On Friday August 9th I was invited to Kindai University Hospital by Artist and Arts in Health professor Yutaka Moriguchi. The main purpose of the visit was to attend the opening of a recently completed project and meet the people involved in it. In this context, I was also invited to speak about the importance of Arts and Health, especially in a healthcare environment. Watch the film here….
The project was a collaboration between second year students at Kindai University and designers at Fuji film who created all of the detailed artwork from student sample boards and sketches. Hospital managers, clinicians and nurses were involved in planning and selecting the theme and imagery for a paediatric treatment room, which was stark and clinical prior to the project. The outcome is a 360 degree digi – mural which flows across different wall and cabinet surfaces. In keeping with the animal theme, there are some footsteps leading into the room and several animals (and hearts) are magnetic so that children can interact with the space.