Two spectacular stained-glass windows – made by Angelina Hall of the Penarth glass-making company Gorgeous Glass Ltd – have been formally unveiled at the new Mental Health Unit at Llandough Hospital.
The windows are part of the “art strategy” for Hafan y Coed, the new £88,000,000 new Mental Health Unit at Llandough. The unit’s theme is “Nature” and the two panels have been designed to be seen in tandem alongside each other.
One of the panels shows the view from Llandough Hospital, looking out over Penarth and the Vale of Glamorgan towards the Bristol Channel including Flat Holm and Steep Holm.
The second panel (below) illustrates the view from Redlands Road, Penarth looking towards the hospital buildings which now dominate the local skyline.
Angelina says a glass etching technique was used within the panels to “add interest and movement” and depicting the names of the ten unit wards in words or images.
Angelina Hall was initially approached by Simone Joslyn, the Clinical Lead for the project, and asked to submit drawings for two wall panels for the main hospital corridor in the public area.
Angelina Hall says “I was very proud to undertake this commission. Hospitals can invariably be faceless, cold and clinical. Hafan y Coed is the complete opposite, as the art on show is diverse, some pieces commissioned and some donated. The feeling of welcome, well-being and peace was inspirational and this is a facility Wales can be very proud of for its forward thinking.”
Other work by Angelina can be seen at http://www.gorgeousglassltd.com