Manchester Royal Infirmary

In 2009, the old Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) building closed.  It was replaced by the new Central Manchester Hospitals which were built on the site as the old hospital was gradually demolished.  I was interested to know what happened to people's memories of the old hospital, and so, between 2011 and 2014, while artist in residence with Lime Arts, I interviewed staff who had worked in the old hospital.  Discovering that people found it increasingly hard to recall details about the old site,  I developed drawing interviews, as a method for helping people remember.  In 2014 I was commisioned to make a film 'Drawing Back' to be shown in the Central Manchester Hospitals, for 'Culture Shots 2014', a week of cultural activities in Central Manchester Hospitals.

© annie harrison 2020

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