The Healthy Spaces Hub

Located in the FACT atrium, The Healthy Spaces Hub represents FACT's partnership programme with Liverpool City Council. A growing area of work, the Healthy Spaces Programme explores the impact of artistic intervention within health environments and the idea of what makes a healthy space.

Located in the FACT atrium, The Healthy Spaces Hub represents FACT's partnership programme with Liverpool City Council. A growing area of work, the Healthy Spaces Programme explores the impact of artistic intervention within health environments and the idea of what makes a healthy space.

The Healthy Spaces Hub demonstrates the ethos of the programme which aims to transport people to an alternative space through digital art. The structure references the coal drops that used to populate Garston Docks at the beginning of the 20th century and one you may see on an industrial landscape. Entering the structure takes the visitor to a natural environment and immerses them in the sounds of Wild Song at Dawn by Chris Watson (an audio artwork permanently installed within Alder Hey Children's Hospital since 2008).

The façade of the coal drop structure features planted bird boxes to house the Twitter plants of artist Ross Dalziel, and elements of Alison Kershaw's long term collaborative commission with Mersey Care. Windows in the coal drop are created from slogans from the "Five Ways to Wellbeing" manifesto, which have been lasercut into the façade.

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