New Hospital Arts News

Chapel Garden – A new sanctuary

21st June 2013

The news of our new Chapel Garden was published in the press today.  Our Hospital Chapel is a multi faith facilitiy located in the busy hub of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Over 100 people visit the sacred space of the Chapel.  What once was a plain lightwell has been transformed into a beautiful garden.

The funding for the garden was facilitated by Kim and Nick Brighouse.  Kim says 'Whilst volunteering at the Hospital I soon discovered how much a Chapel garden would be valued and appreciated.  The idea came a reality when a charitable fund was transferred back to Norfolk.  I wanted to create a sanctuary out in the fresh air where people could take time out to relax, reflect and find some calm'.

Plan to Garden, a local landscape design and build company, worked closely with Nick and Kim Brighouse in designing the garden scheme and Hospital Arts and Serco for the build.  The nature of building a garden within the Hospital is complex however we were able to overcome all potential hurdles. 

The garden features a water rill, curved oak seating areas, beautiful planting, water features and a focal point of a wish tree sculpture.  Hidden within the design is subtle symbolism for peace, hope and love.  The sanctuary of our new garden offers calm and tranquility whilst nurturing our senses with soft colours and lush smells of flowers, grasses and shrubs.

Many groups and individuals have contributed to the garden these include: Plan to Garden for the creation of the Chapel Courtyard Garden; Richard Martin and his team Tom Walmsley, Jack Aspinall, Shaun Doolan, Philip Wing, Billy Riches, Adam Riches, Colin Parfit.   Serco providing support and services; Trevor Buckland, Nayab Haider, Robbie Williams, Matthew Williamson, Russell Rookyard, Darren Oakley, David Spauls, Mark Dady, Ray Bussey, Paul Robertson, Paul Bannister, Chris Paul, Hali Zeqiri, Jose Franco, Ian Brazier, Lee Rayner, Dean Adcock, Darren Hellsdon and Stephen Greaves.     Octagon Healthcare for allowing the courtyard to be available for public use; John Watkins.   Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for providing support and Services; The Chaplaincy Team, Debbie Cooper, Bob Wotton, Lynn Ainge, Alistair Bolt, Janice Bradfield, Hayley Gerrard, Paul Bunn, John Paul Garside, Barry Eade, Steve Hart, Paul Rodgers, Ann Lush, Simon Wardale, Sue Childs and Tracey Fleming for providing support and services.   LSI Architects for providing initial consultation and plans in the initial stages of the project David Andrews and Louise Knights,   Fransham Forge; Nigel Barnett, George MacKillingin, Shane, visiting Students for the making of the Wish Tree Sculpture.   Easton College for ideas and design concepts at the outset of the project; Alex Parker, Jamie Parke, Sophie Bayley, Jess Coleman andTony Fry   The many companies who donated to this project including; Andrew Fisher – Norwich Architectural Lighting Company, Keith Cracknell – Fibre Glassing, Tom Selby – Panks Pumps, Steve Cletheroe – Gates to Grates, Jane Atkinson – Lafarge, Simon Rossi – Rossi Long Structural Engineers, Tony Fry – Robin Tacci Plants, Dale Read – Eastern Stonebond, Barry and Ivan – Acre Joinery, Kate Green – Artist   Robert Rijkhoff – Graphics, Doris Schaay – Flowers, Steven Crow – Swallowtail Print, Eugine Charlier – The Catering Experience, Paul Rodgers – Alfresco Bars, John Whitehead – Pianist, Sharon Chaney – Harpist, Eloise O’Hare, Jaide Bancalari and Lesley Parker – Hospital Arts Volunteers for their contribution to the opening event.

What's Going On In His Head?  An insight into the life of someone who's suffered a traumatic brain injury

4th February 2013

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James Piercy was involved in a serious road accident on 30th January 2011.  He suffered a traumatic brain injury and spent nearly two months in hospital including time at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Addenbrookes and the Colman Hospital in Norwich.  Now, almost fully recovered, James will be telling his story and hopes that others can learn from his experience.

James' talk entitled 'What's Going On In His Head?' will be taking place on Wednesday 13th February at 8.00pm in the Benjamin Gooch Lecture Hall, Level 1, East Atrium at teh NNUH.

