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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world-class, museum-quality 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

It's our 60th anniversary!

Can you help us bring art into the lives of patients and carers throughout the country by raising £60,000 in our 60th anniversary year?

How to borrow our artworks

Paintings in Hospitals makes it easy for health and social care services to benefit from our art. Here are the five simple steps to borrowing our art...

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Author: Thomas Walshaw

A Paintings in Hospitals Art Activity at Arthur Rank Hospice

Art activities

Be inspired! Our art activities, tours and workshops exist to empower patients and carers with the skills and confidence needed to make a connection with art - and to make their own decisions about the art in their care spaces.

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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, richer lives. But the benefits don't end there!

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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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Upcoming events

  • 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

  • Rooted in the Landscape: On Tour

    Our new exhibition in collaboration with the Arts Council Collection is touring hospitals across South West England... Read more