Brighton-based arts collective Nimbus is working on a legacy project, The Crucible, for Brighton and Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust (BSUH) as part of Connect, the public art programme for the redevelopment of the Royal Sussex County Hospital (RSCH).
Nimbus is working with artist Daniel Locke to create a permanent artwork celebrating the history and heritage of the RSCH to be sited in the new hospital.
Following a period of research across 2018 and 2019, which has included workshops with the public led by Daniel Locke, oral history collecting with past staff and patients (delivered by Strike A Light – Arts and Heritage) and collecting of objects and documents, the final artwork is now in production. Plus the development of a new digital resource for the hospital, which will be located in the lobby of the hospital, and an associated website, which will host the oral histories and research.
The artwork and kiosk will be installed in the hospital in 2021.
The Crucible has been co-produced by This is Wyld; Jamie Wyld is one of three directors of Nimbus, working as curator and fundraiser.
Supported by Arts Council England and Brighton & Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust.