Central Gallery

The Central Gallery is situated in Zone B on the Ground Floor, left and right of the main atrium.

Bath Mind (Art as Therapy)

This exhibition has been curated by Jason Dorley–Brown, artist and Bath Mind Ambassador with the purpose of raising much needed funds for, and awareness of, the incredibly important work that Bath Mind does for the local community here in Bath.

This exhibition is a group show with 52, mainly local artists, exhibiting an eclectic mix of artistic mediums from the written word, through painting, illustration and photography to sculpture and much more.

Achieving positive mental health is a challenge that many of us face, and artists are no different in that respect. Each artist that has contributed work to this exhibition has talked of their own experience with mental health issues and you will see that alongside each artists work there will be a written statement describing their personal understanding of the connection between their art practise and positive mental health. 

We do hope that you enjoy the art that you will see as you walk along the corridors of the RUH and that maybe a piece will bring a smile or possibly inspire you to consider your own creative outlet.

Hopefully this exhibition will help promote conversations concerning ‘Art as Therapy’ as well as awareness of the wonderful work of Bath Mind.

Each artist has generously donated 30% of the proceeds from sales to Bath Mind and 30% to the RUH.

“Bath Mind is a local and independently run mental health charity here to promote and nurture everyone’s mental health through the provision of information, activities, advice and support. From crisis telephone support to befriending, counselling, wellbeing groups, supported-living, mental health training and much more; they are here for the people of B&NES.

Although affiliated to the national Mind, they run entirely independently and receive no direct funding from Mind. Therefore rely heavily on local fundraising, such as this to help support people in need throughout our community.”                                                         

Please also see: www.bathmind.org.uk

To buy an artwork please contact tonysmith3@nhs.net

A proportion of every artwork sold goes to the RUH Arts Fund to continue the exhibition programme for patients, staff and visitors.