Inspiring water features for new mental health gardens
The garden of the new female picu unit at Blackberry Hill has a sculpture by Faith, a tall, elegant female form pouring water from a vessel, which trickles down the figure into a reservoir below. Barbara has created an architectural piece for the garden of Whittucks Road rehabilitation unit which is faced with ceramic tiles and mosaic as well as enamelled metal mosaic.
Barbara worked as an artist-in-residence at Whittucks Road, leading the Monday Art Workshop there and involved residents in designing the feature, making the mosaic to decorate it and help in the construction.
Colourful wall pieces for new Oakwood unit at Southmead
Artist Ray Smith has now installed a series of over 100 framed formica prints to brighten the walls of the new Oakwood adult acute and high dependency unit at Southmead.
Ray led several workshops with service users and staff at the old Oakwood unit at Blackberry Hill in the summer, to make the images. Workshop participants printed their images onto sheets of resin-impregnated paper which were then sent to a laminate manufacturer where they were bonded under heat and pressure to form a durable artwork.
Ray then framed each piece before fixing them in place.
Printmaking residency begins at 37 Whittucks Road
The second of two artist residencies at 37 Whittucks Road is now underway. Printmaker Sarah Wakeford will lead a series of workshops with the Monday Art Group to create a series of large prints for the walls of the unit. Residents will have the chance to learn different printmaking techniques and also to make individual works of art to display in their own rooms.
First Artworks unveiled at Fromeside
The first facility, Fromeside, the Medium Secure Services Unit, is now complete and up and running. 6 unique artworks take pride of place in the new building... more
2 new artists on board for South Glos commissions
2 Artist's have now been appointed to work on commissions for South Gloucestershire. The 2 commissions are for the Women's Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit at Blackberry Hill... more
Exciting designs for Callington Road
In June 2005, staff and service users were presented with artists' initial concepts for 10 of the Callington Road artwork commissions... more
First 4 Artists appointed for Out Of The Woods
4 artists have now been appointed to work on the first phase commissions at Callington Road and North Somerset as part of the Out Of The Woods Project... more
Moving On receives funding for evaluation
NHS Estates has selected Moving On as a national Pathfinder Project and has awarded Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) and the University of the West of England (UWE) £107,709 for an evaluation... more
Designs for the Ash Tree
The ash tree project for medium secure services has been taking shape. The Forest of Avon artists Nick Sneller and Tom Redfern have now finalised their designs to transform the ash tree into several pieces of furniture including a reception desk and seating for visitors as well as decorative features such as planters and ward signs... more
Floor designs for Callington Road
The very first draft designs for the Callington Road commissions were presented early in May 2005. Artist Chris Tipping showed his initial ideas for the vinyl flooring for the new CTLM building... more
Commissions for Medium Secure Services go live
Artwork commissions for the new medium secure services unit are now underway, the artists will be busy in their studios between now and October 2005 creating their artworks for various spaces in the new unit... more
Exciting designs for North Somerset
Since January the artists have been consulting with staff, service users and carer representatives in North Somerset to hear everyone’s views about the commissions and start putting together some initial ideas... more
Out of the Woods project underway
An exciting and ambitious partnership project to create beautiful wooden seating and furniture for gardens of the AWP’s Avon facilities was launched in April 2005. AWP is working in partnership with the Forest of Avon on this unique project. more
School children get creative
Artists Walter Jack, Clare Hudman and David Watson have all held design workshops in the last few months, with schools in Bristol and Weston-super-Mare, working with pupils to develop ideas for their commissions. more
New wood from old
The Forest of Avon has recently been appointed to create a reception desk and furniture as well as other decorative features for the entrance area to the new medium secure services unit.
This project is unique in that the Forest of Avon will be using the wood from an ash tree, which was felled from the site of the new unit last year, to create the pieces... more
Bright Ideas - Draft Designs for Medium Secure Services
In November 2004, the six artists working on commissions for the new medium secure services came together to present their draft designs. These draft designs had been developed over several months, during which time the artists had visited Fromeside clinic to consult with staff and service users to help in developing their ideas... more
New Artists for Callington Road and North Somerset Commissions
Thirteen new artists, from all over the UK have now been appointed for the next wave of integrated commissions at the Callington Road and North Somerset sites. June Heap, Angus Ross, Walter Jack, Lucy Turner, Kiran Chahal, Fit Design, Heidi Morstang, Stuart Low and Mat Chivers are all working on Callington Road commissions. Christian Ryan, Natasha Rampley, Clare Hudman and David Watson are all working on North Somerset commissions... more
An induction day was held at Blackberry Hill Hospital, Bristol, on Tuesday 21st September 2004 to introduce seven newly commissioned artists to staff and service users of the Fromeside Clinic... more
In October 2004 staff and service users at Fromeside Clinic were treated to a viewing of Martin Donlin's initial designs for the entrance glazing to the new medium secure services unit... more