Lucy Algar is an artist and lecturer with expertise in creating art installations for hospitals. She has degrees in both Theatre Design and Art and Design in Education as well as being a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She teaches design (Costume Design, Scenography & Installation Art) at the Drama department at Royal Holloway, University of London.
In recent years she has produced artwork for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Children’s Hospital for Wales, Cardiff, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital and more locally, Central Middlesex Hospital, Northwick Park Hospital, and North Middlesex Hospital.
She uses drawing to explore and understand place, space and the body in relation to performance design. Her ongoing enthusiasm for, and research into, drawing has led her to encourage other practitioners, such as doctors, to engage with drawing as productive process.
Sue Ribbans is a local artist specializing in printmaking having graduated from Canterbury College of Art 1963 after focusing in graphic design.
She is a founder member of the Richmond Printmakers and Teddington Artists Professional group and is a member of the Richmond Art Society and The Fountain Gallery Group.
She is an active supporter of the local art community, being one of the organisers of the first Art Fair at the Landmark Arts Centre Teddington and was the editor and graphic designer of NETWORK south west London artist’s newsletter. Since 2002 Sue has taught in Adult Education at Richmond and Kingston.
Her recent series of lino prints “Rainbow Runners” takes the theme of the human body in motion. Juxtapositions and overlays of the four process colours have resulted in unexpected and beautiful colour combinations and increasingly vibrant abstract images.
Anna Babb is a consultant haematologist at the hospital. She looks after patients with blood disorders, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
She is also a keen enthusiast of public engagement in science, especially encouraging children to get interested in science and medicine.
Anna organises educational events for the Royal College of Pathology and she is an ambassador for STEMnet (www.stemnet.org.uk/). This organisation encourages young people, regardless of background, to get excited about and understand the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in their lives, and the career opportunities available.