During this talk James will take you on a journey which promises to be a funny, shcoking and sometimes experience.  There will also be a chance to find out about the monitoring and treatment of head injury, just how much we really know about our brains and the impact of this 'hidden disability'.

James Piercy who is the Science Communicator for Science Made Simple Ltd (East) said 'my head injory was classed as 'very severe' and my recovery has been described as 'phenomenal',  I owe my life to a lot of people, some great science and more than a little luck'.

'What's going on in his head?' is part of our Arts Project and supported by the Wellcome Trust.  The talk is free to anyone who would like to attend.  To read Jaem's blog go to


Schools singing Christmas Carols at the Hospital

5th December 2012

Over the next two weeks eight schools and over 200 children will be coming to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital to sing carols to our staff, patients and visitors.

Kicking off this fortnight of music will be 100 pupiles from Mile Cross Primary School who will be performing on Monday 10th December at 11.00am in the West Atrium.

Jonty Tan, Head of Music from Mile Cross Primary School said 'what a great opportunity to be able to perform as a whole Choir.  With nearly 100 children in our Senior Choir, most of the venues we perform in can only hold a fraction of the children!  This is the first in line of eight concerts our Senior Choir will be doing this Christmas and we consider it a real privelege to be part of the Christmas at the Hospital'.

The other performances over the fortnight will be on:

Monday 10th December at 6.30pm on the Wards – Wharf Academy

Tuesday 11th December at 10.30am in the West Atrium – St Johns Catholic School

Friday 14th December at 12.30pm in the West Atrium – Sprowston Junior School

Friday 14th December at 2.30pm in the Deli-Food-2-Go Where Earlham Jenio School will perform at the annual NNUH Volunteers Christmas Party

Monday 17th December at 10.30pm in the West Atrium – Bluebell Primary School

Tuesday 18th December at 2.00pm in the West Atrium – Freethorpe Community School

Wednesday 19th December at 11.00am in the West Atrium – Buxton Primary School

Wednesday 19th  December 1.00pm in the West Atrium – Queens Hill Primary School



The Return of the Silent Movie! – please note that this event has been cancelled owing to ill health

30th November 2012

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Silent MoviePoster  Free for patients, staff and visitors 

Thursday 6th December at 6.30pm – West Atrium, NNUH

Buster Keaton's The Goat and Charlie Chaplain's The Pawnbroker with Piano Accompaniment by Bruce Vogt.  For further information please email


Mulbarton Ward – News

30th November 2012

ARTS Sunshine Ladies

Hospital Arts proudly introduces you to our very own own 'fabulous four'.  The hard work and generous efforts of four Norfolk ladies; Adele Whitbourn, April Spalding, Jackie Gunns and Annie Bush collectively known as the Sunshine Ladies (featured).  The Sunshine ladies have raised funds to improve the environment of Mulbarton Ward.  The Ward will now have four LED light screen artworks, a full wall design in the information area, an IPAD for patients attending the Iodine Room, fourty older donated artworks have been re-framed and cared for and now await re-display amongst the many other improvements. 



Cromer Courtyard Garden – News Update

30th November 2012

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ARTS Jackie Finch

Cromer Hospital is delighted with it's new garden feature.  The beach themed features include a full size boat and mosaic can be viewed from many different departments.  Jackie Finch of Finch Designs said 'we are delighted to have the opportunity to create a space that reflects the charactor of the North Norfolk coastline'.  The garden funded both my Mansells and Finch Designs forms the central focal point within the new hospital.




Cromer Courtyard Garden – News Update

24th October 2012

ARTS Cromer boat

We're delighted that works are now progressing with the Courtyard Garden.  Jackie Finch, Finch Garden Designs, has sourced a boat which will form part of the central focus for the design which is themed on the North Norfolk landscape.  Jackie writes 'It is already collected and being worked on.  If it is too big to fit through the corridors we will cut it in half and re-join it – fingers crossed we don't have to!'

The garden funded by Mansells Construction Ltd will form the central focus for the Hospital.




