Charity exhibition shortlisted for design award

21 March 2019

Charity exhibition shortlisted for design award
An exhibition of works by influential abstract artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham has been nominated for Art Installation of the Year at the 2019 Design in Mental Health Awards.

We partnered with Painting in Hospitals and the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust to bring the artist’s calming, meditative drawings to Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

Working with emerging curator Briana Oliver, the Linear Meditations exhibition features a selection of carefully chosen works that capture the flowing power of water to both calm and captivate.

Lucy Zacaria, Head of Arts at Imperial Health Charity, said:“We’re delighted that Linear Meditations has received this recognition from the Design in Mental Health Awards. Working with Paintings in Hospitals to nurture the talent of an emerging curator was a wonderful experience and we’re looking forward to seeing what Briana does next.”

“The exhibition has had a brilliant reception from staff and patients alike and has inspired us to continue working with young and upcoming talents again on future projects.”

Linear Meditations is shortlisted alongside the Wellbeing in Crisis lighting installation at Charing Cross Hospital A&E, the partnership between the Trust and the Royal College of Art aims to improve the environment for mental health patients.

The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on 21 May.

You can see the exhibition at St Mary’s Hospital until July, when it’ll be moved to Hammersmith Hospital until October.

To find out more about our hospital art collection, click here.

The exhibition would not have been possible without the support of the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust and Paintings in Hospitals.