2019 Projects

Hospital Rooms is delighted to announce the 6 mental health units that we will be working with in 2019 with support from Arts Council England, the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Isabella Blow Foundation, the Little Something charity and fashion brand Seasalt Cornwall.  After a competitive application process, the units were selected for their commitment to transforming their clinical environments with extraordinary artworks and eagerness to engage patients and staff in a creative collaboration with world class artists.


January 2019

Devon Partnership Trust

Mother and Baby Unit, which provides care to mothers with serious mental health episodes while keeping them together with their babies

This project includes Julian Opie, Mark Titchner, Tamsin Relly, Nina Royle, Sara Berman and Tim A Shaw


Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit, which provides care to adults experiencing mental health difficulties which present a risk to their wellbeing or that of others

This project includes Grenville Davey, Susie Hamilton, Rose Pilkington, Bindi Vora, Lucy Stein and Jon Emmony


March 2019

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Hellingly Centre, which provides care for adults with mental health difficulties who have been in touch with the criminal justice system

This project includes Richard Wentworth, Lothar Gotz, Hannah Brown, Sophie Clements and Tim A Shaw


May 2019

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Croydon Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit, which provides care to men with a severe mental disorder and who present with significantly disturbed behaviour

This project includes Sonia Boyce, Cerith Wyn Evans, Jessica Voorsanger, Michael O’Reilly, Tim A Shaw and Harold Offeh


July 2019

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Bluebird House for adolescents provides care for young people with mental health difficulties who have been in touch with the criminal justice system

This project includes Richard Woods, Charley Peters, Ryan Mosley and Tim A Shaw

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October 2019

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

Rosewood ward provides care for women with acute mental health difficulties

This project includes Sikelela Owen, Donal Moloney, Anna Barriball, Tim A Shaw and Bob and Roberta Smith

Current Projects

Woodlands Unit

Bluebell Lodge

Past Projects

Eileen Skellern 1

Recovery College

Garnet Ward

Phoenix Unit

Eileen Skellern 1 Seclusion Room

Snowsfields Unit


We commission world class artists to work with mental health patients and staff to radically transform locked and secure mental health units with museum quality and compliant art.

Our artists work in partnership with patients, staff and the wider community through art workshops, events and discussions.

Together, we make challenging clinical environments imaginative, thoughtful and rejuvenative.

Without Hospital Rooms, mental health hospitals will remain spaces that offer little comfort, and the quality of care and patients’ well-being will be compromised. Opportunities to be inspired and engage in the arts will continue to be severely limited for people with acute mental illness. Without your generosity, we simply could not do what we do. We urgently need your support to meet the unprecedented demand for Hospital Rooms’ projects.