10/10/2017 HOSPITAL ROOMS USES VISUAL ART TO SPARK POSITIVE CHANGE IN SERVICE USERS

It's Nice That, 10th October 2017

Hospital Rooms is an arts and mental health charity that believes in the “enduring power of the arts to instil value, dignity and wellbeing in people.” They work with mental health practitioners, service users and commission museum and gallery quality artists to create “site specific, inventive and compliant environments,” for predominantly secure and locked mental health units. They also run creative workshops for service users within said units.

Hospital Rooms was founded by artist Tim A Shaw and curator Niamh White after they visited a close friend on a mental health ward and found themselves ...