Didcot Community Hospital reveals “trompe l’oeil” window mural

Thursday 28 September, saw the official revealing of a new “trompe l'oeil” window mural in the Occupational Therapy Kitchen at Didcot Community Hospital, the mural was funded by Didcot league of Friends and Debbie Moore from the LOF joined staff and the arts team to celebrate, (Picture attached - Debbie is 3rd from right).

Didcot Community Hospital reveals “trompe l’oeil” window mural

The Occupational Therapy (OT) kitchen is used on a regular basis as part of the rehabilitation programme, ensuring that people are ready to go home and carry out daily activities safely.

The kitchen is situated in the middle of the building with no windows and was very plain and sterile. However, by painting two “trompe l’oeil” style window murals featuring scenes from the beautiful garden at the hospital the Oxford Health Arts Partnership team has brought the outside in as well as colour and warmth into the kitchen space, making it more homely.

The project was delivered by OHAP artist in residence Dionne Freeman, who is also leading on the ‘What makes Didcot brilliant’ project, which is supported by Oxford Health Charity and funded through the National Lottery Awards for all Scheme and is based at the hospital. Dionne worked with assistant artist Vickie Kearney to co-design the mural with patients and staff.

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Published: 4 October 2023