Hospital staff, patients and visitors make up the spectrum of people who pass through and work within the hospital environment. Creative projects may involve one or all of this diverse range of people and many project link them with other communities outside of the hospital.

Ocular Bionica

Project Manager(s): Lucy Burscough
Project Artist(s): Lucy Burscough
2015 to 2016

Artist Lucy Burscough, who produced the wonderful `Look200` and `CurARTive` paintings that are on display in the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital atrium, is now working on an exciting new project as artist in residence at Lime Art.

This project is called Ocular Bionica and it is inspired by remarkable cutting edge clinical trials, testing technologies that hint at a future of biomedical bionics and the hacking of humanity. In partnership with Professor Paulo Stanga and the Manchester Vision Regeneration Lab at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Lucy will be interpreting and illustrating the story of Ray, a patient who has lost his central vision to age-related macular degeneration.

The artist follows Ray as he takes part in clinical trials which, if successful, will allow him to see not only with his retained peripheral vision, but also with a central vision created by new technologies that, even in their infancy, represent a spectacular paradigm shift in the treatment of sight loss. The artwork will take the form of a painted stop-frame animated film, and will give viewers an opportunity to see the world through the eyes of the patient and get an insight into what it feels like to be the first human to see with a hybrid human/digital vision.

Ocular Bionica will be launched as part of the Manchester Science Festival in October 2016. It is funded by Arts Council England.

Photos copyright Lucy Burscough 2016

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Investigate the Senses

NIHR/Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility in the Stoller Charitable Trust Unit, RMCH
Project Manager(s): Rob Vale
Project Artist(s): Rob Vale, Clinton Pilkington, Logovisual
2015 to 2016
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Lime Art was commissioned to transform the environment of the NIHR/Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility in the Stoller Charitable Trust Unit at the Royal Manchester Children`s Hospital. The project looked at a complete refurbishment of key rooms, altering their use and function, and developing a truly welcoming, inspiring space for children, parents and staff. This has been a large scale project, incorporating bespoke furniture, full wall wraps, interactive lighting, transformative artworks, unique storage, motion sensor projection and games. It has transformed the ward into a welcoming and unique space.

The new artwork is themed around `Investigating the Senses`, with five individually decorated rooms based on the five senses: See, Smell, Taste, Hear and Feel. Each room reflects the exploratory and researching characteristics of the facility, based on drawings by children treated in the facility.

From the start there was a wish to develop a concept that encouraged children to feel part of the team, to be experts like the staff, and to have control of their spaces.

A young Patient aged 8 exclaimed:

"It was so much fun playing with the ceiling weather lights, that I didn`t notice them doing my blood test! I was in control!"

Lime Art ran workshops on the ward that looked at use of space, imagery, play and themes with children, parents and staff contributing ideas. Images and styles from a child`s perspective shaped the concept. Work was also carried out with local school children to develop child oriented elements in the spaces. Flexible and changeable spaces were a key aspect, with things to do and find, but options of simplicity as well. Staff worked closely with Lime Art throughout the project, through steering groups and on the ward. The ward Play Specialist in particular has been key in developing ideas across the whole scheme that all staff can use to engage with children and parents.

Thanks to all the donors who supported this project via the Royal Manchester Children`s Hospital Charity.

For more information contact Rob Vale: rob@limeart.org

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Magical Worlds

Burns Service, Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital
Project Manager(s): Helen Kitchen
Project Artist(s): Helen Kitchen, Dawn Prescott, Rob Vale
2014 to 2016
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Lime Art has completed the first phase of a comprehensive art and design project for the Burns Service, Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital. The treatment rooms and approach corridors on both the In-patients Ward and in the Burns and Plastics Aftercare Clinic have been transformed with bespoke artworks.

Dr Sarah Gaskell, Consultant Clinical Psychologist said:

"A burn is one of the most traumatic and painful injuries a child can sustain. Treatment is arduous and involves regular painful and distressing dressing changes in highly specialised clinical treatment rooms that can increase anxiety in both children and carers. The involvement of patients, carers and staff in this Lime Art project for the Burns Service has resulted in the transformation of these clinical rooms into much more child-friendly environments, with interactive features that facilitate distraction and focus away from the painful procedure. Staff, carers and children now have far more tools at their disposal to relax and re-focus attention in order to create a much calmer and more positive experience."

