The Napkin Project is a joint venture between the artist Deirdre Nelson, Brunelcare and arts consultancy Willis Newson.
Brunelcare are providers of high quality housing, care and support for older people in the South West. They are widely recognised for their expertise and excellence in caring for people living with dementia and supporting their families.
The 48-bed Saffron Gardens care home in Bristol has been developed as a centre of dementia care excellence. It was designed by Brunelcare working alongside researchers from Stirling University and architects Noma and houses residents within four family-style communities, each with their own communal areas. It also provides a number of flats where family members can live with, for example, a partner with dementia in a supportive and safe environment. www.brunelcare.org.uk
Willis Newson is the UK’s leading independent arts consultancy working with health, community and education partners in public spaces. It specialises in the field of arts and health. Willis Newson worked with Brunelcare to brief and manage the artwork commissions for their new Saffron Gardens development. www.willisnewson.co.uk
We would like to thank Arts Council England, Bristol City Council and Brunelcare for supporting and funding this project.