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About Us

Willis Newson is one of the UK’s leading arts and health consultancies. We use art to create positive, welcoming and engaging health & social care environments. 

We are passionate about the power of art to change cultures, improve environments and connect communities.

With years of experience working in the Arts & Health sector we can bring a wide range of skills to your projects, including:

Project management

We manage projects from conception to installation, integrating art into the design of large capital developments as well as smaller refurbishment projects in hospitals, care homes and health centres. We are committed to delivering projects of the highest calibre and have an excellent track record in collaborating with architects, developers, contractors, and local stakeholders.

Strategic Approach

Our skilled team can bring a joined-up cohesion to your projects, from bringing patient views into new developments through to ensuring an integrated approach to art and architecture.

Art for healthcare knowledge

We have particular expertise in the field of public art commissioning, along with experience of using art to create caring environments for; children and young people, older patients, cancer care, mental health, residential dementia care and more.

Creative consultation & engagement

We build creative approaches to engagement and can offer workshops, drop-in sessions, open days and other events in order to ensure the art and design has relevance and meaning for staff, patients and local communities. 

Delivering results

Through an inclusive, solution-based approach to art and design your patient environments will support compliance with NHS and CQC guidance, BREEAM, the NHS Friends and Family Test and the 15 step challenge. 

Established in 2001, we are based in Bristol and work across the UK.

Read about our latest projects and discover more about our work via our Arts and Health project page.


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"The art looks fantastic - the whole office were absolutely stunned and thought it was the best integrated arts project they had seen."

Claudia Bloom
Avanti Architects