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Gems from our collection

Gems from the Arts collection

Enjoy some of rb&hArts collection gorgeous gems currently on display on the third floor at Royal Brompton Hospital and the Re-Beat gallery in Harefield. 

Scrub Life by Harriet Riddell - In Stitch You

Royal Brompton Sydney Street Coffee Shop

24 August to 4 October 2016

Scrub Life by Harriet Riddell

Harriet Riddell has visited staff and patients areas at Royal Brompton Hospital, engaging in conversations, and observing the life around her. The outcome of her residency is a series of stitched artworks on hospital scrubs that will be exhibited at Royal Brompton.


Harriet Riddell will be stitching portraits on demand from Harefield on 22 August and at Royal Brompton on 23 and 24 August to promote her exhibition. 

Book a portrait for yourself, a loved one or your team. They cost £50 only and are really beautiful! Book now by emailing arts@rbht.nhs.uk. Portraits will be exhibited and can be collected at the end of the exhibitions.


Harriet Riddell is a performance mixed-media artist specialising in observational drawings in stitch. Her artwork responds to and interprets the transient world on to a permanent tapestry. Harriet encourages interaction; experimenting with the location.

Find out more about Harriet Riddell and In Stitch You

You're so lovely by M.M. Kizi

Harefield Hungry Hare and ReBeat galleries from 22 August until October 2016

Still I like you by M.M. Kizi
Still I like you by M.M. Kizi

M.M. Kizi was one of the participating artists for the Secret Rose auction. Her pictures explore narratives that connect the seen, the sensed and the dreamed. We will be exhibiting the of her themes: 

  • Twotions: Tweeted notions. These are visual whims – flights of fancy the artist posts daily on twitter. 
  • CHUWS: Chronicles of an unreliable woanderer (the word woanderer references the physical wandering and the mental wondering together at the same time). CHUWS are images made from mixing up news items of the day- thereby unreliably chronicling.
  • PIFS: pictures inspired by films- Artists from Warhol to Wylie enjoy film as an inspirational source of material. 

To mark the launch of her exhibition 'You're So Lovely' in Harefield, the artist will visit the hospital and speak to patients, drawing their story in one small picture, a sort of secular ex-voto. 

Find out more about M.M. Kizi and her work.

Island Collaborations by Kate Hughes

Island Collaborations by Kate Hughes

Chelsea Old Town Hall gallery 

1st Floor, Chelsea Old Town Hall 
Kings Road

London SW3 5EE

26 September to 3 October 2016

Island Collaborations explores the life of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients on Foulis Ward and how cross-infection rules affect that experience.
Artist Kate Hughes has been asking CF patients to take photos of their room during their stay. From these, she has created drawings and short films which she has posted on a blog.

Island Collaborations blog

Email arts@rbht.nhs.uk to attend the private view at Chelsea Town Hall.

The exhibition will also be at Royal Brompton Foulis Ward, Fulham Wing and Sydney Street Coffee Shop  in October , followed by the Re-Beat Gallery in Harefield in November.

The project was made possible with funding from Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

Jennie Ing 


The Bistro, behind Fulham Wing, Royal Brompton Hospital


National Gallery | Jennie Ing
National Gallery | Jennie Ing

Jennie’s work is inspired by an interest in architecture, a fascination with the way space is taken up in our cities and what it is that gives a place its identity. This, combined with her love of the patterns, repetitions and colours found in the built environment, lead to her colourful layered linocut prints. Much of her work is of London’s iconic buildings, but some is of lesser known views and of landmark buildings in other cities.
She works in relief print, using the reduction method to achieve her layers of bold colour.  This involves printing each colour separately, with the successive cutting away of areas from the surface of a flat block of lino, inking the remaining area and printing from this onto paper, continuing until the finished print is achieved. All of this is done by hand, with the printing taking place on her Victorian albion press. With the reduction block there is no going back and the whole edition must be finished at the same time. 
She is a member of Greenwich Printmakers, Southbank Printmakers and the Fountain Gallery at Hampton Court, and shows work at various galleries and art fairs including The Battersea Affordable Art Fair, The Landmark Arts Centre Art Fair, the Urban Art Fair in Brixton and the Brighton Art Fair. She has work in collections at Johnson Matthey’s London office, BNY Mellon (Brentwood) and the London Councils office, as well as having work in other collections in both the UK and abroad. Recently Blue Island Press published a range of her cards which are now being sold in central London Paperchase stores. 

Find out more about Jennie Ing's work.

All of the artworks in our changing exhibition programme are available to buy. Each sale includes a 30 per cent donation towards rb&hArts to support our ongoing arts programme for patients and staff. To buy a piece of artwork please contact arts@rbht.nhs.uk


Eva Edery - Cabinet of Curiosities


The Hungry Hare and Cherry Tree Stairwell, Harefield Hospital


Eva Edery

Find Eva Edery's fused glass art works at Harefield Hospital in the Cherry Tree/Fir Tree stairwell.


Eva's work is a fusion of glass-work and painting, creating bowls, trays, jewellery and framed works of art.  Eva is a self-taught artist who caters for all types of commissions and has just created a series of fused glass wall art for the Chapel of Rest at Harefield Hospital. Eva is also a member of the Contemporary Glass Society. 

All of the artworks in our changing exhibition programme are available to buy. Each sale includes a 30 per cent donation towards rb&hArts to support our ongoing arts programme for patients and staff. To be a piece of art please email arts@rbht.nhs.uk


Oliver Knott - 1000 Cranes for CF


Main foyer - Royal Brompton Hospital

1000 Cranes
1000 Cranes by Oliver Knott

A thousand origami cranes or 'Senbazuru' is conidered a powerful benevolent charm and is often associated with prosperity, long life and recovery from illness. Japanese legend states that if you fold a thousand origami cranes in one year your wish will be granted.

'When I folded my 1000 cranes I wished for a cure for cystic fibrosis. I was inspired by my friend Kate, who has lived with cystic fibroisis all her life, but her double lung transplant at Harefield means she still has time to smile!

"The process of folding the cranes and hand-sewing them to the mobile was time consuming, but I am pleased with the results and hope to use the mobile to raise awareness of cystic fibrosis.'

Find our more about Oliver Knott's project.

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