Rainbow Unit

Morag's fifth major project for Vital Arts. Working on the early stages of the Rainbow Unit with the architects, Morag developed a layered project across various surfaces with a range of materials throughout and considering carefully the effect of colour on the patients in different parts of the unit.

In March 2017, Alwen Williams, Barts Health NHS Trust Chief Executive, unveiled the newly refurbished paediatric unit Rainbow Unit at Newham University Hospital, which included an integrated design by Morag.

Designs on glazed walls leading to the outdoor area, hand-painted wood artworks, interactive magnetic surfaces, and bespoke wallpaper and privacy screens.

Along the corridors Morag employed a graduating colour scheme that transitions from warmer orange and red to cooler blue and green. The patterns were developed from the name of the unit 'rainbow' using bright, bold, colourful, geometric patterns that dazzle and delight.

Vital Arts 
Barts Trust

Rainbow Unit 
Newham Hospital 

Wooden panels 
painted by Morag
with a small team

Morag Myerscough

Permanent Installation

Completion 2017

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