A&E art commissions tour

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Event details

Event date: 
16 June 2017
Event duration: 
1 Hour
Type of event: 
Walk / tour
Over 18s only
Access for wheelchair users: 
Venue name: 
Main Reception, Ground Floor, QEQM building, South, St Mary's Hospital
South Wharf Road
W2 1NY


Ticket availability: 
Limited places
Email address to reserve a place: 
Telephone number to reserve a place: 
0203 312 22033

About the event

Join us on a tour of our recently installed art commissions for the refurbished Accident and Emergency department at St Mary's Hospital. We have worked with four artists Chris Orr RA, Emma Haworth, David Wightman and Fran Giffard.

The commissions include a cityscape of the surrounding area for main reception, ceiling lightboxes and wall vinyls depicting the seasons. See how art has been integrated into the department to improve patient and staff wellbeing and to produce a welcoming environment conducive to treatment and recovery.

If you are interested in attending a tour, please email Art.Collection@imperial.nhs.uk as this event can only accommodate small groups and is subject to how busy the department is on the day.

Imperial College Healthcare Charity Art Collection has established a reputation as one of London's leading hospital art collections. The 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. It celebrates and promotes good practice and innovation in all aspects of art in the health care setting.

The charity seeks 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. It has 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.

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 display in prominent public areas, the exhibitions are freely available for the enjoyment of patients, staff and visitors.


Imperial College Healthcare Charity
Kate Pleydell
0203 312 22033


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