FUSION ‘Where Two Minds Collide’


Image ‘Artist Judges Gavin Turk and Cedric Christie with Bath Spa University Exhibition Co-ordinator Fiona Costelloe’

Famous British Artists Gavin Turk and Cedric Christie made a very special visit to the Royal United Hospital recently to judge student proposals for a brand new exhibition that will be launched at the RUH this summer.

Fusion ‘Where two minds collide’ is an exciting collaboration between the Royal United Hospital and Bath Spa University. Arts in Health is a growing and vibrant public sector and this exhibition gives students a chance to show their work in a hospital that has a footfall of 500,000 patients, staff and visitors per year. The judging panel also included Dr Mike Osborn, Consultant Macmillan Clinical Psychologist and Head of Capital Projects and Chair of the Arts Strategy Group, Steve Boxall.

A total of 29 submissions were selected for the exhibition. Students were invited across all disciplines Arts, Science, Education, Drama, Music, Creative writing etc. to submit their work in response to healthcare and well-being. The RUH Arts Charity, Art at the Heart were keen to encourage a multidisciplinary response and promote a wide range of interpretations to the brief, however the work needed to fulfil the hospital’s remit of enhancing the environment for the benefit of patients, staff and visitors.

“It is widely recognised that the arts have a key role to play in delivering an improved

Patient environment” and Fusion is set to be a visually stimulating and unique exhibition this summer with a collection of 2D and 3D works on display in the corridors, waiting areas and courtyards.

Fusion will be open to the public from the 24th July 2015 -16th October 2015 and Art at the Heart would like to thank Minuteman Press Bath for kindly sponsoring the print material which will go a long way in promoting this Bath Spa University exhibition.

Our Mission: To support the Royal United Hospital with an innovative arts programme that stimulates healing and well-being and creates an uplifting environment for all who visit the hospital or work in it.

For further information please contact: 

Hetty Dupays, Arts Programme Manager   hetty.dupays@nhs.net
Jessica Shoemack, Marketing Assistant                jessicashoemack@nhs.net

T: 01225 824987
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