Gloucestershire Royal: Public Art Programme

'How the Crow Flies,' photographic panorama by Heinrich and Palmer. Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. Photo by Martin Avery.Leading the Way was a programme of integrated public art commissions and artist residencies. It was devised and commissioned by Willis Newson to enhance Gloucestershire Royal Hospital’s Private Finance Initiative (PFI) development which opened in 2005.

The results demonstrate the energy and imagination of the 18 artists who worked with more than 500 staff, patients and local children to transform the buildings.

Individual elements range from contemplative and calming works in treatment rooms, to large-scale works supporting way-finding and orientation.

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“…good health is about more than the absence of disease and […] the arts can play a valuable role in the healing process by supporting the physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of patients.”

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust