*Please check our @artatruh social media pages for latest exhibition updates.

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 check out our ‘Buy an Artwork’ page to see our art catalogues.

There is also price and contact information by every picture on display at the hospital. Contact Exhibitions Manager, Tony Smith: tonysmith3@nhs.net or 07768 070403 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) Love2Learn Printmaking and Ceramics: Bath College Student Work From 26th July 2022 This exhibition showcases exciting student work from the Printmaking and Ceramic Love to Learn courses at Bath College. It shows individual, skilful and engaging work across a range of subjects and processes. The work is underpinned by playful enquiry, … Continue reading Up-and-coming Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

*Please check our @artatruh social media pages for latest exhibition updates. 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 … Continue reading Current Exhibitions

First Floor Gallery

Heroes of the RUH Heroes of the RUH is an exhibition showcasing our very own staff.  We are proud of all our staff, they are truly inspiring people and are going above and beyond every day to care for their patients. In this exhibition you’ll meet and read about the nurses who provide care around … Continue reading First Floor Gallery

Second Floor Gallery

Bath Artist Printmakers Bath Artist Printmakers have been a part of the cultural life of the city since its foundation in 1984. The second floor gallery is a permanent exhibition space for Bath Artist Printmakers – a group who work together as a co-operative in Larkhall, Bath. They provide studio space and facilities for artists to … Continue reading Second Floor Gallery

Third Floor Gallery

Mark Sands Zone B 59 With an international track record as a Painter of Private and Public Space paintings, Trompe l’oeil’s and Murals, Mark’s clients include Gordon Ramsey, English Heritage, National Trust and the Queen of England. Born in Compton Dando near Bath, Mark is an accomplished painter whose work can be seen from street walls to public … Continue reading Third Floor Gallery

Sulis Hospital Bath

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 Sulis Hospital Bath twice a year. Shades of Green An Art Project curated by Sandra Higgins New works by Louisa Burnette-Hall,  David Ferry and Pete Hoida are now on display … Continue reading Sulis Hospital Bath