Meet some of our Hospial Arts Volunteers

2nd October 2012

HA voluteer1We are delighted to introduce you to our team of Hospital Arts Volunteers.  Our committed team carry out many different types of tasks which helps on both a daily basis and in reaching some of our longer term goals.  Our volunteer all have specific expertise, experience and interests.  We see it as essential that our volunteers love the work that they do also team gatherings play an important role so that they may meet each other, share information and get to know how their contribution helps.  

Our volunteers come to Hospital Arts through many different avenues however all ultimately join us through the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust's Volunteers Department.

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Our volunteers include Lesley Parker who consceiensiously assists with general administration in the Hospital Arts Office, Leona Lynch and Caroline Fischer both work diligently documenting our historic collections whilst Frederick Clayton patiently scans all historic papers and images, Carol Reeve and Ken House both work in the Hospital Arts Storeroom and face many different challenges which can range vastly from week to week, and Eloise O'Hare can often be seen on the main hospital street diligently changing exhibitions. 

All of our volunteers can also always be found working on special fundraising events, hospital fetes and other Hospital Arts initiatives which take place in all manor locations these have included Cromer Pavillion, The Forum and Norwich Arts Centre to name but a few.

The commitment, skills, expertise, vibrancy and community spirit of our volunteers is essential to every aspect of Hospital Arts.


New Garden for Cromer Hospital Courtyard

1st October 2012

Cromer courtyardCromer Hospital's central courtyard is soon to be given a new and beautiful garden themed around the Norfolk Coast.  The garden design has been generously donated by Jackie Finch of Finch Garden Design,  The works for the garden are to be generously funded by Mansell Construction Ltd.  We will feature works in progress on this News Page.

Jackie Finch writes: 'As the new Cromer Hosptial was nearing completion I was approached if I would consider donating a garden design.  After an initial meeting, collecting measuriments and photographs I produced a couple of small designs.  It was decieded that we would use elements from both drawings. 

The courtyard is enclosed by three tall walls on one side and a full length of windows on the fourth side.  The courtyard is overlooked by many departments through many windows however it is the main focal point for the Hospital Cafe.

It seemed clear to me that the courtyard should have a seaside/coastla theme given Cromer's location.  One of the constraints of the garden is that we are not able to dig into the existing base, so we have designed a wooden deck area using re-claimed timber which will be set into the existing gravel.  

A simple raised block/render and painted planter will be built in to enable further planting.  A couple of areas will have large stones and cobbles.

The plants will Mansell logouuse are suitable for the specific location; there will be a mix of evergreens, grasses and herbacieous perennials.  The colours will be blues, purples, whites, mixed greens and greys.

At present we are looking for a suitable boat for planting so please do contact either Hospital Arts on 01603 287870 or Finch Garden Designs on 07776292211 if you have one which may be suitable'.



Hospital Arts Nominated for Norfolk Arts Award

25th September 2012

Hostry logoThe Norfolk Arts Awards has recently been launched as part of the The Hostry Festival 2012, an annual arts festival that takes place at the award-winning Hostry at Norwich Cathedral. The idea of the Norfolk arts Awards is to celebrate the diverse and growing arts landscape across the county, with twelve special awards for particular achievements.

The categories include; The Theatre Award, The Dance Award, The Visual Arts Award, The Music Award, The Education and Community Award, The HY Kurzner Award, The Peter Barrow Best Newcomer Bursary Award, The People's Choice Award, The Broadcast and Press Award, The Bernar
dune Coverley Nature Writing Prize Award, The Fosters Business and the Arts Award, and The Lifetime Contribution to Local Arts Award.

The judging panel recently met to decide upon the nominations for the 2012 awards and we are delighted that the NNUH Hospital Arts Project has been nominated for the Education and Community Award for support of patients, their familiies and staff, providing arts events and exhibiting artworks at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.

Coming Soon – Exhibition – Deep Aqua

21st August 2012



Hospital Arts is looking forward to hosting an exhibition from Deep Aqua in late September.  Deep Aqua are a couple who met diving in Turkey over ten years ago and have been enjoying the underwater world ever since.  Deep Aqua now specialise in underwater photography and have dived and photographed in some unusual waters. 


The types of camera's that Deep Aqua use include an MX10, Sea & Sea DG 2G and a Cannon 550D w.  Deep Aqua's photographs are extraordinary. 




