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 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) Bath Society of Artists (BSA) Members Show 7th October 2020 –  14th January 2021 We are excited to share we will be showing an exhibition by the Bath Society of Artists this autumn/winter. The Bath Society of Artists members exhibition occurs every two to three years and, despite current circumstances, this … Continue reading Up-and-coming Exhibitions

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 … Continue reading Current Exhibitions

Collections

Over the past 20 years, Art at the Heart has built a sizeable permanent art collection through the acquisition of site specific commissions or generously donated or loaned on a long term basis by artists and individuals, providing a substantial asset to The Trust. This includes the internal and external courtyards throughout the hospital that … Continue reading Collections

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 View all artworks on display in this exhibition at Circle Bath Hospital in the art catalogue below: To buy an artwork please contact tonysmith3@nhs.net or 07768 070403  A … Continue reading Circle Bath Hospital