Photograph: The Holker family, Ashley Vale Allotments, Bristol © Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts is creating a new body of work reflecting Bristol’s culture, landscape/urbanscape and history, including how these relate to Bristol’s hospitals. This work will form part of the arts programme for a redevelopment of the Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI) for University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, which features both refurbishment and new building.
For this project, he will engage with both the hospital and local community and collaborate with cultural partners, including M-shed, Artshine and Ffotogallery. It is due to be completed by August 2014 to fit in with the opening of a new ward block as part of the redevelopment.
This commission has been funded by Above & Beyond, the Trust’s charitable fund, which is funding artworks to create a nicer environment for staff and patients in key patient and public areas across the development.
More information on the commission can be found here.