ArtCare supports Mowat Labs in seamless design

Entrance to Mowat Labs - artwork by Penny Robbins

ArtCare's Penny Robbins has been supporting the Mowat Labs, at King's College Hospital, with creating an interior for their new International Learning Hub. The design needed to reflect the excellence, expertise and world leading research that has developed there over decades, and create a sense of flow between the paediatric ward, labs and the new hub, highlighting the team's integral approach of "clinical into research" work. The finished design seamlessly blends printed Altro Digiclad wall panels with bespoke artworks, signage and a matching colour scheme. Penny said "The abstract designs were based on scientific images and incorporate the Mowat logo, in recognition of the Labs founder." (Professor Alex Mowat was the UK's first paediatric Hepatologist.) Read more on the Mowat Labs

Interview with Emma Ryder Richardson

Close up of tapestry by Wessex

As mentioned earlier this year, ArtCare is 25yrs old this year. Some people may remember the early days of the project, which was started in 1991 by Emma Ryder Richardson, when she was asked to commission artworks for the new hospital at Odstock. (See above close up of one of the original commissions - the Salisbury City wall hanging by the Mid-Wessex branch of the Embroiderer's Guild). Emma has kindly given us an interview about how she began this project to bring art into Salisbury District Hospital: "It seemed so obvious to me - as distraction, decoration, topic of conversation and bringing people together." Read the whole interview here.