A new contemporary art exhibition inspired by the former Bolingbroke Hospital will open to the public at Contemporary Applied Arts in central London W1T 1DD from 15th June until 21st July.

‘The Bolingbroke Hospital: A view backwards’ is a collaboration between Arts St George’s (formerly known as Arts for the Teaching and Healing Environment), St George’s Hospital Charity and Contemporary Applied Arts, and is free to enter.

Belinda Harwood, St George’s Art Director said: “Throughout its 128 year history, the Bolingbroke Hospital expanded and re-invented itself many times. It was independent-minded, dedicated to excellence and renowned for the dignity it showed to the older people in its care.

“During the 1980s staff and Friends of the Bolingbroke Hospital started a reminiscence programme. Diverse objects were used to trigger memories, and included music, photographs and household items, amongst others. These items eventually found their way to three artists, Julie Arkell, Penelope Batley and Shelly Goldsmith, who were then asked to create new work for this exciting exhibition.”

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The Bolingbroke Hospital: A view backwards’ – Contemporary Applied Arts, 2 Percy Street, London W1D 1DD from 15 June until 21 July. The nearest Underground stations are Goodge Street and Tottenham Court Road.

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