Environmental Artwork in Puddings Wood, Broomfield Hospital

December 2011

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Students from Writtle School of Design, Writtle College, spent the morning of Friday 9 December considering the ‘sense of place’ at Puddings Wood, in the grounds of Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, as part of their studies which consider the dialogues between art, landscape and community.

The collaboration between the hospital and the students was part of the ongoing Broomfield Hospital Arts Strategy, and artworks already integrated into the new building and gardens had been viewed by students in the preceding week.

The thin strip of boundary woodland is an important asset for hospital staff, visitors and wildlife so the students were keen to provide sensitive interventions that might catch the eye and celebrate this unique health care resource. They used only materials from their surroundings to create in situ artworks that expressed a response to the peace and ecology of this valuable green space.