For more information on Deep Aqua visit


Coming Soon – Exhibition – Norwich During the Blitz

30th July 2012 

The Hospital Arts Project is delighted to be hosting a fascinating and highly emotive exhibition 'Norwich During the Blitz'

Rupert-Street-showing-the-rThe exhibition is courtesy of Norwich County Council Library and Information Service where the images are held and Norwich Arts Cetnre who generously printed the images for display. 

The exhibition is due to go on show at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on Floor 1 of the Main Hospital Street.

Featured here is Rupert Street showing the remains of No 24 The Shop Hurn and Son's taken by renowned local photographer George Swain.

To see more historic images of Norfolk and Norwich visit 

For more information on Norwich Arts Centre visit




Daniel Tink Donates Imagery to Critical Care Complex

27th July 2012

panorama-morston-norfolkLocal landscape photographer Daniel Tink has donated a number of stunning landscape images to the Critical Care Complex.  Currently Hospital Arts is working closely with Hospital Staff from nursing staff to the building team on providing the best possible environment for this Department.  We are delighted that Daniel is supporting this project.  His work can be seen on




Photographer Mike Robinson Documents Cromer Hospital Buildings

19th July 2012

window2 mrPhotographer Mike Robinson has documented the Cromer Hospital buildings captivating the spirit of the old and new.  Mike has generously given much time to the project.  His images are unique, beautiful and captivating. 

Mike writes 'For more than two years I have been photographing the redevelopment of the buildings of the Cromer & District Hospital.  During that time I have photographed the unseen corners, well-used corridors, unlikely views, signs and doors, the operating theatres, waiting rooms, windows and floorboards, the lights, sinks, handles and hooks, the oil tanks, water tanks, towers and roofs; every aspect and view that I could find to hold the place as it stood, in memory, before it was gone, and the new hospital rose into view. 



window MRThe first phase of this project, the capturing, is nearly over; and then the interpreting and re-presentation will begin'.

For more information on Mike please visit his website



  Cromer Musuem Donates Postcard Images to Cromer Hospital

12th July 2012

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Cromer Musuem has generously donated a series of postcard images to Cromer Hospital. 

These historic will go on display in a number of Outpatients Waiting Areas.  The images feature historic images of Cromer and North Norfolk and are likely to create much interest.




Hospital Arts Courtyard Garden Proposals for Cromer Hospital

12th July 2012

Hospital Arts is delighted to show you the courtyard design for the newly opened Cromer Hospital.  The design created and donated by Jackie Finch of Finch Designs draws inspiration from the lush North Norfolk landscape and coastline The courtyard lies central to the new Cromer Hospital Jackie's design will create beautiful central focal point for our patients, staff and visitors.

Courtyard design proposal



New Key Partners for Hospital Arts

 4th October 2011

Hospital Arts has two new key partners Ormiston Victory Academy and NANSA artshoproject.

Our first highly successful project with Ormiston Victory Academy involved many students who worked over there summer holidays gathering information, talking to their older friends and relatives and creating artworks which formed the basis of an animated film working with annimator Matthew Harrison.

NANSA artshoproject is opening a new gallery at 1 Earlham House.  NANSA will be working on collaborative exhibitions with Hospital Arts. Hospital Arts is lending it's full support to the artshoproject which is innovative and exciting venture which will help many in the community.


Artrockers set to hit the stage to raise funds for Hospital Arts

18th July 2011

ARTS posterArtrockers hits the Norwich Arts Centre on Friday 5th August bringing brock classics, mellow acoustics, funky visuals and much more, all performed by an extraordinary array of musicians who work in the Helath Service, a host of performers under the Spooky Kid Productions Label alongside Norfolk's up and coming recently signed band 'The Dying Breeds'.

It's going to be a great party.  Energentic compere and founder of Spooky Kid Productions will compere the evening introducing you to The Leftovers, Hospital Estates Services musicians who will warm up the evening with their relaxed take and rolling rock, followed by sinful rock from the seeminly unassuming Consultant Staff and Operating Department Practitioners Lebowski.  Bared faced cheek will be brought to you by Norwich's very own Naked Busker amongst many of Spooky Kid's up and coming performers.  The Jam packed evening will be headlined by Norwich's most recently signed and up and coming band the Dying Breeds ensuring you
to have a real adventure. 

