Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 4°C

Search

Sudbury: Winning art for new health centre

15:27 12 April 2014

Naomi McIlroy's winning piece with is entitled 'Meadow Walk”'.

Naomi McIlroy's winning piece with is entitled 'Meadow Walk”'.

Archant

When Sudbury’s state-of-the-art £10million health centre opens this autumn, one of the first things visitors will see is a large-scale piece of artwork featuring a local painter’s interpretation of the town’s famous meadows.

As part of a bid to involve the community with the health centre project, NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group asked its development partner, Assura, to set aside a wall in the new Church Field Road facility, to show off an artist’s vision of Suffolk.

With a first prize of £5,000 sponsored by Assura, artists living within a 30-mile radius of Sudbury were invited to create a two-dimensional piece which told a story about the county.

Out of 36 “outstanding” entries, Cavendish artist Naomi McIlroy’s piece entitled Meadow Walk was chosen. It will be digitally reproduced and displayed in a 5metre by 2.5m space on the atrium wall of the centre –which is due to open in October. The artwork will complement the modern new building, which will house services currently provided at Walnuttree Hospital, St Leonard’s Hospital, Acton Lane Clinic and Siam GP surgery.

Ms McIlroy said: “I wanted to create a feeling of openness that incorporates nature, including different leaves from the trees and wildlife such as the kingfisher and dragonfly. It was important that my work represented a sense of well-being that fits with the ethos of the new health centre.”

The panel of judges could not decide on a runner up, so awarded joint second place to Peter Gray of Sudbury for his submission The Talbot Trail and Debbie Wendt of Ipswich for her work entitled Visions of Sudbury.

Dr Ed Garratt, chief operating officer for the clinical commissioning group, said the artwork delivered a fantastic vision of Sudbury and an appropriate sense of health and wellbeing. He added: “Meadow Walk will have a significant uplifting and positive effect on patients and staff for many years to come.”

A mobile display of the entries will be set up at various locations around Sudbury later this year, before the permanent display goes up.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ipswich Star visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ipswich Star staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ipswich Star account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Thieves used a rock to smash the glass door of an Ipswich shop before crawling through the gap and stealing hundreds of pounds.

A 26-year-old has been remanded in custody after appearing in court following an incident in Chesterton Close in Ipswich.

A drink-driving teacher who called police after crashing his Mercedes into a ditch has been banned from driving for 16 months.

Firefighters are working to free a number of motorists who are trapped in their vehicles following a crash.

Headteachers in Suffolk are writing to parents this week warning of the crippling real-terms budget cuts posed by the government’s school funding reforms.

Detectives investigating the murder of Dean Stansby in Ipswich have made two further arrests.

A man accused of murdering a Suffolk couple has claimed he has been “fitted-up” for the killings.

A 78-year-old Ipswich man has been cleared of sexually assaulting a schoolgirl more than 50 years ago.

A man who was arrested on suspicion of murder following a fatal bungalow fire in Ipswich last year has been interviewed again by detectives as police investigations into the tragedy continue.

Ipswich Building Society has changed its lending terms to offer workers on zero hour contracts access to its mortgage products.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24