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Organ Donation Celebration and Memorial for NHS Forth Valley

  • Forth Valley Royal Hospital Larbert, Falkirk Road Larbert, Scotland, FK5 United Kingdom (map)

NHS Forth Valley wants to commission an artist to design, produce and oversee installation of an original artwork in the Atrium of Forth Valley Royal Hospital. The goal of this commission is to recognise both the contribution of local organ donors and the gift of life given and also to raise awareness of the value of organ donation to the people of Forth Valley. There is no other memorial of this nature in our Board area.

The theme of the artwork is to express gratitude for the giving of life to others. For donor families and organ recipients it will provide a place of memorial to donors and for the public it will act as a reminder of the value of organ donation. It will also have presence as a contemporary artwork on its own expressive terms.

The envisaged site is the large atrium at the front of the hospital which is the main thoroughfare for the 10,000 people coming through the hospital on a daily basis. This is a significant open space with multiple light sources. A stretch of wall is the most likely location, but rafter suspended structures will be considered. The commissioned design will overcome health and safety and other material challenges on the advice of the hospital building’s partners Forth Health and NHS Forth Valley’s Facilities and Estates team.

The Budget for this commission £15,000 inclusive (including VAT) for artist’s design fee (including design meetings onsite, materials, production and installation).

This money is provided by the Forth Valley Organ Donation Committee from the funds given by NHSBT in recognition of recent organ donors in FVRH. This money is intended to continue the provision of a high quality organ donation service in the area, which includes the respectful recognition of previous donors and the ongoing promotion of this precious opportunity to change lives.

The fund will also be supported by NHS Forth Valley.

Download a full brief by clicking here.

Further information about Organ donation in these two reports/documents.

Organ Donation Report Card 2017

Gordon Leaflet

Submissions to be sent in electronic format to Robin Anderson,

to by 5pm on Monday 22nd July 2019

Earlier Event: 23 April
Visual Arts Assistant Curator