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Churchill Hospital

Cancer Centre: Corridors

Hospital corridors can be long, featureless spaces so six of the main corridors in the new building have been treated as 'gallery walls'. Photographers Jan Palmer, Adrian Arbib, Judie Waldmann, Lou Spence, Malcolm Glover and Emma Findley were each invited to create a series of landscape photographs for a particular corridor - a series of small galleries within the building.

'The History Wall' by John Gillett and Bashir Makhoul, runs along the entire corridor, drawing people from the old building to the new. This work has been created from a remarkable collection of archive photographs, recalling life in the Churchill Hospital from its ealiest beginnings in World War 2, and collected by Ken Hanks, a former Head of Estates and Facilities. The artists were invited to consider a way of presenting the archive as a history wall for the new wing. The resulting work combines historical and contemporary images using Microlens glazing to combine multiple images which change as you pass by: before and after; past and present.