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08 May 2019

The HE(ART) of Hospital Design

In May, the Bristol Heart Institute celebrates its tenth anniversary. When the building was commissioned, art was built in and artists were part of the design process. The iconic tree filled atrium is still a popular gathering spot, used by staff to share research and for public exhibitions and concerts, as well providing a calm, light and uplifting waiting space.

Please note that this Second Wednesday event will take place in two locations.

We will begin in the Education and Research Centre for a brief presentation sharing research about how art and artists have influenced hospital architecture through time. There will also suggestions for further reading gleaned from the Wellcome Trust exhibition, 'Living with Buildings'.

We will then cross over the road to visit the Bristol Heart Institute, review the atrium space as it is now, share thoughts on how art and design affects our own health and healing, and reflect on what we can learn for hospital construction projects in the future.

There will also be an opportunity to test a new Arts Trail being created by our UWE MA Curating Intern, Amy Rance, highlighting the artworks in the public areas of the Bristol Heart Institute.

Dr Anna Farthing, Arts Programme Director for UH Bristol, will introduce the event and facilitate the discussion. Anna was formerly producer of Bristol Doors Open Days for The Architecture Centre.

The event is free of charge, and everyone is welcome. Book your place here.