Ginkgo works with the Arts Committee and Infirmary staff to develop and project manage a rolling programme of public art works for this major acute city hosptial.
Through the use of public art, Ginkgo aims to:
define areas of the hospital, thus facilitating navigation for the public around the building
de-institutionalise the hospital environment
create a positive environment in the hospital’s public areas
provide contemporary art, craft and design of a high quality in concept, production and presentation
provide different visual experiences for the public, thus offering a point of easy access for experiencing contemporary work
de-mystify the experience of visiting the hospital for patients and visitors
provide a link between the hospital, the city and the surrounding community
work with the city’s cultural institutions.
The design and construction of The Sanctuary, Scotland’s first specifically-designed, non denominational space, which won the Scottish Design Awards’ ‘Best Building for Public Use’ in 2005.
The Bed Plaque Project which brings together the historic and the contemporary in a collection of researched historic bed plaques and specifically commissioned, cast plaques. The project explores the art of storytelling; the stories that are hinted at in the historic plaques and stories gathered from staff along themes relating to the historic plaques which are interpreted as images for the new plaques.
Donald Urquhart, the Sanctuary
Shauna McMullan, Inscribables, carved wooden panels
Samantha Clark, Milestones: Paths Crossing at Little France, carved stones
George Mühleck, LIFE Rules Over Historic Ground, photography
Melanie Perkins, DNA, perspex
Takahiro Iwasaki, Rain of Text, metal
Luke Watson and Anna Lisa Drew, Edges of Edinburgh, photography
Luke Watson and RIE Staff, Eye c u, photography
Marian Fountain, bed plaque project (working title) cast bronze
Marie Louise Cochrane, Professional Storyteller