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June 18, 2015
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Why do we need art in hospitals? Dan Savage will be exhibiting at the European Healthcare Design Congress on 22nd and 23rd June 2015.   Why are so many hospitals still blank, soulless, austere, clinical places, where often the only adornments are confusing signs and posters about diseases? When I was 20, I was treated in hospital for testicular cancer. Anyone who has ...
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November 6, 2014
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The beautiful Kirkwood Hospice in Huddersfield has won the 2014 Building Better Healthcare Award for Best End-of-life Care Development. The facility, designed by IBI Group, with artwork by Dan Savage, caught the judge's eye, who said, "this project is absolutely lovely. It is an attractive, relaxed building with a positive relationship to its very pleasant site. The attention to each ...
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September 9, 2014
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Hopewood Park, a new £50 million mental health hospital development at Ryhope, Sunderland is set to open its doors to patients this month. Dan was commissioned to create a fully integrated art scheme across the site, details of which can be found in the projects section on this website.

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April 10, 2014
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Vangarde Shopping Park, including a new John Lewis store, along with Marks and Spencer and Next shops, opened its doors to customers for the first time at 9am today. The prestigious development was delayed for 3 months when a Great Crested Newt colony rocketed from 9 to 300 in one season on the site. Today the large paved area outside the ...
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April 3, 2014
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The Vangarde Shopping Park in York opens next Thursday 10th April. The stunning new development will be home to the North’s first out of town flagship John Lewis store and the region’s largest M&S store. Look out for Dan Savage’s paving trail!

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April 1, 2014
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A commemorative glass artwork created by Dan Savage was unveiled yesterday at Hopewood Park, a £50 million mental health hospital currently being built by Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust. The balustrade artwork is in honour of Pilot Officer Cyril Barton, who at just 22, lost his life when his Halifax bomber crashed in Ryhope, Sunderland, 70 years ago, ...
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November 19, 2013
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Monkwearmouth Hospital's new £10million Dementia Care Centre has opened its doors. An inspirational collaboration between Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Trust, Medical Architecture, Laing O'Rourke and Artstop Studios, the new unit breaks new ground and is at the cutting edge of dementia research and design.  

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May 29, 2013
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Alnwood, a medium secure inpatient unit for young people, formally opened at St Nicholas Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne on 28 May 2013. Artstop Studios worked with the young people to come up with new names and a series of themed artworks for the unit. See more pictures in the projects section.

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