Wednesday 26 July 2023

air arts workshops

In March I responded to a call out from air arts and was delighted to be selected to provide lunchtime workshops for staff at Royal Derby Hospital.

I was particularly interested as the brief asked artists to respond to the UHDB Medical Museum collection - a unique archive of over 1000 objects that provides an insight to the history of medicine and Derby and Burton hospitals. The brief also requested that an element of celebration and/or the colour blue be included to mark the 75th Birthday of the NHS on the 5th of July 2023. 

Below are the items I picked from the collection. I've developed a lunchtime mono-print drawing and block-printing activity that I really hope staff will enjoy.

Derbyshire General Infirmary
Birds eye view of the proposed new buildings - architectural blueprint
Bloomsbury & Young Architects 1891

Rubber stamps with wooden handles: Elastoplast, Hypertensive, Penicillin, Septrin, Diabetic, Asthmatic, Angina 
Lincoln Rubber Stamps 20th Century

Maddox Cheiroscope with picture cards
London Clemment Clarke Ltd 1960's