Installation in Ipswich

Macmillan Ipswich artwork

Artist Carry Akroyd oversees the installation of her work.   Image: Carry Akroyd

Macmillan Cancer Support has a strong commitment to creating beautiful environments for health and wellbeing. Willis Newson has worked with Macmillan on a number of occasions to involve artists in creating a holistic approach to the design of the environment.

When building the new £4.7m Woolverstone Macmillan Centre at Ipswich Hospital we were approached to work with their team on producing an arts strategy, consulting and engaging patients and commissioning artists to produce work for the space.

We have been working on the project for over a year and are delighted to be able to share some pictures of one of the commissions - feature walls inspired by the local environment. 

Carry Akroyd has created large-scale murals inspired by local natural scenes of coast and heather for the new centre, which have been produced as custom wall vinyls tailored to the space, as shown in the photographs.

We work with suppliers to ensure that wall vinyls are made using materials which are robust and resilient for use in high-traffic environments, as well as ensuring they comply with health and safety regulations for different spaces from Acute hospitals to mental health spaces and more.

The centre - and the artwork - has already been getting great feedback from patients and staff and fantastic coverage in the media. Read more about it here.

Carry Akroyd poses in front of artwork

The artist in front of a newly-installed feature wall depicting a bustling coastal scene.    Image: Carry Akroyd