The Waiting Rooms Photography Project, delivered as a partnership between the Trust, Photoworks and Willis Newson, delivered a permanent collection of photographs for each of the 36 public waiting rooms in the new hospital.
Capturing the spirit of place, the images reflect four key themes of Sussex, South Downs, Town and Coast. The pictures will be a source of contemplation and pleasure during times of potential stress for patients, visitors and staff.
Connecting patients to their local environment, they have created welcoming and reassuring waiting spaces, reflecting the culture and identity of the community.
Helen Sear was appointed as lead photographer. Helen has created a portfolio of work reflecting the theme of ‘Sussex’.
Three additional photographers were appointed in 2018 to create portfolios in response to the themes South Downs, Town and Coast. Murray Ballard, Zoe Childerley, and Celine Marchbank were each selected from a nationwide open call and created works for the project through local community engagement over an 18-month period.
Each photographer researched relevant locations across the county and worked directly with local communities to develop a collection of images to enliven the waiting rooms and contribute to patient wellbeing.