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 will be 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.
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The project will explore the history and heritage of the RSCH, drawing on Heritage resources from Heritage Lottery Fund project, the Royal Sussex County Hospital: A People’s History from the 19th Century to the 21st Century, which is identifying, preserving and interpreting the social heritage of the hospital leading up to the development.
It will explore and expand on these through engagement and consultation with current staff, patients and local community of Royal Sussex County Hospital in order to create the artwork with Daniel Locke and an online archive. This will include comic book workshops, opportunities to contribute oral histories (memories about being staff, a patient or local community) and sharing events.