The design concept Magical Worlds was inspired by the wealth of creativity and feedback generated by the approximately 120 young people and their families and over 45 members of staff who participated in creative workshops and drop in sessions and steering group.

The artwork aims to foster a sense of discovery and wonder as patients journey down corridors leading to individual treatment rooms. Floor to ceiling designs flow down corridors leading to each treatment room door which has its own unique design. Each door then opens to reveal its own colourful Magical World with creatures, flora and fauna and lightboxes that gently change colour - all of which work together to spark the imagination and act as a talking point between patients, parents and staff as well as providing a calming and positive distraction.

Thanks to all the donors who supported this project via the Royal Manchester Children`s Hospital Charity.

For more information download the PDF report or contact:

helen@limeart.org

dawn@limeart.org

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Illustration and Storytelling

Manchester Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre
Project Manager(s): Dawn Prescott
Project Artist(s): Kim Thompson and Dawn Prescott
2015 to 2016
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www.cfillustrationproject.blogspot.co.uk

"I really enjoyed the project and found it relaxing. It was great to take part and helped to pass the time on the ward, which can be very boring, but was also refreshing to do something unrelated to CF of a medical nature. Thank you!" CF patient

This narrative-themed project aimed to encourage and support patients to share and visualise their individual stories via discussion and fun creative activities with artist and illustrator Kim Thompson, supported by Lime artist Dawn Prescott. Kim worked with approximately 38 participants in a series of 34 creative sessions. Kim began by delivering creative Ice Breaker sessions, followed by sessions working towards Developing the Narrative.

Kim had this to say, "The first few weeks of the project were really just been about discussion and fun creative activity. The enthusiastic response of patients has been amazing and I ve really enjoyed listening to their individual stories, which range in theme from heartfelt and emotional to completely eccentric...! (Note: The storytelling element of this project is very broad and completely open to interpretation - stories don t necessarily have to be personal or about CF). Any story shared is brilliant and important and I really appreciate the input from patients who have shared them with me."

Together with the artist, patients experimented with initial creative exercises which aimed to remove preconceptions about what is valid or proper art, particularly with those who aren t particularly confident in their creative ability. "I believe that anybody can make art and have fun with it. The first lot of exercises we did had every participating patient in hysterics, which is also a bonus...."

The project has resulted in a collection of stunning and poignant illustrations now on display in the Centre s outpatient department. These collaborative pieces created by patients working with the artist use abstract painting and illustrated metaphor to explore participant s experiences and emotions.

This project is part of an ongoing arts programme for the MACFC managed and delivered by Lime Art.

ARTWORK TEXT:

Artwork 1 text: I am generally really optimistic in my outlook on life-those who know me would describe me as super positive and upbeat! Though discovering that I would need to decide whether to go ahead with a lung transplant was a real test of my character . . .

Artwork 2 text: I was initially really upset about having to make the decision. Though I managed to pull myself back round to looking at the positives. Things about a transplant that are good.

Artwork 3 text: I am now really excited and looking forward to the op - I am seeing it as the start of a happy, healthy new life and will even be throwing a transplant birthday party to celebrate!

Artwork 4 text: Facing my fears has been a challenge that in itself is exciting, I cannot wait to celebrate, take a holiday with family and spend time out walking my dog with my new lungs.

For more information contact Dawn Prescott: dawn@limeart.org

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Yorkshire at its Best - creating a dementia friendly environment

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Project Manager(s): Helen Kitchen
Project Artist(s): Stella Corrall, Helen Bridges
2013 to 2015
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Artworks were created as part of a major refurbishment of the public spaces of St. Lukes Hospital, Horton Wing. The project focused on enhancing the environment for people living with dementia as well as improving way-finding and orientation for everyone visiting the Hospital.

Bespoke artworks were created across two floors, starting at the main entrance and including 8 departmental entrances and window glazing along the corridors as well as two stairwells.

Over 250 local people were involved in the project, including patients, carers, visitors and local dementia support groups. In artist led creative sessions, people were asked what was special about Yorkshire to them. As well as influencing the artists designs, participants created their own artworks in these sessions which were then framed and exhibited in Horton Wing.

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust was among the first of 42 hospital trusts to be awarded Department of Health funding to develop dementia friendly environments in 2013.

