I've had a great day playing with colour in the atrium of the Children's Hospital Manchester, as part of the +Culture Shots week!
Working with artist and Culture Shots volunteer Louisa Hammond, on behalf of Manchester Art Gallery, we invited people to have a go at playing with coloured acetate on the windows in the main entrance of the hospital. The idea behind Colour Pop comes from previous workshops, playing with acetate on windows as part of the 'Interactive Laboratory' and 'Imagine' - Anish Kapoor weekend sessions at the gallery (to see examples, click here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/michikofujii/5525858773/in/photostream ).
The idea behind Colour Pop was simply to use the amazingly tall hospital windows, as a natural light box, upon which to place the acetate colours. As the sun began to move around the building in the afternoon, the most amazing colourful glow began to stream through into the waiting area, bathing visitors and patients in colourful light and projections. The acetate could be cut up and used as a way of creating colourful lines, images or abstract compositions. All ages took part, including a group of 30 children and their carers from the hospital nursery. We had quite a few compliments from staff, visitors and parents who enjoyed looking at and through the colourful windows... we also had a request to leave it up for the whole week!
Click here to listen to the Colour Pop audioboo: http://audioboo.fm/boos/658728-colour-pop
+Culture Shots is an innovative initiative of creative activities run by different cultural institutions across Manchester, taking place in all of the 5 Manchester Hospitals this week. Click here for more info:
Culture Shot blog: http://www.healthandculture.org.uk
Twitter (for audio boos): http://twitter.com/health_culture
Manchester Art Gallery: http://www.manchestergalleries.org/whats-on/culture-shots/
Manchester Art Gallery Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150831844424128.511346.68496394127&type=1
Louisa Hammond: http://louisahammond.tumblr.com/
Lime Art: http://www.limeart.org/