Our collection of more than 2,000 artworks focuses on 20th century and contemporary British art. We commission and collect many different works of art including sculptures, paintings, video installations, photographs, limited edition prints and original works on paper.
Our aim is to display these in public areas, clinical units and outdoors in order to enhance and uplift what can be sterile and intimidating hospital surroundings. Our hospitals also have artworks associated with their individual histories and as part of our arts programme we care for many historical works across the five sites. The collection care team are very proud to be fully accredited by Arts Council England and strive to ensure the collection grows with a sustained focus and artworks are cared for to museum standards.
We have a passion for working with emerging artists on projects, installations and exhibitions. We have many established artists represented in the collection, and we are proud to have collaborated with, amongst others, Jo Bruton, Nigel Hall, Tess Jaray, David Mach, Julian Opie, Chris Orr, Bridget Riley, Alison Turnbull and Clare Woods.