35 Stories

35 Stories

This booklet celebrates 35 years of Arts in Hospital at Dorset County Hospital. In 1987 the vice chairman of the hospital, Valerie Pitt-Rivers, started Arts in Hospital with the help of a few friends. In 2022 Dorset County Hospital had an impressive collection of more than 700 contemporary and modern pieces of work. Many of the larger artworks in the public spaces were commissioned through the project Bringing the Outside In which was funded by an Arts Council England Lottery award.

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We aim to enhance the healing environment for patients, visitors and staff here at Dorset County Hospital, through visual art, performance and music. Please help us to continue and expand our programme by donating. Your donations can be used to commission and purchase new artwork to brighten up the hospital or to fund new participatory projects with professional artists and musicians.

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