Graphic artist Supermundane commissioned to transform children's ward at West Middlesex University Hospital

15 February 2019

 

We have commissioned London graphic artist Supermundane to create bespoke artwork to transform the children's inpatient ward at West Middlesex University Hospital, as part of our Sun and Stars Appeal.

Our Sun and Stars Appeal aims to raise £100,000 to urgently renovate and update the ward which sees over 8,000 children and young people every year, creating a more welcoming, child friendly and bright environment with better facilities, specifically designed to make being in hospital easier for children and their parents. So far, nearly £80,000 has been raised by the local community towards the appeal.

Supermundane, also known as Rob Lowe, is a London based artist who creates distinctive, colourful and unique images which play with line, pattern and typography. His work has been published and exhibited worldwide. He is currently working with young patients, their families and staff at the hospital to design and create bespoke wall artwork, signage and colour schemes, which will be installed throughout the ward, creating a fun environment for children being treated in the hospital.

Supermundane commented: "I am very excited to be working with CW+ on the children's ward at West Middlesex. I'm a huge fan of the NHS and the power of art to create a positive environment. This is my biggest installation to date, taking in the reception area, corridors bed bays and signage. The site-specific works will use images made by children to create patterns and texture, adding to the personalised feel, whilst my geometric elements will create structure along with the addition of my signature use of colour, I'm honoured to be chosen as the artist for this project and want to create a working environment for the hospital staff whilst bringing a little bit of joy to the children."

Trystan Hawkins, CW+ Director of Patient Environment added: "We are absolutely delighted to be working with Supermundane. We know from our research how much of an impact the clinical environment can have on patients. Supermundane's work will be the perfect addition to our improved children's wards and will create a much more uplifting and positive environment for our youngest patients."

Vanessa Sloane, Director of Nursing at West Middlesex University Hospital said "Our staff provide excellent care to our children, however the environment in which children and familes are treated needs upgrading and improving. The specifically designed artwork by Supermundane looks amazing, it will not only brighten up our walls but I am sure it will brighten up the days for our patients and staff too!"

The first stage of the redevelopment is complete, with a brand new 'chill-out' room, designed specifically for teenagers on the ward to relax in and play games. This room was kindly redeveloped thanks to local company SEGA.

We hope to conclude our Sun and Stars Appeal soon and transform the rest of the children's ward including a new play room, a 'home-from-home' parents' area, and improved facilities and equipment. If you would like to get involved and fundraise for the Sun and Stars Appeal, contact Gemma on gemma.brown@cwplus.org.uk.

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