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 go on show this week.

For the second year running, the ArtWorks project invited staff to submit their own paintings, prints, photography and 3D works of art to be shown in exhibits at both Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals.

The initiative proved such a success last year that it was launched for 2015 by popular demand. Sixty works will go on show across a range of categories from 10th July 2015.

Irwin Wilson, who together with Arts Co-ordinator Niki Whitfield has curated the exhibition, said:

“Once again we were delighted with the number of submissions we’ve received from staff, and again we were bowled over by the quality of the work. I think people will be genuinely impressed with the quality of the exhibits.

“This year the exhibition marks just a small part of the work of our wider Arts in Health group. The group provides a focus for this area of work within the Trust and aims to deliver a pioneering arts programme that transforms the experience of being in hospital for patients and staff.”

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.  

The ArtWorks staff exhibition is being held at the Trust’s gallery spaces from 10th July 2015 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)