MKUH Creative Resources: Temporary Exhibitions

These resources accompany temporary exhibitions on loan to MKUH, you will find information for conversation starters, links to educational resources and activity ideas, many of which can be adapted for bedside use to help everyone make the most of the displays. Exhibitions change on average every six months, so these resources will be refreshed.

Current Resources:
  • Linear Meditations audio resources (ADAU/Obstetric Ultrasound)
  • Emily Hett - colouring pages
  • Willie Robb - photography challenge
  • Mandala Art drawing pages & video tutorial
  • Browse our online art gallery and exhibition archives

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Image: Glacier Encounter by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, 1976. Part of the Linear Meditations exhibition from Paintings in Hospitals.

ADAU/Obstetric Ultrasound

Linear Meditations Wilhelmina Barns-Graham
Mindfulness Activities - Suitable for adults

The following resources were developed to accompany the artwork currently exhibited ADAU/Obstetric Ultrasound areas.  

︎︎︎ Introduction Panel/Instructions

︎  Mindfulness Practices


Not able to see the real thing? Our friends at Paintings in Hospitals have that covered too! You can see all of the artworks, complete with relaxing mindfulness audio via the following link:

You can find out more about Linear Meditations exhibition here.

Our partners and Paintings in Hospitals have also been putting together some art resources for you to use - you can find them on their website. There is a selection of activity worksheets and art activities. 



Colouring pages by Emily Hett: 

These colouring pages were kindly provided by Emily Hett – you can currently find an exhibition of Emily’s artworks on Level 2, near the children’s wards and learn more about her artworks here. Enjoyed these? Emily is also posting more resources on her website over the coming weeks:

Select image to download each page (thumbnails show close-up detail) Suitable for all ages.  ︎︎︎

Willie Robb Anchor Inn Cow and Swimmer 2012

Photography Challenge: 


Photographer Willie Robb currently has artworks on display at MKUH along the top corridor. Often autobiographical they reflect everyday life and fittingly look to create optimism and beauty from apparently insignificant surroundings.

Activity: Using any camera you have, take 5 photographs each day of things that were there before but you noticed or looked at differently today. It could be on your daily exercise or at home - a sign of hope in those insignificant surroundings, capture it in a photograph.
Share your photos with us on social media!

Mandala Art Drawing Pages

These activities have been developed to support an upcoming exhibition of Mandala art, but here’s a sneak preview to try for yourself...

︎ Video Tutorial to Watch

︎︎︎ Templates to download 

Temporary Exhibitions Information

Looking for information about an artist or exhibition you have seen at the hospital or intrigued to find out what's on next? Take a look at our temporary exhibition pages.

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Arts for Health Milton Keynes
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Milton Keynes Hospital
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Milton Keynes

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Arts for Health Milton Keynes is the working name of MK Arts for Health charity number 1107625  company number 0513769