Bristol Royal Infirmary

A commission from University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust to make a series of photographs that would help bring a sense of identity to acute inpatient departments within a major new hospital building in Bristol, UK.

The final installed artworks explore the relationship that people living in the Bristol and South West have with their landscape, landmarks and pastimes, whilst depicting the multi-cultural and social diversity of the region. They were installed across seven floors within new adult ward block and emergency department of the Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI) hospital and were intended to enrich the hospital environment for patients and staff.

The photographs were made in collaboration with hospital staff, the local community, and cultural partners including M Shed, the Bristol Records Office and Artshine.

The project was commissioned by local hospitals’ charity Above & Beyond, and produced by Willis Newson.


Detailed description of the final works (pdf)