Simon Roberts  Bristol Royal Infirmary Commission

Bristol Royal Infirmary Commission

Photograph: The Holker family, Ashley Vale Allotments, Bristol © Simon Roberts

Simon Roberts is creating a new body of work reflecting Bristol’s culture, landscape/urbanscape and history, including how these relate to Bristol’s hospitals. This work will form part of the arts programme for a redevelopment of the Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI) for University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, which features both refurbishment and new building.

For this project, he will engage with both the hospital and local community and collaborate with cultural partners, including M-shed, Artshine and Ffotogallery. It is due to be completed by August 2014 to fit in with the opening of a new ward block as part of the redevelopment.

This commission has been funded by Above & Beyond, the Trust’s charitable fund, which is funding artworks to create a nicer environment for staff and patients in key patient and public areas across the development.

More information on the commission can be found here.

  • Great commission, I did one last year for Tees and Esk Valley NHS Trust for their newly built mental health unit – I went back afterwards when the patients had moved in, job satisfaction 100%… it was brilliant! Tessa X

  • Brian Steptoe

    Great commission. I notice she is doing the allotment work, he is baby minding. Keep up the good work. Brian.