The Hidden City

Vital Arts

Vital Arts is charitably funded to deliver art programmes for the wellbeing of patients, staff and the wider hospital community, across five east London hospitals within Barts Health NHS Trust.

Vital Arts Director, Catsou Roberts (centre), is shown next to the Hogarth paintings in the stairwell to the Great Hall at St. Bartholomew Hospital. On either side are details of two site-specific artworks commissioned by Vital Arts for the hospital: Richard Wentworth’s installation ‘Light of theDay’ (left) and Amalia Pica’s ‘The Joy of Hospital Paperwork’ (right) which is sited within an isolation ward.

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