For more information download the PDF report or contact Helen Kitchen: helen@limeart.org

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Artwork at the Sid Watkins Building

Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Project Manager(s): Rob Vale
Project Artist(s): Rob Vale et al
2014 to 2015
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Project Artists: Rob Vale, Andrea Pazos, Vane Julian, Ben Hall, Martin Smith, Handspring Design, Andrew Small, Jim Sharp, Alan Goulbourne

A series of linked commissions took the neurological work of the Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust as their subject matter, with a broad range of artists commissioned to research particular aspects for particular departments.

Underpinned by an overarching theme of connection, momentum and response, the artworks have developed from the cogs of the Walton Way - a concept of connecting parts, many elements that work like clockwork to create the whole. The idea of chain reactions, synapses, and connections is a theme across the artworks, with individual approaches in each area. This links to both the neurological work within the Trust, and the concept of a new space within which many elements work cohesively together.

The artworks were all devised in detail with staff and patients to represent and investigate the many conditions and processes within the Trust. Approximately 120 people participated in creative consultation sessions.

For more information download the PDF or contact Rob Vale: rob@limeart.org

Walton, Neuro System by Andrea Pazos and Vane Julian Walton, Rainbow by Martin Smith Walton, Handspring Design Walton, Rob Vale, Connections Walton, Andrew Small and Jim Sharp Walton, Rob Vale, Orbits
 

Altrincham Hospital Artworks

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, CMFT
Project Manager(s): Helen Kitchen
Project Artist(s): Stella Corrall
2014 to 2015
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Lime Art commissioned artist Stella Corrall to create bespoke artworks for the new Altrincham Hospital development. These specially created artworks now bring colour and interest to the main entrance, the ground floor waiting area and waiting areas on the first floor.

Engagement with the local community was fundamental to the project and a major influence on the design of the artworks. By working with the artist participants directed the over-arching themes and feel for the spaces. Comments from participants centred on a love for the locality, from going out for a walk in the parks to the history of the town.

For more information download the project report or contact: helen@limeart.org

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Ward 6

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Project Manager(s): Helen Kitchen
Project Artist(s): Helen Kitchen and Stella Corrall
2014 to 2015
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Lime Art was approached by Bradford Royal Infirmary to help transform a large busy ward environment into a calming and beautiful space. A refurbishment of Ward 6 was being carried out by the Hospitalís estates team and it was felt that this was an ideal time to further improve the space through integrating bespoke artworks, artist designed signage and a coordinated colour scheme. A multi-disciplinary staff team acted as a steering group to support the arts project.

Inspiration for the art and design elements came from talking with and running creative workshops with over 50 staff and patients on Ward 6. The workshops were friendly and relaxed and encouraged participation in a number of ways, from contributing thoughts and ideas to hands on experimentation.

Large circular photomontages, with blue skies, magnolias and autumn leaves, greet the visitor on the corridor leading to a light filled central reception area where laminated shaped artworks flow across and around a curved wall. The laminated pieces morph from pebble like shapes to leaf shapes, transitioning through colours and patterns from yellow to blue. Reception area windows now have a gentle leaf shape frosted pattern design. Circular photomontage artworks of spring and autumn flora and fauna continue in the single and double rooms throughout the Ward. In two linked bed bay areas, window designs in flowing colours evoke a sense of water, movement, sunrise and sunset. In a separate bed bay, circular photomontages of clouds and blue skies replace ceiling tiles above each of 6 beds.

Bespoke signage and patient name bed panels have been designed to coordinate with the artworks. A new hand gel sign greets visitors on the corridor as they enter, its integrated LED lighting slowly changes colour, helping to remind people of the importance of hand washing. A vibrant colour scheme incorporating feature wall colours compliments the entire scheme.

For more information contact: helen@limeart.org

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Starship X-Ray

Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital
Project Manager(s): Brian Chapman
Project Artist(s): Brian Chapman, Dawn Prescott, Rob Vale
2013 to 2014
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Starship X-ray is an art and design project exploring ways of creating a child friendly clinical hospital space through the innovation and imagination of artists working with patients and staff.

Staff and children requested the theme of SPACE. There are nine camera rooms in the department and nine planets in the solar system. Each room became a re-imagined planet, for example Neptune is the Planet Of Oceans, Reception is the Starship Bridge and the journey is to the planets in the company of little robots. These Raybots are small models made by the children and staff with bits of old computer tech. The staff also helped children to make X-ray images of their toys that were used in the design work.

The transformation of this department is making an impact on patient care and saving staff time as the art is proving a useful distraction and engagement tool.

