Exhibitions

The RUH has one of Bath’s largest and most accessible exhibition spaces, open 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. The hospital exhibits a variety of work by both amateur and professional artists, and arts organisations, in order to enhance the environment and improve the experience for patients, staff and visitors.

In addition to the public areas, we sell and arrange artwork  for display in wards and departments. A third from all sales made goes to the RUH Arts Fund, helping to continue the work we do for the Trust.

Please note if you are interested in purchasing an artwork there is price and contact information by every picture on display at the hospital. Contact Exhibitions Manager, Tony Smith: tonysmith3@nhs.net if you would like to buy an artwork.

Our aim is to ensure that the quality of artwork and framing throughout the Trust is of a consistent high quality. We rarely buy artwork for public spaces, saving money for the Trust whilst keeping the displays fresh and dynamic. At any one time the total value of artwork on display in public areas is around £200,000, providing a substantial asset for the hospital and all who enjoy the pieces.

Up-and-coming Exhibitions

Central Gallery (Zone B): FROM 20th January 2020 Alan Brook Photography     These photographs are a record of a year’s overland journey through Mexico (4½ months), Belize/Guatemala/El Salvador/Honduras/Nicaragua/Costa Rica/Panama (4 months), Colombia (2 months), and Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands (6 weeks). Sue and Alan Brook who made this trip in a Land Rover with […]

Current Exhibitions

In the course of the year we expect to show around 800 artworks in our temporary displays. Our temporary exhibitions also serve another important purpose in helping us to raise funds through the artist donations we make on sales. The Central Corridor is the showcase exhibition space and provides a continuous display that changes four […]

Permanent Collection

The Atrium and upper floors of the hospital display artwork on a longer term basis; these are generally obtained by donation, commission or long term loan and are also available for sale. These include the internal and external courtyards throughout the hospital which showcase a range of 3-Dimensional pieces so that a glance outside the […]

Circle Bath Hospital

The expertise and knowledge of our Art team is expanding its role and providing services across the wider community, including a contract to provide exhibitions at  Circle Bath Hospital twice a year. LandscApe Six artists all working in very different mediums are showcasing their work at the Circle Bath Hospital and have explored landscape. “A landscape is part of the […]