Doors open at 7.30pm and the show commences at 8.00pm – tickets are on sale from the Norwich Arts Centre Box Office (01603) 660352. 

On line booking at

Tickets £5.00 advance / £7.00 on the door


Hospital Arts Celebrates 10th Anniversary of the Hospital

22nd June 2011

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The Holkham Forge Blacksmiths and artist Kate Munroe worked with visitors to the Hospital Fete and Open day in the making of leaves and designing of a sculpture to celebrate the anniversary of the Hospital.  Holkham Forge's Blacksmiths will continue to make leaves with school children attending their Forge and at the Norfolk Show. 

James Spedding writes 'We are the current link in the chain of an old lineage of Norfolk villate blacksmiths who produce beautiful hand-forged metalwork for local people.  We each have our own spirit and style and our individual passions, expertise and vision are focussed through our shared creative ehos of simplicity, beauty and utiltity'.  

Featured is Ron Brewer with Blacksmith, Arthur, making a leaf which will form part of our anniversary sculpture.  For more information on the Forge and Kate please visit and


Album Cover Art Exhibition

24th March 2011

Off Beat Lounge Connection on Level 3 of the Centre Block – Main Hospital Street

ARTS albumart2FromThe biggest album Led Zeppelin ever created – Physical Graffiti

Artist Peter Corriston worked with designer Mike Doud to convince Led Zeppelin manager, Peter Grant, that the cover art idea was a good one. Unlikely as it may seem, the concept was itself heavily influenced by the design for Jose Feliciano’s album, Compartments. The new version was created by using a photograph of a New York apartment block, situated at 97 St. Marks Place. The building is still standing today. In the basement is a second-hand clothes shop. The name of the shop is, naturally, Physical Graffiti.

THE landmark Led Zeppelin gig – Knebworth 1979

On two successive weekends in August 1979, Led Zeppelin performed their legendary concerts in the grounds of Knebworth House in Hertfordshire. These would become their last-ever live shows in the UK. Following the untimely death of John Bonham these shows and the album, In Through The Out Door, would become their unintentional swansong.

Visually constructed with the help of long time Hipgnosis colleague, Richard Evans, the new art was then delivered to Brad Faine at Coriander, for him to proof the fine art print.

Top image:
Art by Peter Corriston
Limited edition giclée print using 6 colour pigment inks on 330g Somerset Satin Enhanced
Printed by Coriander Studios, London
Signed and numbered by the artist
Print size 26″ x 33″, Image size 19.5″ x 19.5″
Edition size 500

Bottom image: Design and Photography by Hipgnosis, Aubrey Powell, Storm Thorgerson and Richard Evans
Silkscreen on Somerset tub sized 410gsm
Printed by Coriander Studios, London
Signed and numbered in pencil by Aubrey Powell
Print size 26″ x 33″, Image size 16″ x 24″
Edition size 500

These prints are available for hire or purchase through the Off Beat Lounge and remember with sales of arts on display at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital a donation will be made by the Off Beat Lounge to the Hospital Arts

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Cromer Hospital

22nd March 2011

ARTS Olly DayIt's a jolly Olly Day: the Norfolk entertainer who compered last night's variety show for Cromer Hospital's art appeal.

Cromer show-goers help put the art into new hospital
A near sell-out variety show at Cromer’s Pavilion Theatre last night has given an appeal for the town’s new hospital a doubly-grand launch.

More than 450 people packed the end-of-the-pier venue for a night of “good old-fashioned” variety which is expected to have raised between £2,000 and £2,500 to provide art works at the new Cromer Hospital, which is now under construction.

Chris Bailey, who organised the show with Emma Jarvis, Arts o-ordinator for Cromer Hospital’s parent body, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals, said: “It was a highly-successful night with over 90 percent of seats taken and the acts all got a warm response.”

The all-Norfolk show was compared by magician and entertainer Olly Day and also featured young dancers from Marlene’s School of Dance, Keith Skipper, Elvis and the Bluesueders, blues soul and jazz group the Stilhouettes, and young string quartet Fame.

“For £14.50 people got a good two-and-a-half hours’ entertainment and had a thoroughly-enjoyable evening,” added Mr Bailey.

