(Clockwise from top left) Feast by Lucy Casson, photo: Mike Davidson; Slinky Tower by Jim Buckley, photo: Mike Davidson; Space Place by Ally Wallace; photo: Mike Davidson; Fun Fact / Lenticular Robot by Lucy Richards, photo: Andy McGregor
What a fantastic set of artworks these are - commissioned by PACE for the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital. They include work by Lucy Casson, who has created a group of picniking plaster figures who are perched on an external courtyard roof, and Michael Brennand-Wood, probably my favourite textile artist in the whole world:
"Within the A&E waiting area, Michael Brennand-Wood has produced 'Mr Sandman' - a kinetic floor to ceiling panel - incorporating nine portholes through which the viewer can see a variety of toys and medical items when revealed by sand which is rotated by machinery.
Michael has also produced 'Shakin All Over' - a collection of eight boxes located along a corridor, each containing a different collection of images, giving the sense of a strange museum. The collections reference the habitat of the north east of Scotland and include images of shells, fish, birds and fragments of maps."
Scottish Arts Council
The Saltire Society: Arts in Architecture Awards 2005
an: PACE Commissions - Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, Aberdeen
Press Box: Can art help cure sick children? Lucy Richards and the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital art project
Public Art Online: Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital