We use art to inspire better health and wellbeing for 2 million people around the UK.


The year our mission began at the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery.


The number of world-class, museum-quality artworks in our collection.


The number of health and social care organisations we work with across the UK.

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Target amount: £10,000.00

Amount raised: £10,461.53

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Author: Thomas Walshaw

Ben Rivers, Untitled (Lanzarote sketch 2), 2011

Our world-class art

Our art collection is one of a kind. We offer care sites artworks by world-famous artists including Bridget Riley, Antony Gormley, Maggi Hambling, Andy Warhol, Helen Chadwick, Anish Kapoor, Sonia Boyce, Josef Albers, Ben Rivers, Alexander Calder, Ian Davenport and many more.

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A Paintings in Hospitals art workshop

Art changes everything

Art can help us stay wellaid our recovery, and support us to live longer, better lives. But the benefits don't end there. And we can prove it!

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A Paintings in Hospitals family art workshop

Be inspired

Our art activities, art walks and workshops exist to empower patients and carers with the skills and confidence to talk about and engage with art.
They're also pretty fun!

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Latest news

  • New exhibition: Bathed in Blue

    This spring we launch the finale exhibition of the sophomore year of our Central Saint Martins project at King’s College London NHS Health Centre... Read more

  • New Touring Exhibition: Linear Meditations

    Our new exhibition features mindfulness activities and artwork by one of Britain's most significant artists Wilhelmina Barns-Graham... Read more

Upcoming events

  • Toy Box Tales: On Tour

    We teamed up with #ToyLikeMe to bring this touring exhibition of differently-abled toys to York Hospital... Read more

  • Linear Meditations: On Tour

    Our new touring exhibition features art by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and a programme of mindfulness activities inspired by her work... Read more