Lisa Bintliff - Lead Radiographer observed:

"A day after the completion of the install a young patient came for a CT scan. Previously she had always become very distressed upon entering the scan room. On this day, almost without thinking about it, my colleague focused the patients attention on the butterflies on the illuminated ceiling panel. She looked at the ceiling and went completely quiet, she was not at all distressed and her scan was completed within minutes. Her mother was moved to tears at what had previously been a traumatic experience for all parties had now been carried out effortlessly and with a smile."

The Starship X-Ray project won two first prizes at the 2014 Building Better Healthcare Awards: Best Collaborative Arts Project and the prestigious Patient Choice Award.

The judges had this to say:

"This is a truly an exciting development in the field of enhancement of the patient experience. Indeed it is obvious that the patient target (i.e. children within the hospital environment) were the primary drivers. The whole project is an exemplar which beautifully demonstrates that the childrens experiences encountered within a clinical environment can be a memorable occasion."

"This project is an imaginative and innovative scheme that has integrated art into the design of a childrens X-ray department, providing distraction and making visits full of interest. The scheme is already bringing positive benefits to children, families and staff."

The project was generously funded by the Thomas Cook Childrens Charity, negotiated by the Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital Charities Team. The art and design work, creative sessions with staff and patients, project management, installation procedures and all related clinical protocols were managed by Lime Art.

Starship X-Ray, CT scanner room door Starship X-Ray, CT scanner art

The Power and Beauty of Nature

Saint Mary s Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)
Project Manager(s): Helen Kitchen
Project Artist(s): Helen Kitchen, Stella Corrall, Brian Chapman
2013 to 2014
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Lime Art consulted with clients and staff to create bespoke artworks which now flow up the stairs and along the corridor within the newly refurbished Saint Marys Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Manchester. The artworks were inspired by the power and beauty of nature with its continuous cycle of regeneration and growth through the seasons. The project was generously supported by The Preston Family Charitable Settlement and The Oglesby Charitable Trust.

The overall aim is to gently encourage people into Centre, welcoming and guiding them into a safe and calm haven where they feel valued. The bespoke artworks are designed to work together holistically, flowing through different areas creating calm spaces and a sense of movement and discovery leading to various destinations within the Centre.

Dr Cath White, Clinical Director, SARC said:

"We are enormously grateful to the donors for funding this art project within SARC. Staff and clients worked closely with artist and project team providing them with concepts and ideas that would enable them to create an environment that is warm, welcoming and attractive to all our clients.

The artwork really captures aspects of nature and the external environment which has resulted in a calm, relaxed and pleasant place for staff to work and for clients accessing the service."

For more information download the PDF report or email Helen Kitchen: helen@limeart.org

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Waves, Air, and Rainbows

Urgent Care Centre, Burnley General Hospital
Project Manager(s): Rob Vale
Project Artist(s): Rob Vale, Lucy Hall
2013 to 2014
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Lime Art worked with Gilling Dod Architects to integrate a stunning array of commissioned artworks into the Urgent Care Centre.

Glass artworks by Lucy Hall and macro photography of details of the glass are situated around the new building in key locations creating a contemplative, colourful backdrop to spaces where feelings can run high due to the nature of this urgent care hospital.

For more information contact Rob Vale: rob@limeart.org

Ready Steady Munch

Manchester Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre
Project Manager(s): Dawn Prescott
Project Artist(s): Dawn Prescott
2013 to 2014
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READY STEADY MUNCH is a recipe book with quick and simple, delicious recipes for people with Cystic Fibrosis. The book content and design were developed by Lime artist Dawn Prescott working in close collaboration with patients and staff, including the MACFC dietitian. An important aim of the project was to encourage patients to enjoy cooking, with enticing recipes recommended by their peers and the Centre`s staff, including hints and tips to modify recipes to suit particular dietary needs.

For this recipe book project Dawn delivered a series of consultations and one to one creative sessions on the Ward with over 40 patients using a variety of artistic techniques. Model making, animation and photography were used to engage with and draw the best from participants, giving them opportunities to actively contribute towards content development, art direction and design of the book.

The design theme of Miniature Food Worlds emerged from the initial, playful creative sessions. Patients then went on to develop their own miniature world stage sets using tiny model train figures and food, working with the artist to light and photograph their unique creations. Some patients were so engrossed that they engaged with creative activities for up to 3 hours. Lime Art would like to thank the patients on Pearce Ward who contributed invaluable ideas, humour and hard work to the development of the artwork for this book.

