Art for Life

Art for Life has been delivering the arts programme at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, since 1993, working with artists, staff and service users to enhance the experience of those spending time in hospital, using the arts to create high quality, distinctive, welcoming, appropriate and sensitively considered environments that support and inspire both patients, carers, visitors and staff. 

We have integrated and embedded high quality artworks throughout the Hospital through a programme of artists commissions, partnership projects with local and regional organisations, an ongoing annual exhibition programme for our two exhibition spaces and managing our collection of over 500 loaned, donated and purchased permanent artworks. We have engaged patients, visitors and staff in a broad range of arts participation; creative workshops and live music sessions to help relieve stress and anxiety, contribute to the healing process and raise awareness and understanding of health issues. We are involved in the Hospital's Environment and Design Committee, supporting all major and minor projects as well as long term strategic masterplanning for the site, developing the Interior Design Strategy and the Landscape Strategy for our outdoor spaces

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Opening hours

Our exhibitions are accessible 24 hours day, 365 days a year

Address

Musgrove Park Hospital
Taunton
Somerset TA1 5DA

01823 342488
[email protected]
http://www.artforlife.nhs.uk/

Art for Life

What's on

Jon England: Hour Hands

Market House Museum, 32 Swain St, Watchet TA23 0AD

Wednesday 27 March 2019 – Friday 08 November 2019

The Art of the Potter: Somerset Slipware

Somerset Rural Life Museum, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DB

Tuesday 02 July 2019 – Saturday 09 November 2019

Where Function Ends: Responses to the Architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens

Hestercombe Gallery, Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton TA2 6LQ

Sunday 14 July 2019 – Sunday 27 October 2019

LISTEN: Satsymph, Walking Memories Sound Walk

around Frome: start at Black Swan Arts, 2 Bridge Street, Frome BA11 1BB

Saturday 03 August 2019 – Friday 02 August 2024

Visual Arts South West

Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.

Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network

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