On November 2nd I was honoured to have received two awards from the Building Better Healthcare awards for my residency project Fragmentary, completed at the Free Space Gallery at Kentish Town Health Centre. The Building better Healthcare Awards are held each year to celebrate innovation and improvement in the built environment, medical devices and people working in the healthcare industry.
The work addresses the dual perspectives of both patient and clinician through an exhibition of my own mental health medical records, archive self-portraits, newer self portraits exploring notions of second skin, alongside a large scale installation of records within the clinical setting. Fragmentary received the highly commended award for Best Collaborative Arts Project and the winning project for the Patient’s Choice Award. Head judge Patricia Wilkie singled out the nominated project, stating:
“This is an interesting concept that exhibits collaboration to engage in a very difficult topic. It is an example of an artist in residence programme that has produced a series of eye-catching photographs addressing personal perspectives of mental health that have encouraged service users to be more open in discussing their own experiences with staff.”
Click here to read the project statement and view images in full. A selection of images from the project installation across the building’s glass are below.