Lottery Award winning artwork returns to Saint Mary’s Hospital
The stunning art installation The Chandelier of Lost
Earrings, and winner of the National Lottery Award 'Best Art
Project in Britain', returned to Manchester's Saint Mary's Hospital
Manchester based artists Lauren Sagar and Sharon Campbell worked
closely with the Trust's resident arts programme Lime to create
this unique communal project, which as well as contributions from
staff and patients, had the support of volunteers and businesses to
see it through to installation.
The Chandelier of Lost Earrings initially came about
through collaboration with staff at Saint Mary's Maternity Unit,
where staff were asked to donate lone earrings which had formally
been a pair, and which had some emotional resonance or significance
for the wearer.
Earrings were gifted to the project alongside a few written
words about the personal significance of the earrings. The
sculpture itself comes to represent many individual stories woven
together into one object heavy with meaning and significance for
those who took part.
Staff from all across Central Manchester Foundation Trust
contributed earrings to the project, which was first exhibited at
Saint Mary's between October 2013 and January 2014.
The exhibition fought off stiff competition from more than 750
other projects in the country to win the national award, which was
presented to them by Jade Jagger in summer of last year. The
earrings will be on show at Saint Mary's Hospital for the next two
For more information visit http://www.sagarandcampbell.co.uk.