Temporary Hospital Corridor Commission in Falkirk

Forth Valley Open Studios and NHS Forth Valley are looking for a visual artist to create a large temporary work for the main public thoroughfare in Falkirk Community Hospital, to be part of Forth Valley Open Studios’ public sites programme in June.

The aim of the project is to dramatically alter the 60m long, newly painted space in an uplifting way, for the month of June.  The artist will be welcome to draw upon the current surroundings, the ex-infirmary’s history, the visitors and staff using the hospital, or simply pursue their own ideas in response to the space.

The work can be abstract, figurative, patterned, 2d or low relief and can be painted or glued directly onto the walls, as long as they can easily be returned to their original state after the project.  Practical, technical and logistical support will be provided by NHS Forth Valley and Open Studios.

We envisage this small project taking one week to design and produce, so it will suit someone who enjoys the immediacy of translating ideas into reality very quickly and is happy to live with the results for a short time!

The space is fully accessible. Fee £500, materials £100, travel and expenses £50.

For more information (and pictures of the site) contact [email protected]

Please send your short proposal (up to 400 words) and up to 4 jpg images or a weblink by 12 midnight on Friday 13 February to [email protected]