Professor Kevin Webb, Clinical Director, Manchester Adult CF Centre, said:

"Good nutrition is a crucial component of care for adults with cystic fibrosis (CF). Many of our staff and patients are interested in food and cooking, some are even professional cooks, and so it was decided that together with Lime Art they would design a recipe book by and for CF patients. The project took 9 months to complete and a great deal of fun was had by all involved. This recipe book is the successful result of everyone`s hard work. The recipes contained in this book are delicious, inspiring and easy to cook - so please enjoy and share with family and friends!"

The recipe books have been distributed to Cystic Fibrosis Centres across the North West.

This project was made possible by fundraising coordinated by Pam, Alan and Joan Hutchinson.

This project is part of an ongoing arts programme for the MACFC managed and delivered by Lime Art.

For more information contact Dawn Prescott: dawn@limeart.org

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Pearce Ward Menus

Manchester Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre
Project Manager(s): Dawn Prescott
Project Artist(s): Dawn Prescott
2012 to 2013
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Artist Dawn Prescott worked with Cystic Fibrosis patients to redesign the menus used on Pearce Ward. Together they wanted to create designs that were a bit different - fun and quirky and not like the usual hospital menus. The aim was to create menus which patients would want to pick up and browse, appreciating the variety of meals cooked by their own Pearce Ward chefs.

Inspired by fruit and vegetables, patients working with Dawn created their own individual collaged artworks. Consulting closely with the CF dietitian team leader and inspired by the artworks produced by patients Dawn went on to design four different menus (one per week for a four week changing menu). In addition to their collages being incorporated into Dawn`s menu designs, individual A4 sized artworks by each patient are included within a section of the menus.

This project is part of an ongoing arts programme for the MACFC managed and delivered by Lime Art.

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Paired Artists Residency

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Project Manager(s): Rob Vale
Project Artist(s): Kate Sheward, Claire Tindale
2012

As a new development for Lime Art, the Paired Artists Residency pilot programme aimed to encourage new developments with NHS Trusts as well as expand of our work with existing partners. The programme took an experimental approach, placing artists in a residency context in the heart of busy NHS wards and departments. This approach has produced original, innovative artistic activity, in spaces and with people that have never experienced such work.

Over 45 submissions from artists were received and six artists were shortlisted for interview. The selected artists Claire Tindale and Kate Sheward were particularly suited. Claire`s previous work focused on Alzheimers and Dementia through photography and model making, and Kate`s interests being in fly on the wall photography and portraiture through image collection and story. Kate also had experience of working in the NHS in a medical capacity rather than artistic, which was of particular interest to the UCC staff.

There has been considerable interest in Claire`s work from Dementia strategy groups. Kate`s work has directly informed her MA activity over the period, leading to further projects. Both Trusts have said that they would wish to see further residencies in a comparable format, and for an expansion of the programme.

This project was supported with funding from the Arts Council.

For more information contact Rob Vale: rob@limeart.org

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Glossop Primary Health Care Centre

Project Manager(s): Rob Vale
Project Artist(s): Emily Campbell and Andrew Frost
2011
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As part of the creation of a new LIFT building, Bury Tameside and Glossop Community Solutions asked Lime Art to develop a scheme of artwork that integrated with the building and involved the local community. Lime Art worked with the Primary Care Trust, doctors, stakeholders, local residents and contractors to commission vibrant and original artwork by artists Emily Campbell and Andrew Frost.

The resulting two community inspired installations include Emilys fantastical photographs on the entrance way glass, and Andrews bespoke carved oak seating for the area outside the main entrance.

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Hydrotherapy Arts Project

Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital
Project Manager(s): Brian Chapman
Project Artist(s): full list below
2010 to 2011
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Project Artists: Brian Chapman, Dawn Prescott, Rob Vale, Helen Kitchen, Andrew Hodson, Amelia Skachill-Kelly, Alex Breen, Gill Brett

The Therapy and Dietetic Department has been transformed through an ambitious arts project funded by the Thomas Cook Children`s Charity and supported by the Charities Team at the Hospital.

Inspired by Thomas Cook`s original 1872 Round the World Tours, the artworks plot a far-away adventure through magical lands and the wonders of the world under the sea.

