Vital Arts

Contemporary cult classic jewellery designers spread sparkle on the Children's Imaging Department
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His first permanent public art commission in the UK, for the Renal Department at The Royal London Hospital.
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With a focus on contemporary art, take a look at over 30 of our commissions installed in the UK’s largest, leading and internationally renowned teaching hospitals based in east London.

The Royal London Hospital

With a focus on contemporary art, take a look at over 30 of our commissions installed in the UK’s largest, leading and internationally renowned teaching hospitals based in east London.

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The art strategy for the Children's Hospital engaged children and young patients in workshops and playful consultation. The resulting 17 commissions aim to create moments of intrigue and wonder.

The Children's Hospital at The Royal London

The art strategy for the Children's Hospital engaged children and young patients in workshops and playful consultation. The resulting 17 commissions aim to create moments of intrigue and wonder.

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Situated in Smithfield in the City of London, St Bartholomew's is a state-of-the-art Cancer and Cardiac Centre of Excellence. Take a look at 16 of our site specific commissions for the cancer centre.

Barts Hospital - Cancer Centre

Situated in Smithfield in the City of London, St Bartholomew's is a state-of-the-art Cancer and Cardiac Centre of Excellence. Take a look at 16 of our site specific commissions for the cancer centre.

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Several stunning commissions from leading artists are integrated with the architecture, to produce moments of contemplation; creating spaces that positively encourage distraction and discussion.

Barts Hospital - Breast Care Centre

Several stunning commissions from leading artists are integrated with the architecture, to produce moments of contemplation; creating spaces that positively encourage distraction and discussion.

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Working in close consultation with clinical staff and dementia specialists, to create dementia friendly artwork for older adults at Newham Hospital.

Newham University Hospital

Working in close consultation with clinical staff and dementia specialists, to create dementia friendly artwork for older adults at Newham Hospital.

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A choice selection of artists; Fiona Curran, Jaime Gili, Sophie Smallhorn and Bob and Roberta Smith were chosen to create new art works for the Health and Wellness Centre at Royal London Hospital.

Health and Wellness Centre (RLH)

A choice selection of artists; Fiona Curran, Jaime Gili, Sophie Smallhorn and Bob and Roberta Smith were chosen to create new art works for the Health and Wellness Centre at Royal London Hospital.

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An immersive wall painting, created by artist Martha Marcé, uses playful abstract forms that flow throughout the space of the Graham Hayton Unit at The Royal London Hospital.

The Graham Hayton Clinic (RLH)

An immersive wall painting, created by artist Martha Marcé, uses playful abstract forms that flow throughout the space of the Graham Hayton Unit at The Royal London Hospital.

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Transforming the Pathology and Pharmacy building into a glowing architectural beacon, artist Martin Richman was commissioned to create an impressive light installation.

Pathology and Pharmacy (RLH)

Transforming the Pathology and Pharmacy building into a glowing architectural beacon, artist Martin Richman was commissioned to create an impressive light installation.

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Working in close consultation with clinical staff and young patients, artist Jacques Nimki has brought the 'outside in' with an artwork commission that makes the department more welcoming.

Paediatrics Accident and Emergency (Old RLH)

Working in close consultation with clinical staff and young patients, artist Jacques Nimki has brought the 'outside in' with an artwork commission that makes the department more welcoming.

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Commissions


Vital Arts aim to improve the hospital environment with site-specific art by leading contemporary artists that produce ambitious and innovative works for patient areas. These commissions offer patients and staff a transformative experience, helping to redefine the role of art in the hospital.

Please Note: Commissions on this page are categorised by hospital sites. Please click on to each each hospital to ‘read more’ and click the ‘next ‘ button on the bottom of the page to see all the commissions for that site.