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Pits to Peaks

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This was painted during an Artist in Residence project in 1986. The subject matter was inspired by patients of the hospital in the Occupational Therapy Department in Chesterfield, many of whom were amputees from mining accidents. The nine panels that make up the 'Mural' were originally displayed in one of the corridors in the hospital. The work is a tribute to the region, depicting the traditional mining industry and the natural beauty of the Peak District: hence the title (from) 'Pits to Peaks'.

Chesterfield Royal Hospital





oil on board


H 122 x W 81.5 cm

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collaboration between the artist and the Occupational Therapy Department with financial assistance from East Midlands Arts

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Pits to Peaks Chris Tunwell 1985. This oil on canvas* mural was produced with the help and co-operation of the patients and staff of the Occupational Therapy Department during Mr. Tunwell's term as Artist in Residence at Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital. The Residency received financial Assistance from East Midlands Art *The piece is actually oil on board

Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S44 5BL England

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