Art

Hospital Rooms: 50ft artwork by Mark Titchner installed at Hauser & Wirth London

By James Quirk
August 08, 2022 01:53pm

Hospital Rooms is an arts and mental health charity that commissions extraordinary artworks for NHS mental health inpatient units across the UK.

In support of Hospital Rooms, Queen’s recently had the pleasure of installing a 15 metre long, text-based painting by Mark Titchner. The work, which forms part of the major new exhibition at Hauser & Wirth London, ‘Like there is hope and I can dream of another world’ is on from today through 14 September.

The piece, which will later be installed at the newly built mental health unit at the Rivers Centre in Norwich, is formed of 51 wooden panels and was painted on-site by artist Mark Titchner and a team of volunteers from COAT paint, Colart and Hospital Rooms. Creating the work on wooden panels has also meant that, unlike a mural, the work can be moved and repurposed as required.

In addition to this artwork by Mark Titchner, the exhibition also includes new artworks by Harold Offeh and Michelle Williams Gamaker that have been created in collaboration with people with lived experience of mental health services.

The exhibition will conclude with Hospital Rooms’ fourth annual auction on 14 September at Hauser & Wirth London, generating significant funds for a new art programme and series of artworks at the Rivers Centre, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. Works have been donated by artists including Amy Sherald, Chantal Joffe, Pipilotti Rist and Thomas J Price. Online bidding is open to all at Bonhams.com from 8 September.

To find out more about Hospital Rooms or to offer your support visit  www.hospital-rooms.com

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