Utopia (looking South West)

Duratran light box
St Luke’s Critical Care Department, Cheltenham General Hospital, 2009
Commission for Arts In Trust, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Utopia is a series of illuminated photographic light boxes installed in the waiting areas of St Luke’s Critical Care Department at Cheltenham and Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.  They each create a series of illusory views through the waiting room walls onto a rural vista that has been subtly altered to create a scene that cannot be matched to any actual English landscape.

The objects that can be found within the image relate to conversations with staff and patients about their aspirations for the artwork, and the things that they feel can contribute to a healing environment.