Major acquisition of local artworks planned

Local artists have been presented with the opportunity to apply to have their work purchased by Blue Haven Bonaira.

The artwork is needed for the walls of the public areas of the enormous complex, as well as the assisted living area.

“We are after original artwork or photography for the communal areas, and prints for the independent living units and care home,” says the Director of Blue Haven, Clare Rodgers.

“They will be a real feature of the facility, and bring pleasure to the residents and staff.”

Artists may offer to supply up to four pieces of original art, of specified sizes, able to be delivered within six weeks.

A large number of prints are being sought, with the stipulation that interested parties must be able to supply the full quantity specified in one or both of two categories.

Forty framed contemporary abstract prints are required for the assisted living units and 146 are needed for the rooms and shared common rooms of the care home.

The selection will be made by Council staff liasing with the interior designers.

Work continues apace on the facility, for a formal opening on 22 November.

Display units of the independent living complex will be open for inspection shortly.

General Manager Kerry McMurray is particularly proud of the quality of the restoration of Barroul House.

“It has been underpinned, most of the timber has been handsanded back to original state, the veranda roof has been replaced, and we’ve brought in Welsh slate to take the roof back to its original style.”

Details: The EOI closes 4 August, and no late applications will be considered. Full details at

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