Detail of Folio. Copyright © Michael Craig-Martin. Image courtesy Alan Cristea Gallery, London

Imperial College
Healthcare Charity
Art Collection

Elevator side view RFoxOur 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 Imperial Health 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.

David Shrigley Tote Bags

We've partnered with David Shrigley to bring you our fantastic tote bags featuring original designs by the artist. All proceeds go back to our arts programme.

To buy one, visit our online shop.

Contact Us

The Imperial Health Charity Art Collection is based at Hammersmith Hospital. To contact the team, email or alternatively contact:

Lucy Zacaria - Arts Manager
T: 020 3857 9846

Delphine Allier - Art Curator
T: 020 3857 9845
Kate Pleydell - Arts Officer
T: 020 3857 9843
Joey Mason - Arts Administrator
T: 020 3857 9845

Image credit: 'Elevator'. Copyright: David Mach. Photo: Roy Fox

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