- New artwork inspired by children
- Willis Newson seeks to appoint an Administrator
- Three architects shortlisted in BRI facade design competition
- Design competition to transform BRI facade
- Willis Newson collaborating to deliver training sessions
- New public artwork for Bristol's Chesterfield Hospital
- Celebrating ten years of Willis Newson
- Creative and credible evaluation training
- Harnessing creativity
- What does creativity mean to you? Artists respond
- dOCUMENTA (13): Thoughts
- Artists appointed to Bristol hospitals project
- What makes you feel well?
- News Archive
Vinyl treatments create 'meadow forest' feel
Artist-designed vinyl treatments can be a distinctive and cost effective way to enhance any new or existing environment. Marion Brandis' recent installations for Macmillan at Northampton General Hospital show how to get it right.
Building a framework for curiosity
An interview with the three people behind Willis Newson's new evaluation service. Why do they feel it's so important and unique?
What did the students say?
Students have just completed our first Master's level module in Evaluating Arts in Health Initiatives, jointly taught with UWE. What did they say about it?
Focus on creativity
The Willis Newson team is being taken through its creative paces by an award-winning artist during a retreat in Wales this week.
Light Box: Evaluation 'changed people's perceptions'
Light Box has now published its evaluation report of a series of Happiness Workshops run in 2011.
Take a risk. Dance. Sing
Our Christmas message for 2011 takes the form of a poem.
Guy's Cancer Day Unit wins BBH Award
Artwork at Guy's Hospital Cancer Day Unit has won this year's BBH Award for Best Use of Visual Art.
Football, a tented city and making builders happy
Find out about artists' Davis and Jones public engagement arts programme for Junction 3 - a new mixed-use development in Bristol.
Bristol Haematology & Oncology Centre shortlisted for BBH Award
The art programme Willis Newson devised for the refurbishment of Bristol's Haematology & Oncology Centre has been shortlisted for this year's BBH Awards.
Patients and staff create art for new cancer unit
The art in Hereford's new cancer care unit includes donated prints from artist and cancer patient Jean Miller and glass pieces created in workshops by patients and staff.
Artists appointed to Brighton 3Ts project
Five artists have been commissioned to work on the redevelopment of the Royal Sussex County Hospital.
New arts in health short courses at UWE
Willis Newson and UWE are partnering to provide two new arts in health courses for 2011/12
A change of scenery on every floor
A major regeneration project on Bristol's Haematology & Oncology Centre has included an arts programme developed by Willis Newson.
What now for art in the public realm?
The second Wide Open Space conference of 2011 explores this issue and others. Speakers include Minister of State Oliver Letwin.
Helping to evaluate Happiness
We are pleased to be working with Light Box on the Happiness Project, helping them to develop methods of evaluating their practice.
Art creates 'sense of sanctuary' in new Women's Centre
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital's new £29m Women's Centre opens. Willis Newson commissioned photographer Dominic Pote to create artwork for the building.
Healthy Communities, Sustainable Places conference
How can the arts be used to give better chances in life and better health? The Healthy Communities, Sustainable Places conference explored this question.
Arts strategy to help transform Brighton hospital
We are working with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust to develop an integrated art strategy for the re-development of a Brighton hospital.
Training for performers at Guy's and St Thomas'
For performers, a hospital environment can be fulfilling, exhausting, enjoyable, distressing, exhilarating and tough to work in. Preparation and support is vital. We've been working with Guy's and St Thomas' to provide guidance and training for performers.
Willis Newson wins RSPH Arts and Health Award
The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has awarded us its 2010 award for ‘outstanding contributions to arts and health practice and research’ for our work on the Reach initiative.
Artists recruited for Bristol's new Southmead Hospital
Internationally acclaimed and local artists will be appointed to deliver art commissions for the new £430m Southmead Private Finance Initiative (PFI) development in Bristol.
New Evaluation and Research Lead appointed
Megan Attwood joined us in September as our Evaluation and Research Lead, the result of our Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the University of the West of England.
Public art and health buildings guidance and advice
The result of our recent work with ixia, the public art think-tank, has recently been published. "Public Art and Health Buildings: Review and Guidance" will be of interest to anyone involved in commissioning public art for health initiatives.
Mapping arts and health in Bristol
Willis Newson, in partnership with Bristol City Council and NHS Bristol, is mapping the breadth and scope of arts and health activity across the city of Bristol.
Willis Newson and UWE create new role
Willis Newson, in partnership with the University of the West of England (UWE), is recruiting for the new role of Evaluation and Research Lead.
Community is the focus in Clevedon
The local community will be at the heart of the arts strategy Willis Newson is developing with NHS North Somerset and David Kent Architects for the new Clevedon Community Hospital.
Enhancing the mental healthcare environment
A paper about a Willis Newson arts in mental health project, Moving On, featured in April 2010's 'Design and Health Scientific Review'.
REACH final learning event: exploring the challenges and achievements
The REACH projects in Bristol, Devon, Dorset and Somerset have involved 18 health, arts and community organisations in partnership working to deliver on key public health priorities.
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital gets second glimpse of Utopia
Artists Heinrich and Palmer have designed three intriguing new artworks around the theme of Utopia for the newly-refurbished Department of Critical Care at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. They were commissioned by Arts in Trust, the arts programme for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Integrate early, delegates told
Delegates explored the process of commissioning public art in healthcare at a recent seminar delivered by Willis Newson in partnership with ixia, the national public art think tank, and Places Matter!
Green light for Southmead Hospital
North Bristol NHS Trust and PFI developers Carillion have signed the contract which gives the green light to the construction of Bristol’s new £430million super hospital on the Southmead Hospital site.
Willis Newson wins Building Better Health Award
The arts programme developed and delivered by Willis Newson for a new £61m specialist cardiac care hospital in Bristol has won Building Better Healthcare’s 2009 Award for the Best Use of Visual Art in Healthcare.