Artwork brightens rooms for kids and families

wendy binks an bullcreek lions representative with the artwork
Artist Wendy Binks and Jean Marc Authelet from the Bullcreek Lions Club with one of the artworks installed on 3A and 3B.
April 26, 2016

Patient rooms in paediatrics and neonates now feature bright and engaging artwork, thanks to the generosity of Fremantle artist Wendy Binks and the Bullcreek Lions Club.

After chance meeting between Paediatrics Nurse Unit Manager Lynda Deacon and Wendy, the artist was quick to offer to donate images from her well-known Stripey the Emu series, and to create custom pieces for Fiona Stanley Hospital.

Wendy even incorporated items from the wards, such as medical equipment and the hospital pyjamas, which children could recognise.

A significant donation from the Bullcreek Lions Club has enabled a total of 89 images to be installed throughout wards 3A and 3B using a high-tech computerised painting machine, which spray-painted the images directly onto the walls.

The Wendy Binks artwork is a wonderful addition to the community artwork which features in the corridors and treatment rooms of paediatrics.

In addition to bringing colour and fun to the children’s areas of the hospital, the images provide a method of distraction when kids are unwell and require procedures such as blood tests.