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VOICEIN JOURNAL ONLINE INTERVIEW

15 June 2015

VoiceIn-JournalThis all came as a bit of a surprise to me – that is, being asked to appear in a new online arts magazine. What an opportunity, so I of course said “Yes!”

Unfortunately as this was a personal interview it comes across a bit one sided! But, of course without Tony all work would never have been completed. He pushes all initial ideas with his ideals, guidance and research of materials, etc., to make sure that all projects are completed to the highest professional conclusion. In fact we work together as a tightly knit team, in which neither could have achieved so much without the other!

To read the interview go to –

http://www.voiceinjournal.com/karen-van-de-bospoort-art-that-heals-interview/

International FESPA Award for ‘Berkshire Butterflies’ Organ Donor Art

11 June 2014

Gift of life ArtworkInternational FESPA Award for ‘Berkshire Butterflies’ Organ Donor Art

We are very proud and delighted that our Organ Donation Artwork for the Royal Berkshire Hospital has won Bronze in the worldwide FESPA Awards held in Munich.

Taking home Bronze in the Interior Decoration category, the artwork is created almost entirely of butterflies gathering together to form a heart shape representing ‘The Gift of Life’.

This award, entered by our partners Digital Plus, who printed and installed the project, is greatly deserved for their attention to detail and superb quality workmanship.

ORGAN DONATION ARTWORK – MORE FEEDBACK

21 November 2012

On Monday our project also featured in the Yorkshire Evening Post. We have received even more positive feedback including the quote below. Other quotes appear on our gallery page where the Royal Berkshire Hospital Organ Donation Art features.

“The mural is absolutely terrific and captures the essence of what it all means. From chrysalis to butterfly – anyone who’s had a donation will know exactly how that feels.”

Retired Minister, Tilehurst Free Church, Reading, Berkshire

AMAZING FEEDBACK FOR ORGAN DONATION ARTWORK – “BELIEVED TO BE THE FIRST SUCH TRIBUTE IN THE COUNTRY”

16 November 2012

Wow! Since the Organ Donation artwork has been installed it’s been a roller coaster of news reports and amazing reviews!

On Wednesday 14 November transplant patients were invited into the Royal Berkshire Hospital to meet the media at a press launch for the project. On that day it featured on the BBC Local News (Oxford) during breakfast, lunch and evening broadcasts!

Click on the link below to view our edited version of the BBC News coverage on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/53601432

It was also included in their local newspaper and achieved international fame when it featured on the Organ & Tissue Donation Blog based in California!

Feedback has included:

“Spanning a wall, the eye-catching butterflies come alive with a striking 3D effect, which also promotes a powerful message to the people who have given ‘the gift of life’ and will hopefully inspire others to become donors.”

Before his double lung transplant two years ago, Tilehurst man Richard Burbedge could not walk without being linked to an oxygen supply. About the ‘sculpture’ he said: “It provokes thought about organ donation, but is also a sign of being reborn. The enormity of the piece really helps to get the message across. Organ donation has transformed my life beyond recognition. It’s the greatest gift that you can give. And if you’ve never talked about it, please do, as you could be someone’s hero as my donor is to me. It’s an incredible gift.”

Building Better Healthcare feature Yarm Heritage Display

2 May 2012

The following link takes you through to the feature.

http://www.buildingbetterhealthcare.co.uk/news/article_page/15ft_banner_unveiled_at_Yarm_Medical_Centre/76843

SKY FULL OF HOT AIR BALLOONS IS FEATURED ON BBH WEBSITE

3 February 2012

Due to a sudden rush of work, only just noticed our project unveiled in November was featured in the newly designed Building Better Healthcare website. Much of our work is published on this website. Thanks go to Jo Makosinski, Editor at BBH, for publicising our work without us even realising!

The following link takes you through to the feature.

http://www.buildingbetterhealthcare.co.uk/news/article_page/Hospital_arts_Kings_Mill_Hospital_unveils_childrens_centre_murals/71054

CULTURE AND WELLBEING WEBSITE CASE STUDY ON THE JOHN COUPLAND HOSPITAL HISTORY MURAL

21 October 2010

The Culture and Wellbeing website is a new national resource for creativity and health. It is designed to act as a signpost to help you to find individuals and organisations which are using the arts to influence health, the research and guidelines which support this work and other sources of information about all aspects of arts, creativity and wellbeing. Click on the following link to see their case study on the John Coupland Hospital History Mural and find out more about Culture and wellbeing.

http://www.cultureandwellbeing.org.uk/case-studies/john-coupland-hospital-history-mural

Case study featured on the BBH and Arts & Health South West Websites

8 October 2010

You can read the case study about the John Coupland Hospital Heritage Mural, featured on the Building Better Healthcare website (with links also from the Arts & Health South West website), by clicking on the links below. Thanks very much to both organisations for your support!

http://www.bbhealthcare.co.uk/show.php?page=feature&id=1563&story=1563

http://www.artsandhealthsouthwest.org.uk/news.cfm?page_id=2663

Building Better Healthcare website feature

26 May 2010

Building Better Healthcare editor Jo Makosinski contacted us last week to write a feature about our highly specialised heritage displays for hospitals and medical centres. You can read the article on the BBH website by clicking on the link below.

http://www.bbhealthcare.co.uk/show.php?page=story&id=1459&story=1459

CANADIAN HOSPITAL MURAL – ON CBC NEWS, CANADA

13 January 2010

So many things happening during December and now into January, that I’ve only just noticed a note on the pinboard to remind me to update our Blog – on an ongoing basis!

We were sent (courtesy of CBC News, Canada), a CD containing the report that went out on their main evening news depicting the unveiling of The Canadian Hospital mural. This has now been posted onto our Vimeo site.

Click here or on the image below to watch the video

You can also view other videos on this site including the King’s Mill Hospital project. This video portrays some of the coverage in local press and American newspapers, and also includes a BBC report. The local BBC featured the hospital and its American guests every evening in the week leading up to and including the event.

UPDATING OUR HOSPITAL WEBSITE

Videos of the installation and unveiling of murals at other hospitals can also be viewed on hospitalartstudio.co.uk. Though this site is at present about to be updated after listening to client comments. It seems that a lot of you don’t realise the relevance of the ‘video’ page, and therefore missing out on so much. Our videos are short compilations showing installation, general in-situ footage, public reaction and television news reports. They clearly show scale and location of our murals. We are consequently redesigning our web site to include a ‘watch the video’ tab on relevant pages in the ‘gallery’.

It also seems that if you knew one of our murals was in a hospital nearby that you would visit, just to see the ‘real thing’. We are therefore adding a ‘Locations’ page. Other than that, we need to make just slight tweaks to our website, as we’ve received so much positive feedback over the years – so why change a good thing!