Meet The Team

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Hetty Dupays

After completing an MA in Fine Art (Painting) at Bath Spa University in 2004, Hetty has directed her energy, enthusiasm  and skills to Art at the Heart (AATH). She is currently undertaking a HND in Interior Design, which will equip her with the necessary knowledge to create bespoke interior design schemes and arts commissions for the RUH; including ongoing projects for the Dyson Cancer Centre and RNHRD and Therapies Centre.

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Tony S

Tony is a Fine Art graduate and previously worked for the Royal Photographic Society and Damien Hirst.  He has a passion for bringing art into public spaces and the health care environment.

Jessica Shoemack

Jessica is creative and has an MA in Textiles. She manages the Art at the Heart website, general publicity and e-newsletter. She supports the whole programme – Exhibitions, pARTicipate and Capital Projects, whilst keeping up to date with the latest news and gathering feedback for evaluation.


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Frankie Simpkins

Whilst studying for her Music degree at Bath Spa University, Frankie volunteered for the Alzheimer’s Society and developed a keen interest in the effects of music with older people and more specifically for those with Dementia. She enjoys choosing songs that will promote reminiscence and interaction from her listeners.


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Edwina Bridgeman

Popular Bath artist Edwina studied at Bath Spa, and has a Masters in Fine Art (MFA) She naturally places the patient at the centre of an experience, respecting them responsibly through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment.


Our arts strategy group

The Arts Strategy Group (ASG) is the committee that oversees the work done by Art at the Heart. The Arts Strategy Group is chaired by Steve Boxall, Head of Capital Projects at RUH and includes members of RUH staff and volunteers, patients, external health workers and members of the local arts community.

Volunteers and Student Placements

'A Stitch in Time' GroupAlongside the core team, developments in the programme could not have been possible without the generous services of key volunteers and students.

If you would like to volunteer for Art at the Heart, please email Marketing and Programme Support Officer, Jessica Shoemack