Nature Calls, the finale of our project with Central Saint Martins, is now open at King’s College London NHS Health Centre until May 2018.

Earlier this year, our Art in Large Doses project asked emerging curators from the BA (Hons) Culture, Criticism and Curation course at Central Saint Martins to propose an art exhibition to support the mental health of students at King's College London. Proposals were showcased during Creativity and Wellbeing Week before the final exhibition was chosen by the health centre.

Artwork: RA Grigor, Posie's Party. Photo: Glenn Michael Harper

Nature Calls, the selected exhibition, aims to disrupt the clinical feel of the NHS waiting room by contrasting it with a more natural look and feel. The pieces chosen from the Paintings in Hospitals collection, including works by Mary Fedden and Stella Rankin, build a flowing story of natural scenery. The aim being to create a mental escape for patients and to remind us of a time when more people lived outside the city.

Messages left by visitors on the exhibition's green wall. Photo: Glenn Michael Harper

The Paintings in Hospitals artworks will be displayed alongside three micro-installations, each of which has tongue-in-cheek references to the abrupt entrance of nature into the space.

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