Exhibition of artworks created by NHS staff goes on show


An exhibition showcasing and celebrating the artistic talents and skills of the staff of Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will launch this week.

The ArtWorks project invited staff to submit their own paintings, prints, photography and 3D works of art to go on show in exhibits at both Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals.

The initiative has proved a success with more than 150 works going on show in all categories.

Irwin Wilson, who with Niki Whitfield has coordinated the exhibition, said: “We are delighted with the number of submissions we’ve received from staff, and have been particularly impressed by the standard of the work. We already know our staff have hidden talents as our choir, drama group and baking competition have shown, but I think people will be genuinely impressed with the quality of the exhibits.”

Some of the work in the exhibition is for sale. A proportion of each sale is donated to support the Trust’s Art Fund – a charitable fund which helps keep and refresh the large collection of permanent art work in our hospitals.   This art improves the environment and provides great pleasure to patients, visitors and staff.  

If you would like to purchase any of the work please contact Irwin Wilson at irwin.wilson@glos.nhs.uk or by phone on 0300 422 3263 or Niki Whitfield at nikiwhitfield@blueyonder.co.uk or phone 07821 098171 

The ArtWorks staff exhibition is being held at the Trust’s gallery spaces from April to June 2014 at:

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital:

Foster’s Gallery (adjacent to Foster’s Restaurant, ground floor Tower Block)

Outpatients Gallery (adjacent to the outpatient main entrance)

Cheltenham General Hospital:

The Link Gallery (the corridor between West Block and St Paul’s Wing)

Star Gallery (in St Paul’s Wing just around the corner from the Link Gallery)

The Cabinets (adjacent to the Star Gallery)