A Magic Galleon takes the traveler on a far-away adventure, beginning in reception with a giant interactive imaginary map of the world that plots the journey with a string of LED lights (press the buttons for lights and sounds).

On the voyage, down corridors and into Therapy Rooms and the Hydrotherapy Pool, patients discover many things including a beach with boats, huts and shells, an underwater world with rippling waves and lights on the ceiling and a special Musical Soundscape, a bubble room with seahorses and dolphins, pictures that change from day to night with penguins, polar bears and sea creatures appearing and disappearing like magic and rooms with collected treasure.

Fred Watson Therapy and Dietetic Service Manager said:

"The high quality artwork has a great visual impact which has really helped engage with children and make them more motivated for their therapy sessions. Through effective engagement with staff the artwork was designed to contain items that could be used for their therapy, for example for the children to reach to or swim to. While therapeutic, the artwork is also fun and can help both distract or relax patients as required."

Awards for this project include:

Highly Commended, Patient Environment category, Design and Health International Academy Awards 2012

Winner, Patient Environment category, Patient Experience National Network Awards 2012

Shortlisted, Best Use of the Arts, Building Better Healthcare Awards 2012

For more information please download the PDF.

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Transitions

Manchester Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre
Project Manager(s): Helen Kitchen
Project Artist(s): Jacqui Symons, Kim Wiltshire, Mark Haig
2009 to 2011

Lime Art delivered and managed TRANSITIONS, a creative project by and for young people aged 15 to 18 with cystic fibrosis (CF), which aims to help them make the transition from paediatric to adult health-care services. Three artists worked with young people with CF to design a Transitions Pack which includes an information booklet, leaflets and a DVD. The DVD is divided into chapters and includes a short drama fictionalising accounts drawn from young people with CF, animation sequences, a virtual tour of the Manchester Adult CF Centre and interviews with older CF patients about their experiences.

We want to warmly thank everyone who contributed to the project. Including all the young people with CF and their parents who contributed, the Art Direction team, the CF nurse specialists and Ward staff at the Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital, all the crew and actors who gave their time for free, staff at the Manchester Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre, all the steering group members and Manchester Metropolitan University.

BBC Children in Need supported this project 2009-2011

For more information download the PDF report or contact Helen Kitchen: helen@limeart.org

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The Night Shift

Project Manager(s): Rob Vale
Project Artist(s): Melissa Laishley
2010
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As part of the arts activity across Pennine Acute Trust, recently graduated artist Melissa Laishley has been working with staff during night time shifts to create unusual portraits that highlight their movement around a space, referencing the 24 hour activity that takes place in busy hospitals.

Wearing custom made sleeves of LED lights, Melissa is working with staff from varied departments, to develop movements across a camera frame with an open shutter of about 6 seconds, rather than a split second as in a normal image. The movement of the participant leaves coloured light traces on the image, drawing in three dimensions their movement. Work is taking place across all sites, and large scale images will be generated for display in the four Pennine Hospitals.

For more information contact rob@limeart.org

The Night Shift

The Magic Motion

Manchester Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre
Project Manager(s): Helen Kitchen
Project Artist(s): Adela Jones
2010

Lime Art commissioned artist Adela Jones to devise and deliver an animation project with patients during their stay on Pearce Ward. Over a six month period patients explored the theme of magic and motion with Adela in one to one sessions. Learning and experimenting with the process of stop frame animation patients created a series of short films.

Take a look at their wonderfully quirky and fun animations:

http://themagicmotion.blogspot.com

This project is part of an ongoing arts programme for the Manchester Adult CF Centre managed and delivered by Lime Art.

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The Nightingale Centre & Genesis Prevention Centre

Architectural Art Glass Window
Project Manager(s): Helen Kitchen
Project Artist(s): Martin Donlin
2007
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PLEASE GO TO THE RESOURCES PAGE TO DOWNLOAD A CASESTUDY OF THIS PROJECT HERE

The 42 square metre window in the main entrance of the Nightingale Centre has been transformed into a stunning glass artwork of rich and vibrant colours. The aim was to create a welcoming, optimistic and reassuring environment, from the moment people walk through the door of this breast cancer prevention and treatment centre. Glass artist Martin Donlin lead a series of creative consultation sessions with staff, patients and volunteers to develop his stunning design.

Lime Art received a Highly Commended for Best Use of Art in Healthcare Facilities, Building Better Healthcare Awards for our arts programme for The Nightingale Centre in 2007.

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