Image: Eye of the Storm by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham. Part of the Linear Meditations exhibition from Paintings in Hospitals.

New art exhibition from paintings in hospitals supports patients and staff at Milton Keynes University Hospital

November 2019

Arts for Health Milton Keynes are delighted to host Linear Meditations, a new mindful hospital exhibition featuring the works of influential British abstract artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham from Paintings in Hospitals in partnership with Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust and emerging curator Briana Oliver.  The artworks are currently on display across the Antenatal Day Assessment Unit and Obstetric Ultrasound area at Milton Keynes University Hospital.

Linear Meditations dives into the representations of water made by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham in her drawings, paintings and etchings between 1975-2002. Capturing water in a variety of forms, from glaciers to seascapes, the exhibition explores the power of water to both calm and captivate.

The exhibition has been specifically designed with care settings in mind, to enhance the care environment and improve patient and staff wellbeing. To help patients and staff engage with the display, the exhibition has a series of practical mindfulness exercises.

Paintings in Hospitals mission is to use art to inspire better health and wellbeing across the UK. Through their art collection and art activities, Paintings in Hospitals helps to create care spaces that encourage, enrich and empower millions of people every year. Find out more at:

Find out more information about Linear Meditations and other temporary exhibitions around the Milton Keynes University Hospital on our temporary exhibitions pages.

Arts for Health Milton Keynes
Facilities Directorate
Milton Keynes Hospital
Standing Way
Milton Keynes
01908 996125

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