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This project involved a series of three cast glass works for the newly refurbished Children's hospital at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle. Accessed over three floors leading from the hospitals spectacular atrium, the works were situated at the entrance to specialist children's units & clearly visible from the main atrium. Each work consists of 9 separate cast panels.

To reflect the close interpersonal bonds that develop between children as patients, nurses and consultants it was decided that the hands of real patients and carers should be cast in incredible detail and immortalised as life casts into the 27, 48% lead crystal panels. The background of each glass panel contains decorative three dimensional textures created by representations of texts taken from dozens of get-well messages and cards. The 27 panels weigh in at over 350kg. The project took nearly 9 months to complete.


OTHER PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN FOR RVI
RVI 2011 - NE Childrens' Hospital, Foyer
RVI 2013 - Newcastle Eye Centre

This project was project managed by Chris Blade and conceived and cast by Katya Filmus.
Panorama RVI 4Pano 3Panoramic view of the atrium at the RVIIMG_08502EDM6295 - Version 2_EDM5118RVI complete view2EDM6178_EDM51052EDM629200673411_EDM5128Katya in her studioIMG_0925IMG_0928IMG_0931The beginning of the mould making process. Hand casts are taken in plaster of parisThe beginning of the mould making process. Hand casts are taken in plaster of parisThe beginning of the mould making process. Hand casts are taken in plaster of parishand casts and text are juxtaposed