EAST LOTHIAN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

 

MEET THE ARTISTS

Patients, staff and members of the community in East Lothian have participated in selecting and interviewing artists for a range of commissions designed to flood the hospital with artworks and installations that interest, inspire, intrigue and comfort people spending time in the building. Our small team of artists have been selected for the quality of their work, their proposed approach to working at ELCH, and their commitment to meaningful community engagement. The team are presently researching their individual projects, spending time with stakeholders and building ideas which will ultimately take physical form.

 
 Shiver House - NEON

Shiver House - NEON

ATRIUM SCULPTURE

NEON

NEON, led by Mark Nixon and Viliina Koivisto, will deliver an ambitious and visually striking permanent sculptural work inspired by the legacy of John Muir for installation in the main concourse of East Lothian Community Hospital. The work will enliven the atrium and subvert the clinical feel of the hospital, providing a playful and thought-provoking focal point for staff, patients and visitors.

 Stirling Community Hospital - Sharon Quigley & Lindsay Perth

Stirling Community Hospital - Sharon Quigley & Lindsay Perth

SANCTUARY & SANCTUARY GARDEN

LINDSAY PERTH

Artist Lindsay Perth has been invited to deliver a whole-environment artwork for the Sanctuary within East Lothian Community Hospital where people will be afforded space for ‘time out’, and provided with contemplative internal and external creative focal points that offer comfort and peace in times of emotional intensity.

 Aquifer - Juliana Capes

Aquifer - Juliana Capes

COURTYARD SCULPTURES

JULIANA CAPES

Edinburgh-based artist Juliana Capes will work with local communities to develop inspiring artworks inspired by the interplay of art, science and nature for permanent installation within internal courtyard spaces in the Outpatient Department of East Lothian Community Hospital.

 Lethe - Sylwia Kowalczyk

Lethe - Sylwia Kowalczyk

A PORTRAIT OF EAST LOTHIAN

CROFTS & KOWALCZYK

Photographers Simon Crofts and Sylwia Kowalczyk are working to create an intriguing series of multi-layered, large-scale artworks that tell local stories and explore the urban, coastal and agricultural landscapes of East Lothian in a series of large-scale non-conventional portraits of the region.

 Natalie Feather

Natalie Feather

A PORTRAIT OF EAST LOTHIAN (PALLIATIVE CARE)

NATALIE FEATHER

Artist Natalie Feather has been asked to work with staff, patients and families to develop sensitive new photographic works for the palliative care ward at ELCH.

 Orwell and Goode

Orwell and Goode

FABRIC DESIGN

ZUZANA GIBB

Designer Zuzana Gibb will create a bespoke fabric design for use on dignity screens and soft furnishings throughout the building.

 Grey versus Red - Kenny Hunter

Grey versus Red - Kenny Hunter

SCULPTURE IN THE GROUNDS

KENNY HUNTER

Kenny Hunter will develop an intriguing series of new works that observe and reference the unique heritage and stories of East Lothian, and which encourage people to explore and spend time in the outdoors.

 Alex Allen

Alex Allen

SCULPTURE IN THE GROUNDS

ALEX ALLAN

Sculptor Alex Allan will collaborate with Kenny Hunter to realise a suite of artworks within the grounds of ELCH.  Allan's sculptural interventions will invite people to navigate a series of physical structures, encouraging movement and therapeutic use of the outdoor space.

 The Bard with John Roger - Alicia Bruce

The Bard with John Roger - Alicia Bruce

A PORTRAIT OF EAST LOTHIAN (OLD TO NEW)

ALICIA BRUCE

Alicia Bruce will work with outpatients attending the Mental Health Care facility at Herdmanflat Hospital to research and create an original series of photographic artworks that explore the transformation in healthcare provision that is currently taking place within the region as longstanding hospital buildings are vacated and new ones are created and occupied.

 “The Life Between” - Fiona Hermse

“The Life Between” - Fiona Hermse

YOUR OWN FRONT DOOR RESIDENCY

FIONA HERMSE

Your Own Front Door will explore personalisation of space through material approaches. As part of the research stage for a larger interior design project maker Fiona Hermse is spending a day per week over six months exploring craft with inpatients and outpatients in Herdmanflat Hospital. This project is being delivered in partnership with Craft Scotland.

 Colin Will (photograph - Carl Gent)

Colin Will (photograph - Carl Gent)

WARD IDENTITIES

COLIN WILL

Each ward will be given a new name and distinct visual identity to assist with way finding and to celebrate the beginning of a new era in East Lothian healthcare. Dunbar-based poet Colin Will has been commissioned to work with staff to explore thematic approaches and identify a suite of ward names for the new hospital.

 Pop Up Duets - Janis Claxton and Pippa Murphy

Pop Up Duets - Janis Claxton and Pippa Murphy

AMBIENT SOUNDSCAPES

PIPPA MURPHY

Sound has the power to unlock memories and feelings; to mentally “transport‟ people and to inspire in a variety of intriguing ways. Importantly, the neurochemical impacts of music can also include the easing of pain, confusion and distress, Award-winning composer Pippa Murphy will collaborate with musicians, staff and patients to create new works for ELCH.