Dorset County Hospital
Arts in Hospital
Arts in Hospital is a small, charitable organisation based at Dorset County Hospital. We aim to enhance the healing environment, raise patients' spirits and give pleasure to all who are concerned with their welfare.
Our core objectives are to support patients and staff through therapeutic art projects that have medical and social benefit, engage the wider community in creative projects based on health and well-being outcomes, plus programme temporary exhibitions and maintain a permanent collection of life affirming artwork shown throughout the hospital and satellite facilities to create a healing environment.
Due to Covid -19 access to our collection and temporary exhibitions has become much more limited, we aim to remedy this by going digital! In this way we are able to bring you our latest exhibitions and gradually add more of our permanent collection. We are currently reliant on the photographs we have, many are not of a good enough quality to use so we will be raising funds for a photographer to come in.
Helen is a Fine art printmaker working from her studio in Dorset. Her work is landscape derived printing semi-abstract tactile images based on the colours and forms of the coastline. Helen is drawn to detailed fragments of the landscape.
Chloe Cox: Windrush
Chloe Cox, 23, from Bridport, was the winner of Best Young Portrait or Figure Award, from the Society for All Artists (SAA), making her Young Artist of the Year 2020. Chloe has very kindly loaded this piece to DCH to help us celebrate
Our most recent acquisition - In May 2020, Damien Hirst created Butterfly Rainbow to show support for the NHS in the Coronavirus crisis.