Combined efforts between Stride Treglown and ABMU’s Arts Co-ordination and Project Management has resulted in the team winning the Building Better Healthcare 2015 Award for ‘Best Collaborative Arts Project’. The award was given for the special dedication put forward by all parties for the delivery of the Children’s Development Centre at Singleton Hospital, Swansea, a facility that provides local outpatients services for children with a variety of disabilities and houses a range of therapeutic spaces, including rebound therapy and sensory rooms.
Photos from the beach outing became a feature wall in the waiting room
The artwork used in the facility was created as part of a therapeutic play process involving the children who use the centre and their families. The final installed artwork engages with visiting children and parents and can be seen to add to the overall therapeutic experience of the centre.
Creative play day images were transformed into art for the new centre
Outside, the children helped paint the beach and boat themed car park mural
Prue Thimbleby, Fiona Edwards and the AMBU Project management team organised local artists, including Sarah Holden, Vivien Rhule, Ami Marsden, Melanie Ezra to gather at a local beach and create patterns and images in the sand through the process of play. This was then transformed into large-scale wall and ceiling coverings within the centre.
The artwork for Singleton Hospital is an integral part of the seaside interior design theme. David Hastie progressed the complementary kite themed artwork with children from the local area.
The partnering between all parties was vital throughout this project and allowed for a fully cohesive artwork and interior design scheme to be realised.