Richard Wentworth, Cornelia Parker, Emma Talbot, Giles Deacon and Unskilled Worker are some of the artists partnering with charity Hospital Rooms which supports NHS Mental Health Units through arts initiatives.
“This is a time where we are all gaining some understanding of how it feels to have our freedoms restricted and how important it is to create an environment that helps us sustain our mental health. This initiative enables the public to surround themselves with fantastic and affordable artwork while also supporting those affected by severe mental health conditions.” Niamh White, co-founder of Hospital Rooms.
Each week – for six weeks – a new artwork will be revealed and made available for purchase. The posters are limited editions of 100, all of which will be individually numbered and some of which will also be signed, all priced at £50. This initiative follows Hospital Rooms’ hugely successful collaboration with Wolfgang Tillmans’ foundation Between Bridges.
Proceeds raised through the initiative will fund the Hospital Rooms Art School project: a series of digital art workshops with world class artists for patients in mental health units in NHS hospitals across the UK. The impact of the current crisis and subsequent lockdown on inpatient mental health units is colossal. Patients’ leave has been stopped, visitors prohibited and those under section are likely to spend longer in hospital.
Image: Susie Hamilton, Mask. Copyright of the artist.