Endeavour: Hospitals in Whitby over Time

Artwork produced for Residency at Whitby Hospital, commissioned by Hafney (Hospital Art for North East Yorkshire), 2010. 

Endeavour, a history of hospitals in Whitby over time where records show the first hospital in 1109 by Spital Bridge until the present hospital on Spring Hill and the same site as the 1925 War Memorial Hospital built with donations from Whitby Residents themselves - truly their hospital. 

Digital Print on aluminium composite,
2400 mm x 700 mm .

Research, photographs, history and anecdotal history gathered with input from the staff at Whitby Hospital.  Maps, photos, postcards and archives gathered with the help of the Literary and Philosophical society at the Whitby Museum in Pannett Park.  www.whitbymuseum.org.uk

A second work was designed for the Day Unit  to give the dark end of a corridor a view onto Whitby.

Trompe L'Oeil, a view of Whitby
digital print on Aluminium composite
1000 mm x 600 mm

Photographs by Nurses Jo Richardson and Shirley Wood,
Digital Composition by Catherine Scriven.

Monthly Map Books

Folding Map (cover not yet present - this is a work in progress)

I am making Monthly Map books for the artist book  genre exhibition 'HOME' at 153 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds that is curated by Louise Atkinson to coincide with the International Artists book Fair in Leeds.  The Exhibition opens on the 11th of March and will be open until the 18th in a large Victorian House opening on  Friday 11th of  March 2011.

A lot of my work is related to intimate and domestic objects so it seems appropriate for this exhibition.   I am working on Monthly Maps.  These books will be based on source material gathered for a daily colour project in 2008 and 2009, where  washing was colour coordinated when hung to dry and photographed.  The source material covers august 2008 to April 2009.  All months haven't been processed yet, but I anticipate making Monthly maps for August, September, November, December and April, with an edition of at least two so one could be on display in the exhibition and others for sale at the fair.  They can be completely opened out and framed if wished.
Detail of sewn pages

Here is August Monthly Map, the first month of the project which started on the 15th of August 2008.
August Monthly Map 

Lace effect of sewn pages