PENARTH’S ‘GORGEOUS GLASS’ IS UNVEILED AT LLANDOUGH HOSPITAL

The two Penarth-made stained glass windows in site at Llandough Hospital Mental Health Unit

The two Penarth-made stained glass windows in situ at Llandough Hospital’s new Mental Health Unit

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.

The view from Llandough over Penarth out towards the sea and the islands

A stained glass representation of the view from Llandough over Penarth out towards the sea

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.

This stained-glass window represents the view of Llandough Hospital old and new as seen from Redlands Road, Penarth.

This stained-glass window represents the view of Llandough Hospital old and new as seen from Redlands Road, Penarth.

Angelina Hall of Gorgeous Glass Ltd, Stanwell Road, Penarth

Angelina Hall of Gorgeous Glass Ltd, Stanwell Road, Penarth

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

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One Response to PENARTH’S ‘GORGEOUS GLASS’ IS UNVEILED AT LLANDOUGH HOSPITAL

  1. Martin gossage says:

    Headline should read ;” Landough Mental Health Unit unveils welcoming art works from Mental Health Service Users ” But no ! threw money at a commercial enterprise ( No disrespect to Angela who is a good lady) .With this and the highly visible prison type fencing let’s hope it isn’t indicicative of the usual reductionist approach to service users quality of life. Ps Llanfair unit only opened in 2005 , what a waste .There is a prevailing attitude in services that patients never change and are always going to be difficult.I say the service Leaders never change ( who was leader at Llanfair ?) And therefore neither does the poor quality of recovery intervention.

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