Once in a while you come across incredible people doing very special things. The Nightingale Project is one such initiative.
Its latest commission is a mural by Camille Walala that will wrap around the walls of the reception area in the Park Royal Centre for Mental Health in London. The commission is untrodden territory for Camille. Instead of her signature bold colours, Camille has developed a more muted colour palette.
The project’s co-director Dr Nick Rhodes indulged us with some lengthy answers to our questions so we’ll leave him do the rest of the talking. Here’s the Nightingale Project, as well Camille’s mural, in Nick’s own words.
Read the Q+A here.
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.
Exhibition extended to 27 October 2017
The exhibition Jane Ray: Illustrations for the Nightingale Project has been extended to October.
Venue: South Kensington and Chelsea Mental Health Centre, 1 Nightingale Place, London SW10 9NG. (Alongside Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
The exhibition showcases a series of work that Jane Ray has created specifically for hospitals, and includes original paintings, large vinyl prints, and a new series of signed, limited edition giclée prints which will be for sale in aid of the Nightingale Project.
Please contact Dr Nick Rhodes for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.