St George’s Hospital Charity Welcomes Three New Resident Artists

11 April 2022
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We are working with three professional artists who will collaborate with patients, staff and visitors to bring arts and creativity to the hospital.


Coming to St George's Hospital three days a week (one day each) the Resident Artists will plan and lead high-quality creative sessions with patients, their families and staff, helping improve the experience of being in hospital, delivering sessions in public spaces, outpatient clinics and inpatient wards encouraging people to take part.

The Charity is delighted to announce the selected are; Anjelica Cleaver (jazz multi-instrumentalist), Joshua Bilton (visual arts & storytelling) and Rachel Rothwell (visual arts). Each artist has been chosen on reflection of their ability to adapt and develop their artistic excellence for the unique healthcare setting, sharing innovative ideas for working collaboratively with our hospital community. As a cohort, the Resident Artists represent a range of experiences and cultural backgrounds.

Speaking of their involvement in the initiative, the artists noted:

Jelly Cleaver said: "I'm really excited to become a St George's Resident Artist. It's a fantastic team to be working with and I'm looking forward to bringing music, workshops and some joy to the hospital."

Joshua Bilton said: "I’m really excited to be working as a resident artist at St George’s Hospital Charity to grow my interest in art and wellbeing within a healthcare setting.” 

Rachel Rothwell said: “I'm delighted to be a resident artist here at St George's and get to know the community here. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone and bringing a little joy and creativity to the hospital experience!”

More information on each of the artists can be found here.

Please keep an eye out for updates on the work of the Resident Artists, as the initiative progresses over the coming months.

Arts St George’s is the Arts Programme for St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is part of St George’s Hospital Charity. For more information on the Arts St George’s Programme, please see here.

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