Garnet Ward

Hospital Rooms is delighted to announce a new project that will take place in collaboration with Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. We will commission world class artists including Richard Wentworth and Sutapa Biswas to create a series of dementia friendly, artistic environments for the Garnet Ward in Highgate Mental Health Centre, which is a 14 bed unit for older people (65+) with dementia and other challenges. Our artists will work in genuine partnership with mental health professionals, dementia care residents and carers in the design and implementation of this project. The project is funded by Arts Council England, Garfield Weston Foundation and the generosity of Hospital Rooms' friends and donors.

Snowsfields Adolescent Unit

We are collaborating with the Snowsfields Adolescent Unit, an open residential ward offering mental health care for 12-18 year olds experiencing serious mental health crisis at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust to commission international artists to co-produce inventive, compelling and NHS-compliant artistic environments for the ward. This project is funded by Arts Council England, the Isabella Blow Foundation and through the generosity of Hospital Rooms friends and donors. 

Barnes Hospital

Hospital Rooms is continued its collaboration with South West London and St George’s Trust on a project at Barnes Hospital. We lead a dementia friendly art workshop where people using dementia services at the hospital, staff and members of the community designed seascapes for large scale exterior boards around the hospital site.  The project was possible due to the generous support of Colart who provided high quality art materials through their brands Liquitex, Reeves and Winsor & Newton, and whose staff volunteered during both the workshop and outdoor painting.

Recovery College

We collaborated with South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust to transform their  Recovery College at Springfield University Hospital. The Recovery College was the first of its kind in the UK and leads courses for students who have experienced a range of issues including self-harm, dementia, personality disorders, depression, eating disorders, schizophrenia, mood disorders, trauma or abuse. Artist and Hospital Rooms co-founder Tim A Shaw has created a temporary large scale mural for both the exterior and interior spaces of the college, and has worked with Colart to programme a series of tailored art workshops for students.

Phoenix Unit 

We worked with South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust to commission artists including Gavin Turk, Nick Knight and Assemble to refurbish the Phoenix Unit at Springfield University Hospital in Tooting. The Phoenix Unit is a secure psychiatric rehabilitation residential ward for up to 18 patients who have a diagnosis of schizophrenia.The project was funded by the charity Morris Markowe League of Friends of Springfield University Hospital and is supported with public funding from the Arts Council England.