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winnicott light boxes

A user lead project that delivered three lightboxes for the corridor at The Winnicott Centre - the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service at Manchester Children's Hospital - as part of a comprehensive programme of improvement and revitalisation of the waiting and treatment areas of the building.

The project was commissioned by Lime art and lead by its director, Dawn Prescott. Central to the scheme was detailed consultation and engagement with staff and service users. Workshops were run by Sarah Whitfield. Colours, textures and themes taken from the designs participants created were scanned, reformatted and printed onto lightbox film.

Lightboxes took visual cues from the building itself. They are a completely custom design which provide a cohesive framework within which to display participants' work to greatest effect. Beautifully assembled and finished in our workshop, the frames were CNC cut from birch ply at The Making Rooms in Blackburn. The corridor is narrow and we were able to keep the light boxes thin by using a specialist diffuser film that is able to evenly spread out light at exceptionally close range.

The scheme has been very received by both staff and service users who are able to see the direct contribution they have made to the artworks. The units have become an itegral part of the daily life of the centre. t:+44 (0) 774 884 7029

site design by David Boultbee ©2013

we are BREAD art

We create unexpected encounters which gently ask you to slow down, stop for a moment and take in your surroundings in the hope that you'll notice something new.

We are artists, makers and creative thinkers, with strong social focus, inspired by spaces and the public realm. We use light, sound and interactive technologies to create the unexpected and seemingly impossible.

We create original and engaging works - multi-sensory experiences, often integrating visual, audible and interactive elements, that invite discovery, develop a sense of place, and encourage audience interactivity with both the work and each other.

We have wide expertise. We develop exciting and ambitious projects. Our creative thinking is backed by the experience to deliver. We work across varied locations, indoors and out, in harsh environments and on sensitive sites.

Our work ranges from community consultation and design and build for the public realm to bespoke creative technology development for private projects. Clients include local authorities, arts organisations, national museums and international companies.

Access to art and creativity is empowering. It engenders a feeling of having a voice, develops a profound sense of identity, ownership of and belonging to the places where we live, and provides a forum from which to explore our own surroundings and links to others.

BREAD delivered its first project in 2009 and is led by David Boultbee t:+44 (0) 774 884 7029