Designer Peter Marigold has been commissioned to create a unique ‘Spine Wall’ which runs 188m through the hospital, including both outside areas and the main atrium space. The wall is constructed of concrete cast ‘skin textures’ of members of staff and patient volunteers from each of the three units which have been greatly magnified using 3D photography. This will create a fascinating relief to the wall and be an impressive feature through the main atrium.
This project reinterprets the stained glass artwork by artist Emma Butler-Cole Aiken from the original RHSC Sanctuary. Emma has been commissioned to create a new piece, inspired by the first and tailored to the design of the new hospital.
Emma Varley has been commissioned to reinterpret a stained class piece at the current RHSC, reimagining it within it’s new hospital context. Emma worked with children and family members in the current RHSC to develop the artwork for the new dreamscape proposal. The new artwork will be located in the RHSC and DCN restaurant which is open to all.
Wall graphics: Alison Unsworth / Rachel Duckhouse / David Galletly / Natasha Russell
Four artists have been commissioned to create new artworks for display on the walls and surfaces throughout the building. Lead artist Alison Unsworth creates detailed drawings concerned with a range of subject matter including landscape, built environments and wildlife. Rachel Duckhouse creates abstract, geometric artwork with colour, line and form using hand drawing and printmaking methods. David Galletly creates monotone and coloured line drawings with a graphic and cartoon-like style. His varied subject matter includes buildings, cityscapes, trees and humorous characters. Natasha Russell creates designs using printmaking, painting and drawing methods and her work is focused on landscape- based subject matter with narrative details.
Old to New: Kate Ive (Sculptor) / Emma Dunmore (Researcher) / Joachim King (Cabinet Maker)
The focus of this project is to share the identity, history, and stories of the three institutions as they undergo a transition from their original sites to the new build at Little France. A series of display cases are proposed throughout the building, both to showcase archive and historical material (in conjunction with the Lothian Health Services Archive) alongside newly commissioned work. Researcher Emma Dunmore was commissioned to explore the archival and historical material available and Kate Ive has evolved the project into a series of sculptural artworks which reinterpret the histories and stories of the three hospitals. Joachim King, a cabinet maker, is making the frames into which the artwork will be inserted.
Edinburgh based lighting consultancy Kevan Shaw Lighting Design (KSLD) have been commissioned to design the Spine Wall lighting and entrance vestibule glazing system for the atrium which is shared by all three hospital services.