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Beyond Walls

Beyond walls is an emerging blog based website that aims to capture the emerging development and realisation of the Art and Therapeutic Design programme for the new building and home to the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, Department of Clinical Neuroscience and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Edinburgh.

The programme consists of over twenty projects and team of over thirty artists, designers and makers forming one of the largest art in healthcare programmes in the UK.

The emphasis is on the integration and enhancement of the patient experience within arrival, waiting, treatment and ward spaces.

To balance the architecture and design led commissions a series of artist fellowships and residencies have been commissioned to run through 2017  and into 2018.

The majority of the design development and fabrication has now been completed, and project teams are now working with specialists to install their work in time for the hospital opening in 2018.

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  • Arts led durational
  • Context
  • Distraction
  • Engagement
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  • Personalisation
  • Personalisation & distraction
  • Press/News
  • Projects
  • Wayfinding

The Sanctuary Stained Glass window for the Sciennes Road Royal Hospital for Sick Children

Emma Butler-Cole Aiken was commissioned to lead the design of the reinterpretation of the stained glass window project […]

‘Anatomy of Fleeting Moments’ at Edinburgh Art Festival

Tomorrow will be your last chance to catch the brilliantly received exhibition ‘Anatomy of Fleeting Moments’ at the […]

‘Where it Hurts’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

This weekend will see the final performances of ‘Where it Hurts’, directed by Jeremy Weller, at the Edinburgh […]

Emma Varley’s ‘Dream-scape’

Emma Varley’s ‘Dream-scape’ unfolds over six large scale light boxes which are a re-interpretation of the existing stained […]

Wall Graphics

A series of wall graphics that were designed by artists working with patients and staff of NHS Lothian, […]

‘Anatomy of Fleeting Moments’ at the Edinburgh Art Festival

Hans K Clausen and Kjersti Sletteland will take their ‘Hospital Impressions’ project for NHS Lothian to Edinburgh Art […]

‘Where it Hurts’ Launches at Summerhall

Invitation to the launch of this year’s most talked about play at the Fringe 2018. Former NHS Artist in […]

Re-interpretation of Sanctuary Stained Glass

After designing and making the Sanctuary Stained Glass window for the Sciennes Road Royal Hospital for Sick Children […]

Interior Design of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Unit

During the first stage of the project to design the interiors of the new RHSC’s CAMHS unit, designers […]

Lighting and Glazing Interventions

Designers Kevan Shaw Lighting Design (KSLD) and artist Claire Hope worked to create the atrium lighting installation at […]

The Re(a)d Bed Exhibition

Opens Saturday 12 May to Sunday 8 July 2018, Photo/Press Call 10th May 2018 City Art Centre, 2 Market […]

Mama NHS

Patricia is one of the participants in the production being directed and produced by Jeremy Weller as part […]

‘Where it Heals’ Public Engagement Workshop

‘Hospital Impressions’ is a project which comments on the transition of the old hospital building to the new […]

‘Journeys of the Imagination’: the Pod and Waiting Spaces

Daniel and William Warren of Warren Design have lead the design for the Pod and Waiting Spaces based […]

‘Where it Hurts’ Workshop Development

Artists in Residence Jeremy Weller and Hans K Clausen have been exploring the relationships and experiences of hospital […]

Artist Films for Distraction Completed

Building on the success of the ‘Secret Garden’ installation at the current RHSC, a team (headed by artist  […]

Bringing drawings to life- RHSC and DCN fabrications

Earlier this month, NHS and Ginkgo staff were hosted by Dress for the Weather for a tour of […]

Hospital Impressions- visual research drawing workshop

Over the past 6 months artist residents Hans K Clausen and Kjersti Sletteland have run workshops across four […]

First filmmakers commissioned

After a first phase of calls for submissions from filmmakers and creative curators, five film makers and two […]

Waymarking and wall graphics

Three artists have been working to develop wall based graphic artworks to support the wayfinding strategy developed by […]

Introducing: Jeremy Weller and Hans K Clausen

Artist residents Hans K Clausen and Jeremy Weller have been exploring the relational elements between the staff, patients […]

Distraction imagery development workshops

Last month, the last in a series of workshops with NHS staff to get feedback on the ATD […]

Molecules of Decay workshop

Last month, a workshop co-hosted by DCN fellow Susana Cámara Leret and ‘smeller’ Joy Milne, who has the […]

Introducing: Kate Ive

So inspired by staff, archives, histories, stories, identities, technology and learning about different professions, artist Kate Ive found […]

Introducing: Susana Cámara Leret

Exploring ways in which smells encode memories, Susana Cámara Leret’s focus during her DCN fellowship is on experimenting […]

Linking histories

A number of projects on the ATD programme have a focus on linking the histories of the existing […]

Personalisation for interiors

Personalisation is a core element of all of the projects in the ATD programme. All the artists working […]

Patient distraction and personalisation

Themes running through the entire ATD programme include patient distraction and personalisation in support of clinical provision. The […]

Introducing: Gavin Inglis

  We recently spent some time catching up with Department of Clinical Neuroscience (DCN) Language and Cognition fellow, […]

What Florence Nightingale taught us about distraction for recovery

Variety of form and brilliancy of colour in objects presented to patients are an actual means of recovery. […]

Our feature on The Janice Forsyth Show

Last week, the Art and Therapeutic Design (ATD) programme at Little France was featured on Radio Scotland’s Janice […]

Where it Hurts + Where it Heals: Hans K Clausen and Jeremy Weller

Two artist residencies which take as their starting points the relationships and experiences of hospital staff and patients […]

The Art of Neuroscience, National Museum of Scotland

The DCN Creative Research Artist Fellows recently gave a talk at the National Museum of Scotland. Around 100 […]

Introducing: Emily Hogarth

Emily Hogarth is currently producing some fantastic paper cut out graphics in collaboration with Warren Design to enhance […]

Visit to the Dott Theatres

The DCN Creative Research Artist Fellows recently were given a unique opportunity to visit the Dott Theatres which […]

Meeting with DCN Staff

  DCN staff kindly gave up their lunchbreak to speak with The DCN Creative Research Artist Fellows about […]

Warren Design meet with Play Specialists

  Warren Design recently met with NHS Lothian play specialists to talk about their toy and game proposals […]

The building design & context into page

Visualisation of the new building that will provide a new home to the Royal Hospital for Children and […]

Commissioning art & therapeutic design

There is a growing recognition of the value of an enriched environment helping to reduce stress and anxiety

Crafts Magazine feature Peter Marigold

Crafts magazine, an international design journal, have featured the work of one of the project’s designers Peter Marigold.