Our blog tells the stories of the incredible people we work with and the places we find ourselves in.
Richard Wentworth and Reid Baboolal in conversation: “it’s about relationships and it’s about trust”
This September marks a significant new beginning as we moved into our very first office space and established a proper headquarters for the charity. We are very proud of our new home and excited about the opportunity the space provides for holding events, talks and workshops.
Dionne Monarch: an OT's perspective
Dionne Monarch is Snowsfields' Occupational Therapist. Dionne played a central part in our project at the unit, taking on different roles to enable the work of our commissioned artists and facilitate the involvement of patients and staff. We could not be more grateful for her tireless efforts to ensure the progress and smooth running of our project and her support of our work at every stage of the process.
The NHS at 70
Last week was the 70th anniversary of the founding of the NHS. We at Hospital Rooms would like to take this opportunity to celebrate the incredible NHS staff we have worked with, and to thank them for their unwavering support, which has been so fundamental to the realisation of our projects.
Tamsin Relly: The journey of an artwork told in pictures
Among the artists commissioned for our project at Eileen Skellern 1, a psychiatric intensive care unit for women at The Maudsley Hospital, was South-African born Tamsin Relly. Tamsin's dedication to our project at Eileen Skellern 1 and the sensitivity of her approach to creating work with and for the service users and staff was an inspiration to all of us at Hospital Rooms. So in this week's blog post we're shining a light on Tamsin's work at ES1, following its development, creation and ongoing impact.
Many of the artists we have commissioned have created work which aims to bring the outside in, recognising patients’ limited contact with nature if they are confined to a ward and their freedom is restricted. From Sutapa Biswas’ immersive garden mural, to Julian Opie’s birds, Michael O’Reilly’s scenic painting to Steve Macleod’s landscape photography, our artists have used the natural world to transform enclosed clinical spaces in a whole variety of ways.
July 14, 2018 by Katharine Lazenby
A fresh perspective: the beauty of the everyday
Documentary photographer Mark Power and Jo Coles, an artist specialising in large scale structures for outdoor events and community projects, worked collaboratively to create work for the Phoenix Unit’s Relative’s Room.
The medium is the message
For Family Therapist Sam Parker, the multilayered image with its interwoven paradoxical message ‘Believe Dreams’ which Mark Titchner has created in the Family Room at Snowsfields Adolescent Unit, ‘brilliantly reflects aspects of the work that take place within the room’.