There are many exciting fundraising events on the cards involving many highly enthusiastic and supportive North Norfolk Artists including a fashion show which is also planned for the art appeal to will be held at the Mundesley Manor hotel on June 3rd and a fundraising arts based project with NOVA the North Norfolk Organisation for Visual Artists.

Hospital Arts is also hopes to run a project with schools and colleges; Sherringham and Cromer High Schools, Gresham College in Holt and Paston College in North Walsham.

Funding is the key to our projects taking place.

For more information about the arts project call 01603 287870, or email Emma Jarvis

Gala Variety Performance ‘The Best of Norfolk’

1st February 2011

ARTS Cromer showVariety returns to Cromer when the “Best of Norfolk” hits the stage at the Pavilion Theatre on Saturday 19th March bringing laughter, dance, cabaret, music and magic.

All of this and much more at this special fundraiser to provide artworks for the new Cromer and District Hospital.

Join us for a very special evening compared by long-standing Norfolk and Pavilion favourite Olly Day bringing hilarious humour and cabaret throughout the evening.

The star studded line up also includes Norfolk’s favourite raconteur Keith Skipper, to tickle you with high jinks and many a Norfolk Yarn. Marlene’s School of Dance, Norfolk’s premier dance school, will take to the floor with a lively variety of dance styles, The Stillhouettes will delight you with their luscious blues, soul and jazz harmonies and FAME, Norfolk
’s highly talented emerging string quartet, will sweep you off your feet with beautiful style.

This truly star studded evening will be topped by Norfolk’s very own Elvis and the Bluesueders ensuring you head home tapping your feet and with a smile on your face.

Hospital Arts Coordinator Emma Jarvis said: “The Best of Norfolk will be staged at Cromer’s picturesque Pavilion Theatre. It will be great fun for all the family, while at the same time providing us with a unique opportunity to celebrate North Norfolk’s beautiful environment within Cromer  Hospital.”

The show commences at 7.30pm and tickets are now on sale from the Pavilion Theatre Box Office on 01263 512495.

Tickets: 14.50 pounds / 13.50 pounds concession

Notes to Editors:

All artists are available for interview – please contact Chris Bailey (below)

Competitions/Reviews: please contact Chris Bailey for tickets.

Chris Bailey
Event Management Services
Suite D, St Francis House
141-147 Queens Road

Telehone: 01603 633202



Album Cover Art Exhibition

25th November 2010

Off Beat Lounge Connection on Level 3 of the Centre Block – Main Hospital Street

Example of Album Art cover on displayFrom December to January Hospital Arts is delighted to be hosting limited edition prints of album covers from the Off Beat Lounge. Hospital Arts will gain a percentage from any purchase or hire of the prints on display. This will help keep the our Off Beat Connection alive and bring to you more album artworks!

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Remember any purchase or hire whist the artwork is displayed at the Hospital will also help many Hospital Arts Projects and to keep our Off Beat connection going!

Top image: Pulse by Pink Floyd
Signed by: Storm Thorgerson
Art by Storm Thorgerson
Limited edition giclée print using 6 colour pigment inks on Somerset enhanced 330gsm
Printed by Senecio, Oxford, UK
Signed and numbered in pencil by the artist

Bottom image: Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
Signed by: Storm Thorgerson
Art by Storm Thorgerson. Illustration by George Hardie. Produced by Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell (Hipgnosis)
Limited edition silkscreen in 12 colours on Somerset tub sized 310gsm
Printed by Coriander Studios, London
Signed and numbered in pencil by Storm Thorgerson

Closer look at Natural World

15th November 2010

ARTS Sally beaIn the theme of many of our current projects Hospital Arts is taking a closer at our natural world. Our latest exhibition on Level 1 of the Main Hospital Street reveals a vibrant and exciting venture into the natural world of little creatures and critters. Sally Gulbrandsen, born and raised in South Africa now lives and works in Norfolk. Sally’s intimate images of beetles, bugs and butterflies has caught the attention of our staff brining the spring into the Hospital during the cold months.

Sally writes “My photography is an expression of this world and in this exhibition I include some of the little creatures and critters I come across in nature. I was introduced to digital photography only a few years ago and more recently to macro photography. I have literally been bitten 'by the bug'. These little creatures have begun to play an important part in my life and in my photography. I try to bring out some of their character by capturing them 'in action'. This sometimes produces some unexpected results and more often than not brings a smile to my face”.

