Feedback
Total Colour Award winners

Healing Vision


From the Resene Total Colour Awards gallery – Bruce

The signature trait to George’s work is her colour palette. In this case, colour became a vital ingredient along with the subject matter in order to help relax and eventually heal patients.

The rehabilitation centre at the University of Canberra enables students a hands on learning environment for the continued care of those undergoing or having just finished chemo. The UC Health Clinics facility is located within the Canberra Specialist Medical Centre at UC.

Rehabilitation centre mural

The facility provides allied health student-led services for cancer patients during and post-cancer treatment. They have been engaging with their patients in this new space to seek feedback and they suggested some wall treatments might inspire their journey or at the minimum, brighten up the spaces where the services are provided.

Rather than painting the walls a bright colour or use wallpaper, the University of Canberra thought it would be worth finding an artist that might be able to do something vibrant and interesting in this space. Enter George Rose – an old University of Canberra girl herself.

Rehabilitation centre mural - Healing Vision

Purple and blue mural

The project encompassed two areas – the reception and the rehabilitation gym. George initially chose to depict indigenous botanicals (Bush Medicine) which were used for health and healing within the work. These included kangaroo apple (Solarium laciniatum and Solarium aviculture), snake vine (Tinospora smilacina), billy goat plum (Terminalia ferdinandiana), Blackwood acacia melanoxylon, tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), eucalyptus and bubble lily. Colour palettes chosen were bright but calming – green and earthy tones at the entrance and bright but cooling tones in the gym.

Colourful rehabilitation centre mural

The signature trait to George’s work is her colour palette. In this case, colour became a vital ingredient along with the subject matter in order to help relax and eventually heal patients. The mural is finished in Resene Lumbersider low sheen waterborne paint in hues of Resene Anise, Resene Black, Resene Calypso, Resene Curious Blue, Resene Dancing Girl, Resene Gold Drop, Resene Governor Bay, Resene Paua, Resene Riptide and Resene Shakespeare.

Waiting area mural

Bright and colourful interior mural

George’s work has received positive feedback from patients and was a rewarding experience for the artist. The idea of creating work to uplift someone’s day is part of the purpose she aspires with each project.

This project is part of a body of work that won the Resene Total Colour Visual Art Award. The judges said "an incredible body of work, bold interpretations and colour palettes bring streetscapes and public spaces to life in a true celebration of colour and artistry. The works are so over scaled to suit each environment. With an underlying style, the art is reinvented with each brief so that each work truly shines on its own. Harnessing an enviable eye for colour, the colour palettes and proportions are beautifully and brilliantly intertwined."

Artist: George Rose
Artist representation: Eddie Zammit
Client: University of Canberra
Photographer: Shannyn Higgins


Resene Total Colour Awards gallery

The Resene Total Colour Awards celebrate and encourage creative use of colour. For colour and decorating inspiration, browse through the hundreds of projects submitted...

View Award winners:  2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 |

View gallery:  2020 | 2019/18 | 2017 | 2016/15 | 2014/13 | 2012/11/10 |   Win:  Entry information

Resene Total Colour Awards 2020

Resene Paints Ltd

Resene Paints Ltd   – www.resene.com

We would love to hear from you if you wish to use Resene's images, information and ideas for social medial, blogs, newsletters and other media use. Please email update@resene.co.nz and let us know what you need, what it is for and how Resene will be acknowledged as the source of the content. We are happy to assist with most requests.

Our vision is to be respected as a trusted, ethical and sustainable company and acknowledged as the leading provider of innovative paint and colour technology. View Resene’s profile, Quality Policy, Environmental Policy and Health & Safety Policy.

Any personal data, such as name, address, phone, email details, supplied to Resene for the purposes of receiving newsletters, orders etc will be retained by Resene Paints Ltd and used only by Resene Paints Ltd and its trusted agencies for the purposes of communication/promotion/providing service to you. We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer your personal data to outside third parties. If you wish to opt out of communication from Resene please complete our contact us form. View our full Privacy Policy.

Colours shown on this website are a representation only. Please refer to the actual paint or product sample. Resene colour charts, testpots and samples are available for ordering online.   See measurements/conversions for more details on how electronic colour values are achieved.

View Videos