Our art collection

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 artworks throughout our hospitals - in public areas, clinical units and outdoors - in order to enhance and uplift what can be sterile and intimidating surroundings.

We also care for many historical works of art at our hospitals - each associated with the site's unique individual history - and we're proud to be fully accredited by Arts Council England. We strive to ensure our collection grows with a focus on sustainability, and our artworks are cared for to museum standards.

Across our collection, we're passionate about working with emerging artists on projects, installations and exhibitions. Many established artists are represented in the collection and we're 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.

Below, you can browse some of the highlights from our collection in our online gallery.

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    Zarina Bhimji

    Listen to the Room (1995)

    Light-box
     

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    Keith Grant

    Norwegian Fjord (1975)

    Acrylic
     

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    Gary Hume

    Vicious (2010)

    Screenprint
     

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    Eduardo Paolozzi

    Turing Suite — The Enigma (2000)

    Screenprint

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    Lisa Milroy

    Cherry Blossoms (2008)

    Oil on canvas

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    Thukral & Tagra

    Page 16, Yes I went to School (2012)

    Lithograph

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    Michael Craig-Martin

    Noise Cancelling Headphones (2014)

    Screenprint
     

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    Patrick Hughes

    Outlook (2002)

    Hand-painted multiple with lithography

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    Paul Huxley

    Violet, blue and red (2002)

    Screenprint
     

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    Henry Moore

    Working Model for Reclining Figure (Lincoln Centre) (1962)

    Bronze
     

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    Imran Qureshi

    Leakage II (2011)

    Screenprint
     

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    Julian Trevelyan and Mary Fedden

    Old Hammersmith (1980)

    Oil

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    Anna Zinkeisen

    Nursing Sister and Baby

    Oil on canvas

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    Boyd and Evans

    Crooked Mile (2008)

    Digital silver gelatin print mounted  on aluminium
     

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    James Hugonin

    Three Fluctuations in Contrary Rhythm (Part I) (2009)

    Screenprint

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    Balraj Khanna

    Coming from Edinburgh (1986)

    Acrylic on canvas
     

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    Chris Orr RA

    Paddington Shuffle (2016)

    Mixed media

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    Julian Trevelyan

    West Wind (1983)

    Etching

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    Allan Ramsay

    Queen Charlotte (1780s)

    Oil on canvas

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    Rachel Whiteread

    Ringmark (2010)

    Laser-cut plywood