We use art to inspire better health and wellbeing for 2,000,000 people every year.

 Paintings in Hospitals works with health and social care providers across the country.

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healthcare and social care organisations benefitting from our work

Paintings in Hospitals places more than 70% of its art collection on public display throughout the country.

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specially-selected artworks on public display across the country

Paintings in Hospitals provides art workshops for hundreds of patients and carers across the country.

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patients and carers taking part in our art workshops and activities

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Author: Thomas Walshaw

Let’s create!

Our art activities and workshops (both digital and practical) exist to empower patients and carers with the skills and confidence needed to make the most of art's power to inspire better health and wellbeing.

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Clear Moment I and II by Charlotte Cornish. Part of the Paintings in Hospitals collection. © courtesy of the artist, Paintings in Hospitals

Art changes everything

Art can help us stay well, aid our recovery, and support us to live longer, better lives. But the benefits don't end there!

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Ben Rivers, Untitled (Lanzarote sketch 2), 2011

Not just any 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, Yinka Shonibare, Helen Chadwick, Anish Kapoor, Anni Albers, Ben Rivers, Catherine Yass, Elisabeth Frink, Ian Davenport and many more.

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Latest news

  • Bringing Art to Better Libraries

    We've partnered with Better to bring art exhibitions and workshops to communities in London and the West Midlands... Read more

  • Art to Ease Social Isolation

    Our pilot project OASIS is helping to ease social isolation and loneliness by connecting participants with art and each other... Read more

Upcoming events

  • Webinar: I’m Fine Project

    Join Professor Marion Lynch and expert guests as they explore the wellbeing issues faced by nurses and how the arts can help... Read more