Illustration courtesy of The Crucible artist Daniel Locke
Brighton-based arts collective Nimbus is working on a legacy project for BSUH as part of Connect, the public art programme for the redevelopment of the Royal Sussex County Hospital. Nimbus will be working with artist Daniel Locke to create a permanent artwork celebrating the history and heritage of the RSCH to be sited in the new hospital.
The project will explore the history and heritage of the RSCH, drawing on Heritage resources from Heritage Lottery Funded project, the Royal Sussex County Hospital A People’s History from the 19th Century to the 21st Century, which is identifying, preserving and interpreting the social heritage of the hospital leading up to the development.
The theme of the Legacy Artwork is proposed as ‘Crucible’. Visit thecrucible.org.uk to find out more.
The theme represents the hospital as a crucible – a melting pot – in which social change combines with developments in healthcare, changes in thinking around the relationship of mental and physical health and the ethics and economics of care.
The Artwork will consider and explore ways in which ‘the hospital as crucible’ activates and provokes these changes, alongside ways in which it is itself shaped by wider social changes.
Themes to be explored within the ‘crucible’ will include:
• Hierarchies within healthcare
• Ethics, Morals and Healthcare
• Public health and medical
• The relationship between mind and body
• The economics of care
The Crucible will explore and expand on these through engagement and consultation with current staff, patients and local community in order to create an Artwork. Visit thecrucible.org.uk to find out more or join the mailing list to be informed about future events for this exciting project. Also, keep a look out on the news page or Connect’s facebook page for more information.
The Nimbus Group is a collective of creative professionals – Peter Pavement, Carina Westling and Jamie Wyld – who have come together to create novel, moving and innovative creative projects. Nimbus formed to take advantage of being loosely collected, diverse in skills and connected in different camps of culture, technology, business and participation. This gives them the ability to be fleet of foot, lateral and creatively responsive. Nimbus generates ideas, manages creative projects and provides consultation to individuals and organisations, driven to support the production of exceptional artworks.