for Ellington Ward, our older adults’ mental health ward at Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow (see Work we’ve done page). For this project Ian produced several images of Chaplin, and added one of Buster Keaton and another of music hall star, Little Tich.
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BBC News has recently featured 2 items about art and the design environment in hospitals. One was about the new Circle Bath Hospital, designed by Sir Norman Foster and featuring an interior very different from a typical hospital. See story here. The other was about the impressive new mural by Michael Craig-Martin at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. See story here.
From December 2009 to May 2010 The Nightingale Project – of which he is a patron – presented the first London exhibition of Will Alsop’s paintings since 2002.
Will Alsop is one of Britain’s most prominent architects. He has designed buildings in numerous countries, including the Sharp Centre for Design in Toronto, the ferry terminal in Hamburg, and the regional government building in Marseille, known as ‘Le Grand Bleu’. In the UK his buildings include Peckham Library (for which he won the Stirling Prize in 2000), and the acclaimed ‘Chips‘ building in Manchester.
Continue reading Will Alsop: A Sense of Enquiry
The Nightingale Project has been featured in a documentary on Phoenix CNE TV. The eight-minute piece can be seen on YouTube: click here.
Of the six nominees for this year’s Stirling Prize for Architecture, two were London health centres, including the winner, the Maggie’s Centre at Charing Cross Hospital, designed by Rogers, Stirk, Harbour and Partners. The Nightingale Project hopes that this shows an increasing interest in the way that good design can positively affect our health. Click here and here for news stories.