29th Jun, 2022

Inspired artist sets a new tone at University Hospital

AN ARTIST has created a nature inspired mural at the Arden Cancer Centre in University Hospital.

Organised by the Healing Arts team at the hospital trust, Lynne Hollingsworth created the artwork over a 24-hour period with the aim of welcoming staff, patients and visitors to the centre at the hospital.

Lynne created the piece in her own time and chose the Arden Centre in memory of her late father, Harold.

The artist mocked up a basic design for her mural and added details as she went on.

In this mural she added a robin in memory of her father.

“My aim was to make the spaces feel less-clinical,” said Lynne.

“The corridor spaces have no windows so I wanted to do a design that would bring the outside in, I used motifs and themes form the natural world.

“The mural enhancement will also help with way finding and I hope it will enjoyed by staff and patients.”

Linda Farthing, radiation therapy manager at the Arden Cancer Centre said: “Everyone is really pleased with the mural, and how it has brightened the space.

“It’s far more welcoming than a blank corridor wall and completely changes the atmosphere.

“Some people pick out the different greens and purples, whilst others focus on the butterfly shapes.

“It’s a wonderful addition to the other skylight murals that Lynne created for us and our patients last summer.”

Mel Gittins, senior radiographer, said: “There have been lots of positive comments from patients. It’s the first thing they see.

“It creates a calming, peaceful entrance, it’s non-clinical and friendly.”

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