We have considerable experience of working in acute hospital environments delivering a broad range of projects from one-off art commissions to extensive public art programmes, from single participatory projects to the development of ongoing hospital arts programmes.
We have successfully worked as part of multi-disciplinary teams to create award-winning, integrated public art projects for healthcare environments.
We are used to working with project stakeholders at all levels within an organisation and understand the differing needs and cultures of NHS Trusts, services users and staff, construction companies, architects, artists and members of local communities.
We take an integrated approach to art and design in order to create therapeutic internal and external environments that reflect a hospital’s cultural context and involve local communities.
We seek to ensure that our projects are always underpinned by patient, staff and community consultation.
We follow models of good practice and uphold artistic quality and design innovation.
University Hospitals Bristol: Sanctuary space
Willis Newson commissioned and collaborated with artist Ptolemy Mann to create an innovative, flexible solution using artworks to answer the complicated needs of a multi-use, contemplative space
University Hospitals Bristol: Facade Design
The facade of the Bristol Royal Infirmary has long been lamented as ugly, dirty and in a state of disrepair. When the Trust asked us for ideas on how to improve its appearance, we suggested running a design competition which resulted in a clean, fresh new frontage.
Teenage Cancer Trust at Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre: Feature Walls
Illustrator helps to create a unique and welcoming environment, appropriate for young people, on behalf of Teenage Cancer Trust.
University Hospitals Bristol: Textiles and watercolour
Integrated artworks installed in the new Bereavement Suite, including the Mortuary, Patient Affairs and the Sanctuary space.
Hillingdon Hospital: Lightbox and Photography
Artworks enhance the environment for patients and create a strong identity for new Nuclear Medicine unit at Hillingdon Hospital
Southmead Hospital Bristol: Public Art Programme
An ambitious integrated art and architecture programme creating a strong sense of identity for the new £430 million Southmead Hospital, Bristol
Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre: Sculptures & Words
Patients are being invited to stamp their own identity on their space in hospital using a series of sculptures inspired by books and reading.
Gloucester Royal Hospital: Photography
Artwork is providing enjoyment and distraction at Gloucester Royal Hospital
Bristol Royal Infirmary Redevelopment: Sculpture, Photography & Feature Walls
Artworks deliver involvement, innovation and inspiration
The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre: Sculpture, Landscaping and Interiors
Art brings nature inside to provide healing environment
Bristol Heart Institute: Public Art Programme
Integrated artworks support the patient journey and create a sense of local ownership and pride. This project won the Building Better Healthcare Award for the Best Use of Visual Art in Healthcare 2009.
Oakwood Unit, Prospect Park Hospital: Feature walls & Photography
Artwork helps patient communication and lifts staff morale.
Macmillan Delamere Unit, Runcorn - Integrated Artworks
Integrated artworks support the patient journey and create a sense of local ownership and pride.
Southmead Hospital Bristol: The Fresh Arts Festival
A festival of arts events and activities was the culmination of Southmead Hospital Bristol’s public art programme.
Brighton 3Ts: Public Art Programme
An ambitious arts programme for the Royal Sussex County Hospital 3Ts (Teaching, Trauma and Tertiary Care) Hospital redevelopment will be used to create an effective therapeutic environment and to convey compassion and care whilst establishing a strong sense of place and identity.
Southmead Learning & Research and Pathology: Public Art Programme
The seamless integration of art, architecture and interior design creates supportive and uplifting environments for staff.
Guy's Hospital Cancer Day Unit: Poetry & Illustration
Artworks created in response to workshops with patient, staff and carers.
Macmillan Northampton General Hospital: Glazing & Illustrations
Wall vinyl and window treatments enhance the waiting area and treatment and counselling rooms within the Macmillan Haematology Outpatients Department at Northampton General Hospital.
Gloucestershire Royal: Public Art Programme
Leading The Way - A public art programme for Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
Gloucestershire Royal: Digital Art, Elixir
Digital arts programme for Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
Gloucestershire Royal: Lightbox & Photography
Artwork commissions for Department of Critical Care at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
Southmead Hospital Bristol, Fresh Arts: Ongoing Arts Programne
Arts programme for North Bristol NHS Trust
The London Clinic: Photography
Working with our Associate Angela Kingston, we curated a selection of artworks for various departments within The London Clinic, a private hospital with headquarters on Harley Street.
Women's Services Centre: Photography
Photography commission artworks for Women's Services Centre
Cheltenham General Hospital: Lightbox & Photography
Utopia is a series of illuminated photographic light boxes installed in the waiting areas of St Luke's Critical Care Department at Cheltenham and Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.