Our most recent acquisition - In May 2020, Damien Hirst created Butterfly Rainbow to show support for the NHS in the Coronavirus crisis.
Precious Scars by Andy Kirkby is our most recent commission is a glistening golden oak - it was installed to recognise the incredible gift of life given by organ donors, with the support of their families.
Light Inside I and II. Two oil paintings on canvas that mark the entrance to the Chapel. 1999.
Twelve Shims, Four Cedar Thresholds. Twelve wall mounted 'wings' of beech and four framed panels in Cedar. 1999.
Elisabeth Frink Dog. One of our most treasured possessions and an intrinsic presence in our hospital is going on a journey.
Gabriella Sancisi made this series of baby portraits during a two weeks residency at DCH, 29 May - 2 June 1999.
Graham Crowley - The Breeze 1997/8
The Astra Set by Jim Dine, 5 colour lithographs from 1985, situated in the Lecture Theatre.
John Hubbard The Mere, Cogden 1998
Jonathan Delafield Cook
Bull - charcoal on canvas 2000. The artists chose a prize bull from the local area to be the subject of this work.
Joseph J Field
Joseph J Field: Life Stories - An interactive project with patients, recording their memories in Artists Books
Kicking Corona lockdown donation. Glass restorer Keith had wanted to repay the NHS for some time. He found that lockdown 2020 gave him the perfect opportunity to create this beautiful stained glass panel.
Blue Wall: Backlit stained glass wall located in the Accident and Emergency waiting area. 1997
Martin Parr is a very successful Magnum photographer who lives in Bristol but has a fond connection with this area.
Paul Roberts - Holmes
Of Mithras, Herne and Epona, Paul Roberts - Holmes 1998: Sculptures made entirely of fragments of metal objects found in the Dorset landscape
Kinetic Pencil Sculpture. They are informed inter-disciplinarily by mathematics and engineering and a meeting point between art and science, aesthetics and technology. They are designed to be viewed from the childrens ward.
Phil Hill: Mind Body Soul - 2019 from his 'antidepressionism' series. Phil wanted to thank staff for such great care recieved at DCH.
Renny Tait Lighthouse, Blue Sky, 1999
Richard Harris Open Sky, Curving Stone 1997
Stephen Farthing The Knowledge, Dorset 1997/8
The hospital commission by Susan Derges, The River Taw, is located outside the Maternity Unit on South Wing Level 1. It was commissioned in 1997.
Wall of Words
Wall of Words by Kevin Carter, Paul Hyland and Andrew Whittle 2000