|Artist Name(s)||Michael Durand|
|Artwork title||SKY 1-32|
|Context/Background||SKY 1-32 was a commission funded by public donations to Medical 4, the oncology ward of Waterford Regional Hospital. It was exhibited in the day ward, the corridors and single and double rooms of the hospital.|
Sky 1-32 is a series of 32 photographic images presented as ceiling light boxes and large scale vinyl and framed prints. The work looks at the beauty of the natural world, travel and flight. The ceiling pieces were photographed from ground level while the vinyl and prints were made through the windows of aeroplanes. These pieces are titled after the destination to which the artist, Michael Durand was travelling. They are quite abstract, allowing the viewer to form their own thoughts and feelings in response to the work. Situated throughout the oncology ward, Medical 4, of Waterford Regional Hospital, the aspiration was to create uniformity and allow a space for contemplation in what can be a stressful environment.
The launch of Medical 4 was documented by local press including the Munster Express, Waterford Today and the Waterford News and Star.
Michael Durand is a graduate of the photography and fine art programmes of Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in National and International spaces. Recent exhibitions and commissions include the EU Council of Ministers' Brussels, the European Central Bank, Frankfurt, the Central Bank, Dublin and the Mater Hospital, Dublin. Michael's work has been published as editioned books and catalogues; 21 Postcards, Europeans 04, and The Bank. Michael's most recent piece The Nurses' Home was produced as a limited edition hardback publication by MCO projects.
|Commissioner Name||Medical 4 - Waterford Regional Hospital|
|Commissioning process||Open Competition|
|Project commission dates||July 1, 2007 - March 31, 2008|
|Partners||Waterford Healing Arts Trust|
|Art Practice||Arts and health|
|Budget Range||10000 - 30000 euro|
|Project commission start date||01/07/2007|
|Project commission end date||31/03/2008|
|Location||Medical 4, Waterford Regional Hospital|
|Street Address||Dunmore Road|
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|Content contributor(s)||Michael Durand|
|Relationship to project||Artist|
Staff and visitors to Medical 4 were given the opportunity to engage with the work prior to installation, and to select final images and locations.
|Associated professionals / Specialists involved||
Installation of the work required assistance of a professional exhibition hanger
Greystones Educate Together National School appointed a voluntary committee with relevant expertise to oversee the per cent for art commissioning process. An external curator, Máire Davey, was appointed specifically for her expertise in working in a highly collaborative way as meaningful involvement from the students and school was viewed as central to the process. The procurement route chosen was limited invited competition.