Friday, 31 July 2015

LAN research trip to Woodside Wildlife Park

The LAN have been on a research trip to Woodside Wildlife Park near Lincoln to source some rainforest animals and plants!
Many of the plants in the tropical house are very similar to those from the Joseph Banks Conservatory, and most species (except the German white wolves) can be found in rainforest environments. Some of these characters may appear in the mural!!

Poppy the Parrot

Julia the tigress

a lemur

Isobel the Lynx

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white wolves

giant tortoise

lemur leaping



ring tailed lemurs

fruit bat


Tuesday, 28 July 2015

LAN Rainforest Ward mural project

Plans for the hospital mural project are well underway, with 4 artists involved, planning imagery for Turtle Bay, along with others, and working through ideas.

Here are examples of existing hospital murals:

A renal ward mural

A tactile mural by Mike Ayres Design

Under The Sea theme mural for a children's hospital

Example of differing styles and with positive feedback from young patients

Whimsical and decorative animal themed imagery by Dutch Designer Tord Boonite

Use of cut vinyl graphic animal shapes for Tooting Hospital 

All kinds of awesomeness! 

Sheffield Children's Hospital mural 

This week we are planning to visit Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park to go and source some direct reference images.

Sketchbook ideas in progress by LAN artist/illustrator and curator Helen Dearnley

We'll share more images as the project develops!

Didjin out!