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.

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 4th December 2018 – 17th january 2019 Art at the Heart of the RUH, 44AD and research academics at the University of Bath unique partnership project – River is the Venue (RiV) combines water science, art and information technologies. Funded by the Public Engagement Unit of the University of Bath and led by […]

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

We are proud to announce that 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. Exhibition From 13th June – Mid November 2018 The Art of the Circle Howard Jeffs’ prints are all based on […]