This permanent display seeks to visualise the concept of breathing. The lungs are explored as a tangible motif to make visible the breathing mechanism.
Marina Renee Cemmick
In collaboration with the staff and children of Kingfisher ward, the Mural, with images of tigers, rainforest frogs, fish, octopi, penguins and of course a kingfisher, was completed over the course of a week in summer 2023.
Farrah Fortnam Mural commission in the main carpark
DCH Greener NHS
A visual guide to Dorset County Hospital's Green Plan and Sustainability Actions
Sense of Space: Stroke Unit Photography Project
With help from the Dorset AONB’s Sustainable Development Fund and generous donors and fundraisers supporting the Stroke Unit, we have been able to equip the ward with large scale photographs of the local area.
Portraits by Andy Scaysbrook and words by Emma Pittard of NHS workers on the COVID front line in Dorset.
Diabetes Centre Mural
Mural at DCH's Diabetes Centre by Fine Art degree Student Fronde Crennell
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
NHS portrait paintings for DCH
A fabulous exhibition of staff portrait paintings organised by local artist Becky Blake.
Light Inside I and II. Two oil paintings on canvas that mark the entrance to the Chapel. 1999.
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.
Twelve Shims, Four Cedar Thresholds. Twelve wall mounted 'wings' of beech and four framed panels in Cedar. 1999.
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
Mindful Walk and Draw
Give Nature a Go: Mindful Walk and Draw - Thorncombe Woods