Current Temporary Exhibitions


April 2023 - Ongoing

Image: Just to Fill the Space 1-4 (2022), Sharon Paulger. Screen prints on cardboard and reclaimed wood 50 x 50cm.


Green Zone, cook-chill entrance exhibition space.
April -September 2023

A series of screen prints on cardboard and reclaimed wood.

“I tend to work intuitively and experimentally. Time and screen printing are the mediums I use most. The ritualistic way I work, repeating things and sometimes with constraints gives the suggestion of the progression of time in my work. Enjoyment in the creative process is a very important part of my work. I get distracted and change direction often. My focus constantly shifts between the intentional and the incidental. I make stuff and then I edit it, cutting it up and saving the bits I like best.

I am determined not to be precious about any of it. There is a particular aesthetic to my work through the use of colour and materials. I am vegan and where possible use vegan materials. I recycle, reclaim and reuse materials as I try to minimise my impact on the environment. I have always been attracted to bright colours. The flat bold shapes of colour I get when screen printing are very satisfying. ” [Sharon Paulger]

Paulger’s artworks also take account of the hospital setting in which they are displayed.

First encounters with artwork in the hosptial environment are often unexpected. Whilst many passers-by don’t have the luxury of dwell time, they do make repeat visits - and in these brief moments the artworks can become so much more. Across vast labyrinths of hospital corridors, artworks can soothe and soften the clinical environment, provide way markers and conversation points - the opportunity to briefly pause and reset.

We hope that at first these artworks grab your attention. Before pulling you in to decipher the text and the subtle differences in each print - and consideration for the thought and care behind the process of hand-printing each image. In turn, we also hope another artwork also grabs your attention today realising that they really do say far more than the title suggests.

︎ About the Artist 

Milton Keynes based artist, Sharon Paulger, recently completed an MA Fine Art: Digital with the University of the Arts London after a career in arts management, including as previous Director of Arts for Health MK. Her vibrant artworks take a mixed media approach focusing on the use of sustainable materials. Recurrent themes within Paulger’s practice include using artistic processes to articulate health and wellbeing contexts.

 Artworks in this exhibition are for sale, please email for further details.

All images courtesy of the artist.

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Did you know? Many of the Artworks in our temporary exhibitions are for sale; at least 25% from artwork sales goes directly to Arts for Health MK and helps to fund exhibitions by emerging and established artists at Milton Keynes University Hospital; look after the Hospital’s collection and fund health and wellbeing focused arts projects in the local community. To enquire, please contact:

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