To celebrate the opening of the unit, HAFNEY and the Arts in York Hospital have commissioned artist, Adele Howitt, to develop an arts installation. The artist has been researching photographs from the local community to help create the work celebrating local heritage and the history of maternity at Malton Hospital. Kat Hetherington, Art and Design Project Coordinator, explained: “Local people were asked to bring their favourite photographs connected with Malton Hospital’s maternity unit. Those images that mark the special moment of a new arrival, or a magic celebratory moments captured in time and fondly remembered. It will include images of children playing and family time together starting right back to 1948. “The portrayal of community memories combined with the glorious landscape will create a large installation of images, printed materials and ceramics for the new unit.”

Adele Howitt — 2015