We've partnered with the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust, Imperial Health Charity and emerging curator Briana Oliver to develop ‘Linear Meditations’, a new mindful hospital exhibition featuring the works of influential British abstract artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham.

At Charing Cross Hospital from 14 November 2018, Linear Meditations dives into the representations of water made by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham in her drawings, paintings and etchings between 1975-2002. Capturing water in a variety of forms, from glaciers to seascapes, the exhibition explores the power of water to both calm and captivate.

(Winter Movement) Desert by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, 1979. Part of Linear Meditations, our new hospital touring exhibition in partnership with the Barns-Graham Charitable Trust and Imperial Health Charity.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of practical mindfulness activities for patients, staff and visitors of the hospital, including mindful drawing, mindful listening and yoga

Mindfulness involves paying special attention to what is happening in the present moment: in our thoughts, our bodies and our surroundings. Studies show that practising mindfulness can help us to manage depression, anxiety and stress.

Curator Briana Oliver says:

We’ll also be integrating mindfulness in our artwork labels, providing a tool people can use when experiencing difficult emotions and a resource to support their wellbeing. I hope this exhibition will create empowering and uplifting care spaces that inspire health and happiness for all.

Linear Meditations will tour three healthcare spaces: Charing Cross Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital through 2018 and 2019. For more information, visit the Liner Meditations event page. The exhibition will then be available for other hospitals across the country to borrow from the end of 2019.

Glacier Encounter by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, 1976. Part of Linear Meditations, our new hospital touring exhibition in partnership with the Barns-Graham Charitable Trust and Imperial Health Charity.

Linear Meditations will tour three healthcare spaces: Charing Cross Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital through 2018 and 2019. For more information about the tour, visit the Liner Meditations event page.

To find out more about hosting Linear Meditations at your hospital, get in touch now.