Fiona Stanley Hospital 2011-2013
Public Art for
Fiona Stanley Hospital, Perth Western Australia
PROJECT 3 Glass walls for the Rehabilitation Centre, Fiona Stanley Hospital
CLIENT Government of Western Australia: Department of Treasury and Finance, Building Management and Works.
LOCATION Murdoch, Perth, Western Australia
1. Underwater black rocks and red coral,
Painting size 3000 cm x 1400 cm, - Wall size 6m x 3m
Painting size 1500 cm .x 100 cm - Wall size is 3.5 m x 2.6 m
3. Stag horn Coral
Painting size 1500 x 100 cm - Wall size is 4.5 m x 2.6 m
ARCHITECT Design collaboration between the architectural firms Hassell, Silver Thomas Hanley and Hames Sharley, Builder: Brookfield Multiplex
ART COORDINATORS: Malcolm McGregor & Maggie Baxter
DESIGN Rick Vermey, Photography Eva Fernandez
YEAR Completion 2013
The interior design of the Rehabilitation Centre aims to create a space that demonstrates a commitment to human values and dignity beyond simply responding to functional needs. The artist was asked to provide an uplifting and healing environment, with interconnected spaces varied in scale and setting.
Abstract paintings, with ‘underwater’ themes, were created to be displayed in each of the client group wards: Spinal, Brain, Amputations and Neurological Injuries.
The patients who lived in these spaces for up to six months were likely to be traumatised and under stress, so the artwork offers a calming influence.
To connect these wards with each other, three of the paintings were also reproduced as large-scale DigiGlass walls between communal dining/lounge areas and corridors. These beautiful, semi-transparent glass walls both provide a sense of connection to other spaces in the Centre and ensure visual privacy.