Delivery Suite Artworks

25th October 2010

ARTS jemma mickleburgh workJemma Mickleburgh has donated a series of artworks for the Delivery Suite. Jemma travelled many miles to create this beautiful series of flowers and blossoms such images can only be captured in the autumn months in Cornwall's Eaton Project.

Further of Jemma's works can be seen on her website


Hospital Arts Nature Watch

10th September 2010

ARTS nature watchHospital Arts is setting up a Nature Watch Group to find out more and learn about the different species that live on and around our green field site.

If you would like to join our group please email Emma Jarvis.


Time capsule for Cromer

27th August 2010

ARTS spirit of the skyA range of artwork celebrating the natural beauty of North Norfolk will be commissioned to complement the new Cromer and District Hospital in time for its opening in the autumn of 2012.

THE RACE is now on to find £100,000 charity funding for this unique Hospital Arts Project, with a variety evening planned for Cromer Pier on Saturday 19 March 2011 and an appeal to local businesses and individuals to support the project. “This is a fantastic opportunity to create a time capsule for Cromer, drawing on the history of the area to create artworks that will uplift and inspire patients and visitors”.

At Cromer we want to combine much-loved pieces that are part of the hospital’s heritage with a range of brand new artworks to complement the modern architecture and reflect the natural beauty of North Norfolk. The artworks will follow three main themes: sky, sea and land. It’s hoped that Norfolk artist Gary Breeze will provide a steel sculpture for the main entrance to celebrate the breadth and spirit of the sky. On the approach to the new entrance, a retaining wall shielding the refurbished Barclay and Davison wards will be decorated with a mural on the theme of the sea, while an inner courtyard will reflect the land and history of North Norfolk. Artists for these and other public areas have yet to be chosen and will be commissioned once funding is available. The £15 million project has been made possible by the generous legacies of Sagle Bernstein, who left £11.4 million to Cromer and District Hospital in 2001, and Phyllis Cox, who left £1.3 million in 2004.

The much loved portrait of Lady Battersea, one of Cromer and District Hospital’s original benefactors, has been restored for display in the new hospital alongside contemporary artworks including a sculpture by Gary Breeze to celebrate the spirit of the sky. One of Gary
’s recent commissions is pictured.

Look Out for our Hospital Arts Workshops

20th August 2010

These are open for all staff working on all Hospital sites!

Hidden Heroes

7th May 2010

The Hospital Arts Project would like to introduce you to our Serco workforce who contribute greatly to our work behind the scenes.

ARTS carpentersOur Serco Estates Team are often central to the progression of ideas into what can actually be seen and touched and often even felt. The Builders Workshop is headed by Supervisor Robbie Williams – the workshop team has been central to all of our commission and design based projects such as the Children's Outpatient department refurbishment and many others. From the significantly complex to the simplest of tasks this always give their special attention to the planning, implementation and maintenance of our “Arts ideas”.

Serco and Octagon our PFI partners promote and encourage this partnership and are proud that our people have so much to willingly give. Our Builders Workshop Team are; Ray Dear, Stephen Greaves, Russell Rookyard, Derek Groom and featured in the photograph from left to right; Gary Smith, Chris Taylor, Andy Palmer and Robbie Williams (Buildings Supervisor).

New Exhibition coming soon

20th April 2010

ARTS Midsummer DawnWe are looking forward to exhibiting a retrospective exhibition of prints by Laurie Rudling. Laurie will be exhibiting his work on the Main Hospital Street Level 2 during May, June and July.

ARTS Waterloo FarmLaurie writes ‘I take my inspiration from direct observation of the world and human influences upon it. I draw more from the realist rather than naturalist traditions and as such transform, transpose and synthesize in the search for the essential in any particular place. Some “places” indeed exist more in my mind than the world’ You can see more of Laurie’s work on his web site at For enquires for sales from this exhibition please contact Laurie directly.

