Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI)
Award-winning designer Morag Myerscough has been appointed to enhance some of the main public routes within University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust’s main central hospitals. Her work will help to bring a sense of identity to the hospitals and improve how people find their way across the site.
This commission is part of a joint arts programme for the Bristol Royal Infirmary Redevelopment (BRI Redevelopment) and Centralisation of Specialist Paediatric Project (CSP Project). These consist of a number of refurbishments and new builds for the Trust.
Morag is fascinated with experimenting and finding out how to make work that engages people on many levels. Her love of colour and scale is evident in all her work. She has 20 years experience of working independently and collaboratively with architects and client teams in many types of environments. In this time she has created and curated many different types of work including a train as a café, numerous exhibitions, interpreting buildings plus running her own gallery and shop ‘her house’.
This commission has been funded by Above & Beyond (the Trust’s charitable fund), which is funding artworks to create a nicer environment for staff and patients in key patient and public areas across the development) and Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal (which is supporting the creation of a child-friendly environment with integrated artworks to enhance the redevelopment of Bristol Royal Hospital for Children).
The commission will be completed by April 2014 in line with the construction programme for the BRI Redevelopment and CSP Project.
Willis Newson is a leading Bristol-based independent arts consultancy specialising in creative approaches to improving health and wellbeing. It develops public art strategies for new builds and refurbishments, develops and manages public art plans and public engagement programmes, delivers training for artists and performers in healthcare settings and provides advice and guidance on the design and implementation of projects to promote healthy environments and improve health and wellbeing.
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Laing O’Rourke, Coda
Above & Beyond Charities, Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal