We're featured alongside our Patrons in the Financial Times' How To Spend It magazine this month.

The article, titled Exploring the palliative power of art, investigates how philanthropists are championing the therapeutic effects of art in medical settings.

Ian Davenport, one of our artist Patrons, in his studio. Image: Sue Arrowsmith, courtesy Waddington Custot

Comments highlighted include Ian Davenport's experience as an artist visiting a neglected hospital during his father's illness:

For an artist interested in colour, the bleakness of the surroundings just made the whole experience even more terrible...

Dame Stephanie Shirley, our Patron with a special interest in art and autism. Image: Nick Holt/Daily Mail/Solo Syndication

And Dame Stephanie Shirley's observations on surprising reactions of people with autism to some artworks:

A very quiet John Miller painting appealed to one autistic boy to the point of obsession. He liked it. He licked it.

The article also features a section on our Works Like People II project with artist Tom Ellis and the Wallace Collection, in which we commissioned a series of four large-scale works for GP surgeries across London.

You can read the full article on the Financial Times' How To Spend It website here.

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