CW+ hosts National Arts in Hospitals Network meeting at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

CW+ was pleased to host the first-in-person meeting of the National Arts in Hospitals Network (NAHN) on 2 May at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. The CW+ Arts in Health Team welcomed NAHN members, including arts in healthcare professionals working in hospitals across the UK, for the inaugural meeting of the…...

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CW+ partners with National Portrait Gallery for new animation co-designed by young patients

The CW+ Arts for All programme has partnered with the National Portrait Gallery to create an animation co-designed by paediatric patients at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. From October 2022 to June 2023, a series of animation workshops took place on the children’s wards at the hospital, which aimed to distract,…...

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Artwork by Dominic Harris installed at West Middlesex University Hospital

CW+ is delighted to announce the installation of digital artworks by British artist Dominic Harris in the Haematology/Oncology Day Unit at West Middlesex University Hospital. The works, from Harris’s Bloomed collection, were installed following a series of drawing-led consultation sessions in 2022/23, during which patients and staff suggested that nature-themed…...

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Brendan Neiland visits Chelsea and Westminster Hospital for unveiling of his recently donated artwork

Last week, CW+ was delighted to welcome artist Brendan Neiland to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital for the unveiling of his recently donated artwork. The artwork, Confection 2022, is displayed on the first-floor corridor of the hospital for patients, staff and visitors to enjoy. Brendan Neiland is one of Britain’s foremost…...

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CW+ grant supports complementary therapy for cancer patients at the Mulberry Centre

CW+ awarded a grant of £23,840 in April 2023 to support the Outpatients Complementary Therapy project at The Mulberry Centre, which is an independent charity that supports people affected by cancer at West Middlesex University Hospital. Since awarding the grant, which provides reflexology treatments to patients having outpatient chemotherapy, the…...

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CW+ and English National Ballet School launch new programme for HIV patients at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

CW+ has partnered with English National Ballet School (ENBS) to launch a new programme of activity for the Kobler Clinic Rehabilitation Class, which provides group rehabilitation for HIV patients at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. As part of the programme, ENBS has created a series of exercise videos so that patients…...

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Two new artists join our Drawn in Residence Programme

 To mark the beginning of The Big Draw we’re celebrating our two new Drawn in Residence artists, Kieran Ryder-Lewis and Mereida Fajardo, who are BA Illustration graduates from the University of the West of England (UWE).   The Drawn in Residence programme acts as a stepping stone for artists, giving them…...

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Artist Q&A: Creating connection, balance and flow with artist Supermundane

CW+ is delighted to have caught up with London graphic artist Rob Lowe, also known as Supermundane, following the installation of his bespoke artwork to transform the children’s inpatient ward at West Middlesex University Hospital. Supermundane creates distinctive, colourful images that play with line, pattern and typography, and his work…...

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We’ve launched our 2023 Drawn in Residence programme

For our 2023 Drawn in Residence programme, we have commissioned seven BA Illustration artists from the University of the West of England and Kingston University to document hospital life through drawing. Five of our artists started their residencies in April; two will join the programme later this year....

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‘Whenever you’re ready’ – a new exhibition by Ejatu Shaw opens at West Middlesex University Hospital

A brand-new exhibition ‘Whenever You’re Ready’ by CW+ Photographer in Residence, Ejatu Shaw, has opened at West Middlesex University Hospital. Ejatu, a London based multi-disciplinary artist, has created a series of staff portraits that capture and celebrate the workforce at the hospital site. Working closely alongside CW+, Ejatu has drawn…...

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