August 30, 2017

Open Call | Lagan Valley Hospital Trust Seeking Artworks

Deadline for submission: Friday 22 September

As part of the Enabling Works series of refurbishments recently completed at the Lagan Valley Hospital, the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust is keen to include art in these newly refurbished areas, particularly those used by patients and their families.

The Trust would like to offer an opportunity to artists working in any two-dimensional media to have their work included in a portfolio for review and selection for display at Lagan Valley Hospital. In particular the Trust would be delighted to see submissions from artists with disabilities, as they may be under-represented in the Trust art collection.

Interested artists should submit work on the following theme:
โ€œNature and Movementโ€.

Images should be restful and engaging and where possible consideration should be given to the two main colour schemes used in the refurbishment: turquoise and teal; magenta and plum. These colours were chosen for their calming effect on patients presenting with dementia and anxiety-related illnesses.

Once the artistsโ€™ work is chosen the Trust will purchase the unframed artwork at the identified price and frame it with appropriate materials for a healthcare environment. Images of insects and birds should be avoided where possible.

If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity please provide up to six originals (preferred) or good quality photographs of original works that are no larger than A2. The Trust is charged with making value for money decisions and has a limited budget. As a guide, the upper purchase limit for any single artwork is ยฃ300.

All images/ originals should be delivered to the Arts + Disability Forum Gallery, 109-113 Royal Avenue, Belfast, by Friday 22nd September 2017. Images found to be unsuitable on this occasion will then be available for collection at the Arts & Disability Forum from Monday 9th October. If you would not like these artworks to be considered for other locations/ projects within the Trust please make this clear on your submission, otherwise copies of your artworks may be retained for future reference.

Please include your name, address, contact telephone number and title and price of the artworks with your submission.

For further information please contact Paula on 028 90239450/
Submission Venue: Arts + Disability Forum, 109-113 Royal Avenue, Belfast BT1 1FF

Open Call | Lagan Valley Hospital Trust Seeking Artworks