Our mission at Paintings in Hospitals is to use art to inspire better health and wellbeing for everyone. However, in line with the latest guidance on tackling coronavirus (COVID-19), we must prioritise the health of our team and that of the vulnerable people with whom we work.

For this reason, we are continuing to minimise our office and on-site presence until further notice. Our office hours continue as 9:30am - 6:00pm, Monday - Friday, with some members of our team working remotely. For general enquiries please email [email protected] and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

After 15 years of providing artists with affordable Central London exhibition space, our gallery (the Menier Gallery) was due to permanently close this year. Sadly, the pandemic meant that this had to happen earlier than we had originally planned. Thank you to everyone who has supported the Menier Gallery over the years it has been managed by Paintings in Hospitals.

While our office presence is minimised, our mission continues. We will be sharing new stories on our website and social media channels. Follow us on Twitter (@artinhospitals), Facebook and Instagram (@paintingsinhospitals), if you’d like to read something a bit more uplifting than the recent news. (For advice on how to look after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak, check out this BBC article.)

Paintings in Hospitals is carrying out detailed risk assessments and limiting our contact with vulnerable patients, service users and care staff wherever possible. Members of the Paintings in Hospitals team will also be limiting our travel. We would ask our care partners to consider digital alternatives to meeting in person. Paintings in Hospitals art selections and activities can also be carried out digitally/remotely and could provide welcome relief for those in isolation. For more information, please email [email protected].

These are unprecedented times but, as always, we will find creative ways to keep working with our care partners and using art to encourage and empower people across the country.

Thank you for your support and please bear with us through this period of disruption. We will update this post with any new details as they become available.

In the meantime, please continue to look after yourself and those around you.

(Last updated: 09/07/2020)