Artistic Project for the Paediatric Extension of KEU
Introduction and Concept
Thi s is the Final Open Call for Artists Pediatric Eye Unit – Rwanda. The Kabgayi Eye Unit (KEU) in Gitarama, Rwanda, is the largest eye hospital in Rwanda. As the centre for paediatric ophthalmology in Rwanda, it is currently in the last phase of constructing a new building that will house the paediatric ophthalmology department. At the initiation of the ophthalmologists of the KEU and a group of 5 art students from the University of Goldsmiths, London, UK, an idea of a voluntary project to paint and decorate the interior of the new building came up. This would include the paediatric ward, the paediatric waiting room and the paediatric examination office, all located in the new building .
A Design adapted to Children with Impaired Vision
As many of the children in the ward will have impaired vision, it is important to adapt the decoration and paint to these needs. Working with different materials, relief can be created making the decoration a tactile experience as well as a visual one. On certain walls, shapes cut from wood or tiles, and woven decorations can add texture. Children would feel free to touch and interact with these.
Deadline: 22nd of December
Notification of the artists on the 26th of December
Beginning of project: 4th of January 10 o’clock in Muhanga.