Gloucestershire Royal: Lightbox & Photography

'Utopia Looking North,' lightbox by Heinrich & Palmer in the Department of Critical Care. Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. Photo by Willis Newson.

Artists Heinrich and Palmer were commissioned to create artworks for the Department of Critical Care at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. 

The artists talked with staff to gather ideas for the project and the resulting artworks – two light-boxes and a photographic piece - transform the reception and waiting area of the department.

They are designed to distract and calm visitors to the unit using an interesting trompe l'oeil effect. The light boxes give the illusion that the viewer is looking out over a window sill on which various interesting objects are placed, through to a peaceful landscape.

This project was managed by Willis Newson through Arts in Trust.