Imperial College Healthcare Charity Art Collection brings works of art into our hospitals in a visually stimulating and vibrant way that enhances the health care environment for patients, staff and visitors.
The Collection has established a reputation as one of London's leading hospital art collections. Our aim is to change the way the hospital environment is experienced; to transform a clinical and often intimidating space into a bright, uplifting place where visual art is promoted for the enjoyment of all.
We celebrate and promote good practice and innovation in all aspects of art in the health care setting. We seek to provide new situations for contemporary art in our hospitals and, by expanding the ways in which art is experienced, encourage people to broaden their understanding of art. The art initiatives are funded by the Imperial College Healthcare Charity, with additional funds provided by other sources for specific projects. We have secured funding from the National Lottery through the Arts Council England and are grateful for the generosity of others, including Tate, artists and collectors in providing loans of paintings and sculpture.
Art is displayed in public areas and wards at Charing Cross, Hammersmith, Queen Charlotte's, St Mary's and the Western Eye hospitals. The Collection is strong in modern and contemporary British art, with works by artists including Gillian Ayres, Peter Blake, Patrick Caulfield, Gary Hume, Paul Huxley, Julian Opie, Bridget Riley, and Bill Woodrow. On our website, you can find out more about the Collection, our activities and special events.
Imperial College Healthcare Charity Art Collection is based at Hammersmith Hospital. To contact the team, email Art.Collection@imperial.nhs.uk or alternatively contact:
Natalie Craven - Arts Officer
T: 020 3312 2033
NB: The Imperial College Healthcare Charity Art Collection is currently working towards Arts Council museum accreditation
Image credit: 'Elevator'. Copyright: David Mach. Photo: Roy Fox