Art Commissions & Design

Art and Design in the built environment has and will always remain core to the organisation’s business objectives. The Arts Team plays a vital role in a number of on-going capital projects across the hospital.

Experts in the specialism of art and design for healthcare, we are recognised for our quality service by external organisations and the community that we serve and constantly ensure that the art service is in line with the Trust Policies and Five Year Plan.

Paramount to our success is integration – we regularly work alongside health service organisations and other arts agencies within the community to develop joint arts projects. We strive for an inclusive approach encouraging stakeholders to try new ideas, discuss problems and solutions so in turn they can co-design their own healthcare environments through meaningful participation.

RNHRD and Therapies Centre

Wallpaper Design by Jose Mendoza The brief was to take inspiration from the RNHRD (The Min) artefacts and paintings and find ways to interpret into a modern clinical building. The design interprets aspects of The Min’s heritage collection of artefacts and historic portrait paintings to create bespoke wallpaper designs for the waiting area and corridor […]

Cancer Care Centre

Innovative design is the key to creating a welcoming and exceptional environment for patient care. The Forever Friends Appeal aims to raise a total of £250,000 for art to create a truly pioneering Cancer Care Centre that complements the existing high quality care for patients at the Royal United Hospitals Bath (RUH). Art at the […]

2018 and Beyond

Improving patient and staff environment with art and design commissioning for RUH new builds and refurbishment   Art and Design for RADIOLOGY The family of the late Sir George Pollock Bt. HonFRPS, FRSA, an accomplished photographer and a past President of the Royal Photographic Society have kindly donated a series of his photographs to be displayed in […]

Past Projects

Admission to hospital can be distressing for anyone, especially those with dementia, but appropriately designed surroundings can reduce this.