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‘Rooted in the Landscape’

​August 4 - January 5 2019


Marc Quinn, Garden² (no.3), 2000. 
Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London. © Marc Quinn

We are delighted to host Rooted in the Landscape, a new touring exhibition from Paintings in Hospitals in collaboration with the Arts Council Collection. The exhibition features works by artists such as Andy Goldsworthy, Marc Quinn, Keith Vaughan and Turner Prize-nominated Janice Kerbel.

The show is specifically designed for healthcare settings and to enhance patients’ access to art normally only reachable through major art museums and galleries.
Through painting, photography and printmaking, Rooted in the Landscape explores our relationship with the environment and asks us to think about how it influences our health and wellbeing.

Rooted in the Landscape is touring hospitals across the South West of England.

70 Years of the NHS 1948 - 2018

June 16 - July 23

Our National Health Service is turning 70 on 5 July 2018 and at Dorset County Hospital we are celebrating the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, appreciating the vital role the service plays in our lives, and recognising and thanking the extraordinary NHS staff – the everyday heroes – who are there to guide, support and care for us, day in, day out.

Dorset County Hospital: 175 Years of Rural Healthcare
As part of our celebrations we are showing again an exhibition charting the history of Dorset County Hospital over the past 175 years, showing how it evolved from a charitable institution established in 1840 by local dignitaries to the contemporary NHS hospital we know today.

175 Years of Rural Healthcare: A book by Mark Collyer 
Find out when the matron’s weekly beer ration was stopped, which Dorset doctor operated on King Edward VII, who was the first person to arrive at the hospital by air ambulance and why the hospital didn’t often run out of eggs in wartime. A fascinating history of Dorset County Hospital by local historian Mark Collyer. Full colour paperback, 69pp. Price £6.95 plus £2.50 postage and packaging. Please send a cheque to Arts in Hospital, Trust HQ, Williams Ave, Dorchester DT1 2JY, made payable to “DCH Charitable Fund”) as well as your name and address for delivery. 
175 Years of Rural Healthcare is a Heritage Lottery Fund and Dorset County Hospital Charity funded project with the Dorset History Centre and Dorchester Museum. 

2019 Exhibitions    

Dorchester Camera Club

January 14 - April 27

Image Credit: Helen Jones

Arts in Hospital are delighted to host an eclectic photography exhibition by friends at Dorchester Camera Club. A show celebrating the amazing skill and breadth of local talent behind the lens around these parts: the club was founded in 1936 by a group of local enthusiasts headed by the respected surgeon, Dr. Russell Stevens and has since grown to a membership of over one hundred.


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