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.


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.


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.


patients and carers taking part in our art workshops and activities

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Author: Thomas Walshaw

A Paintings in Hospitals Art Activity at Arthur Rank Hospice

Let’s create!

Our art activities (digital and practical), tours and workshops exist to empower patients and carers with the skills and confidence needed to make a meaningful connection with art - and 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, richer 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, 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

  • In Her Footsteps

    Inspired by the hugely successful visit of the National Gallery's Artemisia Gentileschi masterpiece, In Her Footsteps is a new exhibition by women artists from Paintings in Hospitals... Read more

  • The Green Room

    Don't miss the final exhibition of our Central Saint Martins project at King’s College London NHS Health Centre... Read more