As a Creative Designer Anne takes on commissions that often involve project management from the concept design and planning stages to the final design output. An example of this was a commission for Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in conjunction with BBC Radio Merseyside which involved Anne working as Project Manager, Designer and Art Workshop Tutor. Anne ran a series of art workshops at the BBC at which members of the public created artwork of local landmarks, using their own reference photographs and sketches. Anne then had the artwork professionally scanned before designing two wall friezes for the first mobile cancer treatment unit in the UK, which were placed in situ by a specialist printing company in London. Throughout the project Anne was interviewed by the BBC. Anne was honoured to be named in a plaque which is on the wall of the unit.
Designer, Project Manager and Art Workshop Leader:
Anne was commissioned by Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, supported by BBC Radio Merseyside working with ‘Up For Arts’. Anne project managed the creation, inputting, design and printing of the artwork into two large wall friezes for the UK’s first mobile cancer treatment centre.
Press Release by Clatterbridge Cancer Centre. 2013.
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is ‘Up for Arts!’
“Local people create bespoke artwork for mobile cancer treatment unit”
“Artists involved with the BBC Radio Merseyside ‘Up For Arts’ project were invited to view their work and meet patients at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre’s mobile chemotherapy unit in Chester. Workshops for the project were run by fine artist Anne Corless, from Lytham St Anne’s, in association with Voluntary Arts England. Members of the public attended three workshops before creating artwork of favourite scenes throughout Cheshire and Merseyside, inspired by local landmarks. The artwork was incorporated into two large friezes showcasing the numerous drawings, sketches and paintings and installed in the new mobile unit to be enjoyed by patients and staff. Up for Arts is an exciting country-wide project which aims to get people involved in the arts and crafts and increase community engagement. It harnesses the power of speech-based radio to raise the profile of volunteering and inspire people to get creative in their area. Anne said, “I feel very privileged to have been involved in this project and to have met all the workshop attendees. They all worked so hard to put something in to this and every one of them has a reason for wanting to be part of it. It really is very special.” The mobile unit is part of the ‘Clatterbridge in the Community’ project which aims to bring chemotherapy treatments closer to patients’ homes in Cheshire and Merseyside – reducing unnecessary stress from travel and helping to help cut down waiting times. The unit includes six treatment bays, a staff and preparation area, reception and toilet facilities. Kim Barrow, Head of Chemotherapy at the Centre said: “Since we launched the project we have delivered over 300 treatments. The unit enables us to deliver chemotherapy out of hospital in a calm and tranquil setting and the artwork has really enhanced the environment. This has been a great opportunity for the artists to see their finished work and see for themselves what it means to our patients.”