NHS portrait paintings for DCH
A fabulous exhibition of staff portrait paintings organised by local artist Becky Blake.
Portraits by Andy Scaysbrook and words by Emma Pittard of NHS workers on the COVID front line in Dorset.
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.
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
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.
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