Artist Hannah Maybank has been appointed to create a suite of printed and stencilled artworks to be applied to 26 Quiet Rooms and 15 Treatment Rooms within the new hospital. The artwork will be based around three core themes from the CONNECT arts programme: Town, Sussex and Coast. However, an overarching theme of flora and pattern will be used as the basis of all the compositions.
Quiet rooms are places where patients, visitors and staff may be told bad news or experience discussions of particular emotional intensity. These spaces will require a sensitive solution within the compositions to create a supportive and soothing therapeutic environment. Hannah will create bespoke printed wallworks (which will be low maintenance with a wipeable surface) to be used on one wall of each quiet room.
Patients in these areas can be unconscious or conscious or making the journey between the two states. That, combined with medication, can mean that confusion and delirium are real issues. Much of the wall space is used up by equipment, therefore ceiling artwork is proposed in these areas. We are proposing that artwork is applied direct to ceilings through stencils or printed ceiling tiles to help soften these spaces.
Fox-and-cubs and Clover Roses Clover
Final designs for printed ceiling tiles by Hannah Maybank
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Hannah Maybank’s work is an exploration into our relationship with the rhythms of nature through paint and flora.