Spinning Peerie Screen



Artlink Residency at St Johns Hospital, Livingston.

This screen was created through a participatory design process with patients, volunteers and staff in the Macmillan Daycare Centre. The rotating discs were inspired by spinning Peeries which many of the patients remembered playing with as children, chalking patterns onto the tops of the peeries and watching them spin down the street. Each pattern design represents a conversation with a patient or volunteer; reminiscences of past careers, favourite hobbies and enjoyable pastimes.

Thank you to Ronnie Watt for engineering the screen fixings, Claire McVinnie at DCA print studio for transferring the designs into laser cut paper and Jon Barnes for creating this short film. Thank you also to all the patients, volunteers and staff in the Macmillan Daycare Centre for contributing time, ideas and enthusiasm to this project.

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