Landscapes for Treatment Rooms

3rd March 2010

ARTS JDuckettPhotographer John Duckett, a member of the NNUH Trust’s Facilities Team, has provided a series of images for the Hospital. John is a professional photographer who specialises in open landscapes. John’s photographs will be seen soon in many Treatment Rooms located throughout the Hospital. You can see more of John’s photography at

New Look for Children's Area

19th February 2010

ARTS Child-ResusThe Accident and Emergency Children’s Resuscitation Area is soon to have a new makeover. The bay is due to be redecorated with artworks designed by Kate Green. The Department are delighted with funding provided by the Friends of the Norwich Hospitals.


Random Act of Kindness Week

11th February 2010

ARTS HeartThe Hospital Arts Project is proud to celebrate 'Random Acts of Kindness' week from February 15 – 21. Acts of Kindness have been shown to result in significant health benefits so this week we encourage everyone to be as generous as possible for absolutely no reason.

Accident and Emergency Children's Resuscitation Bay

3rd February 2010

ARTS DonkeysThe Children’s Resuscitation Bay in the Accident and Emergency Department is due to have a makeover with thanks to the Friends of the Norwich Hospitals. Artist Kate Green has designed new artworks in line with the overall beach theme which gives a unique identity for all of the Children’s Areas.

Will fits the bill

15th January 2010 

vodafoneThe Vodafone Foundation has generously funded a two month post for Will Williams through there Vodafone World of a Difference Programme. Will who has been volunteering for the Hospital Arts Project has now joined our team. Will is one of 39 winners who have been selected and the Hospital Arts Project is one of 15 Charities located in the Eastern Region to be funded through the World of a Difference Programme.

Projects Starts

9th November 2009

ARTS apple tree

Work is underway on Cringleford Ward. The scheme has been based on the works of Alfonse Mucha who was a leading artist of the Art Nouveau movement. Featured is a designed tree by Kate Green. Images by Alfonse Mucha himself have been donated by the Mucha Foundation and the Bridgeman Art Library in London.

Trees for Cringleford Ward

27th October 2009

Orange tree by Kate GreenThe Hospital Arts Project is carrying out extensive work on Cringleford Ward as part of Octagon and Serco’s programme of refurbishment. Local artist Kate Green has designed trees for the Ward which will compliment specially printed ceramic tiles with the work of Alfonse Mucha. These Works have been generously donated by the Mucha Foundation.

Local artist donates artwork

14th October 2009

Zheni WarnerThe Hospital Arts Project is receiving a very generous donation of an artwork by local artist Zheni Warner

Born in Bulgaria, Zheni Warner first came to England in her early 20's. She studied Fine Art Painting at Norwich School and has an extensive portfolio. Throughout Zheni’s career as an artist she has exhibited throughout the UK, including the Royal Academy and the Barbican Centre in London and the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts; in Rouen and Carcassonne in France and the National Gallery in Sofia. Her paintings are in private collections in Britain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Hong Kong and Australia and in public collections in Bulgaria and the UK.

New look for Cringleford Ward

28th September 2009

The Hospital Arts Project continues working with our PFI partners Octagon and Serco on the refurbishment programme. Our next project involves creating a new and fresh scheme for Cringleford Ward. The Mucha Foundation has generously both consented to Hospital Arts using images by Alfonse Mucha and will also provide these images. Mucha was a leading artist in the Art Neavou period which will be featured around the central nurses station hub of the ward.

Major Fundraising for New Project

28th September 2009

The Hospital Arts Project is about to embark on a major fundraising campaign for the installation of artworks into the Critical Care Complex and High Dependency Units. The schedule of works is yet to be released however fundraising needs to begin as early as possible!

Forthcoming Exhibitions

12th August 2009

This mans armySerco Facilities Team are currently carrying out the last of the refurbishment of our exhibition display cases located on the Main Hospital Street of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Local Pho
tographer Martin Figura is amongst our forthcoming exhibitors with his series 'Man's Army'. 'Man's Army' was created between 1992 and 1997 during his final five years in the Army. It was created as part of a residency in Horden Victory Club the residency and final exhibition was commissioned by the Side Gallery. 'Man's Army' has toured widely in the UK and Spain. Copies of the accompanying book for this exhibition can be purchased through the Hospital Arts Office.

Staff Workshops

Check out the Workshops section of this web site for forthcoming workshops!