St. Mark's Hospital has a small art collection which was started in the last century with the commissioning of a portrait of its founder Frederick Salmon. Today the collection includes a wide range of contemporary art comprising painting, textiles, printmaking and photography as well as individual works in stained glass and mosaic.
The hospital runs an ongoing Art Project with the assistance of Artplace Art Consultancy which is a small organisation who co-ordinate art projects specifically for hospitals.
'Our prime objective is to provide a stimulus for the emotional and intellectual well-being of patients, staff and visitors'.
Through Artplace the hospital loans up to forty pictures which are changed biannually. These temporary exhibitions run throughout the hospital in outpatient departments, clinics, waiting areas, wards and all core areas and corridors.
The work on exhibition is borrowed from a wide range of professional artists. Student work is also exhibited but usually as a result of specific 'link projects' organised by Artplace between the hospital and a college of art and design.
All the work on temporary exhibition is for sale.
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