Renowned Western Australian artist Lorenna Grant has been commissioned to guide a group of artists to create works for the Northam Health Service redevelopment under the State Government's Percent for Art Scheme.
Health and Culture and the Arts Minister John Day said a community workshop was held on November 30 at Arts Revolution in Northam, where Ms Grant explained the process of the art project to a group of keen local artists.
"It is terrific that several local artists will have the opportunity to collaborate with other artists to create works that the local community can be proud of," Mr Day said.
"Once the successful local artists are chosen, Ms Grant will hold a series of workshops through until March 2017 as part of an artist-in-residence program at Arts Revolution.
"The artworks produced at the workshops will form the basis of the final artwork for the health service."
The chosen artists may produce a series of paintings that will then be photographed and printed onto a series of exterior compressed fibre cement panels and applied to exterior screen structures, which will be placed at three locations around the hospital.
The design process is expected to be complete by mid-2017 and installed in December 2018.
Acting Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls said artwork at the new purpose-built Northam Health Service would enhance the aesthetics of the facility and contribute towards an enriched experience for patients and staff.
"Investment in health infrastructure and services is vital to sustainable communities," Mr Grylls said.
"I am pleased to see the Percent for Art Scheme complement the Royalties for Regions investment in the health facility, bringing a better quality of life to regional communities."
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