Artist: Stuart Low
Location: Sarum Ward, Level 4, SDH North
Artist Stuart Low was commissioned to create and inspiring landmark with the glass surrounding the playdeck on Sarum Ward, to be accessed by children staying on the ward. The glass also had to screen children at play from observation by the public walking along the main hospital corridor.
Stuart said, “This project offered a fantastic opportunity to transform the children’s environment by working with glass on a large scale. the two themes of Waterworld and Treetops lent themselves to the use of bold colour and shape and the designs produced by children during participatory workshops helped greatly to influence the outcome.”
Stuart worked with the children from the hospital’s holiday playscheme and local teenagers. The finished glass is a vibrant, decorative focal point inviting children out to play on the deck and the accompanying main corridor glass design is similarly eye-catching, without loss of natural light. The glass was produced and installed by Proto Studios Ltd and Great Panes.