Monday, 5 March 2012

Sue Guthrie's commission for new NHS Centre


Sue Guthrie, member of the Interiors & Lifestyle Futures community, has just completed a large scale commission for a new combined health centre and local government offices in Sparkbrook, Birmingham. 

Sue's paintings  at the new Sparkbrook NHS Centre

The artwork package includes six large paintings, a suspended ‘mobile’ occupying the 11 metre drop in the atrium space and window graphics to provide privacy for the adjacent properties. Sue’s remit was to represent the concepts of - Welcome, Peace, Hope, Faith, Unity, Love, Dignity, and Harmony in a culturally sensitive way. 
'Reproduction of the original paintings  in other formats, in other parts of the building allowed the client to gain far greater value from the commission'

“Andesign in Sutton Coldfield were a fantastic support with the print and installation of the suspended panels and window graphics,” adds Sue who took part in an Interiors & Lifestyle Futures Visioning workshop in 2011.

" And, reproduction of the original paintings for use in other formats, in other parts of the building allowed the client to gain far greater value from the commission.”


Printed etch effect window graphics obscure the view of nearby residents gardens and create a design consistency throughout the building.