Strathburn Lodge Care Home, New Mural Grand Opening
In honour of Abbotsford Care Strathburn Lodge’s 25th Birthday coinciding with the 70th Birthday of the town of Glenrothes, Abbotsford Care commissioned a new mural for the wall of their reception which celebrates the town.
Working with residents and staff InfiniteSky murals created a bespoke artwork which features landmarks of public art from around the town. With a silhouette of the Lomond Hills in the background, residents and staff choose from 5 designs to find the perfect combination of recognisable sculptures and public arts pieces.
Abbotsford Strathburn Lodge has always featured a bespoke art work in its reception. The original art piece commissioned in 1993 was a Victorian Street which would have been relevant to the residents at that time. As the population of the home has changed Abbotsford felt it was time to update the mural.
InfiniteSky Murals were given the brief of bright, warm, welcoming and friendly scene to capture the family feel of the home whilst incorporating landmarks of the local town. The bright colours which welcome people as they enter the building, have a strong part to play in creating a positive and appealing environment for our residents. Abbotsford feel art has the capacity to support Wellbeing, which in turn has benefits to our resident’s health.
Karen McKechnie Director commented ‘At Abbotsford we are keen to incorporate Art throughout our homes, from arts and craft sessions with residents to bespoke art pieces for the walls we recognise the benefits for our residents. We are thrilled InfiniteSky Murals have helped create a unique piece of art to inspire and engage all who enter the building. Alongside the new art work, staff have transformed the reception area into an indoor garden with plants, benches and games tables. The staff have also created talking cards about Glenrothes and the local area in the style of Newspapers which can be used to reminisce. We are excited to bring the outdoors in, distracting from the cold winters days to come’.
Local MP, Peter Grant, unveiled the mural and the newly created indoor garden reminiscence area on 7th December.
Peter commented ‘I was delighted to officially unveil the new mural at indoor garden area. Glenrothes has an unrivalled collection of more than 140 pieces of public art and I’m delighted that Abbotsford have chosen to incorporate the public art of Glenrothes into its reception area.”