Thursday 25 February 2010

IASH "Theory in Practice" Seminar: 2 March

IASH "Theory in Practice" Seminar: 2 March

Tuesday 2 March at 4 p.m.
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, 2 Hope Park Square

Chris Fremantle (Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University) will
speak on:

"Health, Nature and Art: The Grove Project at NHS Greater Glasgow and
Clyde's New Stobhill Hospital"

Abstract: This paper sets out the Art & Architecture collaboration
resulting in the Grove project for NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde's New
Stobhill Hospital. This project, based on a strong conceptual framework,
uses artworks as part of the construction of a environment where the
experience nature plays an important role in healthcare. The paper
discusses the practical aspects of this major new public art work and
looks at the theoretical ideas of the artists, architects and NHS Arts &
Health team. The author, as part of NHSGGC's Arts & Health team, has
worked closely with Thomas A Clark, lead artist-poet; Reiach & Hall
Architects; four other artists, and NHSGGC's Capital and Commissioning
Teams to deliver the project. The project was conceived and developed by
Thomas A Clark and Reiach & Hall over a 6 year period prior to
commissioning, and has been funded by Scottish Arts Council National
Lottery Public Art Fund, NHSGGC Endowments, NHSGGC Staff Lottery, as
well as a wide range of community groups. It forms one of a series of
Arts & Health developments as part of NHSGGC's Modernisation programme.

The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
The University of Edinburgh
Tel: 0131 650 4671

Edinburgh College of Art (eca) is a charity registered in Scotland, number SC009201