Fiona Rutherford, Textile Artist


Water is Life

Flagg Court Primary Health Care Centre

South Shields

Completed 2007

Commissioning Agent: HBG Construction Ltd.

Fiona was commissioned to create artwork for the Reception Area of this new Health Centre serving a mixed ethnic community. The theme was inspired by the town’s coastal heritage and the Bangladeshi proverb ‘the other name for water is life’.

‘The Lifeboat’ wall sculpture was made in collaboration with furniture maker Nick James. The window partition was made up from a series of stitched and appliquéd silk and canvas panels that could be viewed from both sides.