Paintings in Hospitals is a national charity dedicated to using world-class art to inspire better health and wellbeing for people in the UK.
Founded in 1959, the Paintings in Hospitals collection is widely recognised as the first and only national collection of art specifically created to support physical and mental health. Artworks in the collection are available for loan to any health or social care organisation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The Paintings in Hospitals collection holds 4,000 works from artists including Bridget Riley, Antony Gormley, Andy Warhol, Anni Albers, Anish Kapoor, Gillian Ayres, Ian Davenport, Maggi Hambling, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Elizabeth Blackadder, Quentin Blake, Helen Chadwick, Alexander Calder, Catherine Yass, Ben Rivers, Sonia Boyce and many more. Around 70 per cent of the collection is on public display at all times.
Artworks on loan from Paintings in Hospitals to care organisations across the country are seen by 2 million people every year.