Children born at Southmead Hospital return to add their mark with a piece of artwork

Monday, 6 June 2011

Fresh Arts Children have been hammering, sawing and drilling to make a colourful piece of artwork for one of Southmead Hospital’s corridors.

The group of three year olds from Filton Avenue Day Nursery and Children’s Centre learnt basic carpentry techniques to make the wooden panel which is now hanging in the Oak Gallery, near K Ward. 

They worked with Bristol artist, Pete Moorhouse, who also made the sculpture which sits outside the middle entrance at Frenchay Hospital.

Ruth Sidgwick, Fresh Arts programme manager, said: “Many of the children at the nursery were born at Southmead Hospital and were so excited to come back and make their mark to improve the environment for patients.

“As one of the young artists said ‘We wanted to make the people at the hospital happy’.

“A focus of our arts projects is to include the local community to improve the hospital, and this piece looks wonderful, and really brightens up the end of the corridor.”