At the time it was devised, Moving On was the largest arts in mental health public art programme in the UK. Willis Newson, Bristol-based arts consultants, devised and project-managed the creation of 36 site-specific artworks for four mental health sites in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. Lead artists Sineid Codd and David Cotterrell worked with Willis Newson in the development of the public art strategy.
Moving On ran from 2003-2007. The arts programme was part of a £72-million PFI capital development programme for Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP).
"'Moving on' is unique: it is impressive for the scale of the commission for arts in mental health; remarkable as a site specific collection of quality artwork; and exemplary for the evaluation of the project now underway." (Susan Francis, Architectural Adviser, Future Healthcare Network, NHS Confederation in September 06 issue of Hospital Development Magazine.)
Please note that this site is only maintained as a record of the project. If you would like to know more about Moving On, you can visit the Willis Newson website where you can also download a case study of the project.
Updated for December 2006