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4 September 2023

New artworks help further brighten St Michael's

New artworks help further brighten St Michael’s

A colourful welcome for visitors and staff to St Michael’s has been secured following the installation of artworks to support health and wellbeing.

New artworks celebrating the work of St Michael’s dedicated nursing staff, have been selected and installed from the Paintings in Hospitals national art collection.  The new artworks join 26 existing artworks that were chosen by staff and patients from the collection four years ago. 

During the selection process, the artwork of internationally celebrated artist Anita Klein was found to have a particular relevance by the staff, who immediately connected with themes of family bonding and personal care. 

“It is wonderful that St Michael’s have embraced my artwork so warmly,” said Anita. “I think the three chosen artworks make a very meaningful display, telling a story of how family love and care often builds a foundation for a career in nursing.”

The new artworks are part of our ongoing partnership with the Paintings in Hospitals, whose artworks have already been delighting staff and visitors alike. In addition to Anita’s paintings, a large and striking artwork by Sylvia Guirey joins two existing artworks by the artist on the main staircase, and a relaxing woodland oil painting by Wilf Lancaster now sits beside the entrance to the Hospice’s Day Services.

“The new artworks have provided a vibrant welcome to St Michael’s for staff, patients and volunteers,” said Nichola Proctor, the Hospice’s Head of Patient Services. “The fact that they are linked to nursing and patient care is particularly poignant, and I’m sure they will bring joy to all those who view them.”

Paintings in Hospitals is the custodian of over 3,500 artworks by world-class artists, and they believe that everyone should benefit from art.  The charity uses displays and creative activities to support staff and patient health and wellbeing in healthcare sites nationwide. 

You can visit the Paintings in Hospitals website to learn more about how they use world class art to transform the UK’s health and wellbeing here and find information about a special limited edition Anita Klein print that has been created to support its work with its partners, including St Michael’s.

The art will remain on display at St Michael’s until September 2026.

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