Artsparks January – April 2017 was generously funded by St Johns and Bath Decorative & Fine Art Society (NADFAS)

Artsparks was established in 2008 and led by Artist in Residence, Edwina Bridgeman who brought a series of regular creative workshops to young patients on the Children’s Ward. The workshops took place both in the playroom and by patient bed sides. The intention was to allow children to enjoy the freedom to produce their own artwork in a safe, supportive and non-judgemental setting.

Artsparks Image Gallery

Browse through our flickr Artsparks Image Gallery to see the range of projects and art work produced on the RUH Children’s ward. BATH WAR HOSPITAL ‘ACTS OF KINDNESS’ Creating work for the 3D Multi-media Tapestries that are a part of the Bath War Hospital Exhibition funded by the Heritage Lottery 1st World War ‘Then and […]


Our Artist in residence, Edwina Bridgeman works in groups and one-to-one at children’s bedsides. Activities are designed to be easy to dip in and out of. Children often start workshops shy and unsure but leave with huge smiles and an enormous sense of achievement. Inevitably this makes the whole ward a happier place. The children’s work […]

Artist in Residence

Edwina Bridgeman’s role as artist in residence on the Children’s ward is very varied. No two days are ever the same and she responds to what is needed. Her work is always patient led. Edwina is based in the playroom, a lovely and for some an unexpected place on the ward. She works closely with […]

The Playroom Book

“I’m not sure how many people know about the playroom. Patients and their families often seem surprised on discovering it, an unexpected place in a hospital. The surprise invariably turns to delight as patients are free to explore all the toys, the play house, play cafe, enormous boxes of dinosaurs and dressing up clothes. The […]