- Willis Newson in the press
- Timelapse from Truro
- CONNECT Website Live
- Recycled garden - Dolphin School Public Art Project
- Engineering art
- CONNECT Public Art Programme Launch
- Nottingham Family NHS project announced
- Healthcare Estates 2016
- The Question of Quality
- Creative and Credible in Arts & Health Journal
- Laura Ford sculpture installed at Southmead Hospital Bristol
- Installation in Ipswich
- Macmillan Brighton artwork installed
- Thames Lodge highly commended by European Healthcare Design Awards 2016
- European Healthcare Design 2016
- Healthcare Design & Management Magazine
- Bristol Royal Infirmary facade almost complete
- News Archive
Art for new hospital buildings in Brighton
Major public art strategy for Brighton-based hospital
Alive! Evaluation Film
Evaluation of art activities for older patients
Arts in Health Conference & Showcase - Feb 2016
Willis Newson speaking at the first national Arts in Health Confernce at the Southbank Centre, London on 5th Feb 2016.
Finalists for Surface Design Awards 2016
Willis Newson project for University Hospitals Bristol is finalist for Surface Design Awards 2016
BBH Awards 2015
Building Better Healthcare Awards 2015
Spaces for Dementia Project
Art, interior design and creativity improve patient experience
Festival surprises boost people's day
Southmead Hospital came to life in October with the two day Fresh Arts Festival delighting patients, staff and visitors.
Green Sky Thinking
Breakfast event for Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Innovative sculpture solves practical issues for Bristol Royal Infirmary
Community engagement shapes hospital project
Thousands of local people have responded to a call-out by award-winning photographer Simon Roberts to help create work for University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trusts new ward block
Southmead Hospital's public art film
Film explores the role that art plays in the new Southmead Hospital Bristol
Fresh Arts Festival 2015
Artists, musicians, dancers and choirs will join patients, staff and visitors at Southmead Hospital Bristol during the 2-day Fresh Arts Festival
Design in Mental Health conference
Jane Willis will be presenting at the Design in Mental Health conference in May 2016
Elgar House to get new artworks
Willis Newson are working with North Bristol NHS Trust on making Southmead Hospital Bristol more dementia friendly, starting with rehabilitation unit Elgar House.
A Better Place To Be
The public art programme integrated into the new Southmead Hospital Bristol shows how involving high calibre artists working alongside the hospital community can create therapeutic environments which improve the wellbeing of patients, staff and visitors.
Artists appointed to Bristol hospitals project
Recent appointments for arts commissions accompanying redevelopment and new building at some of Bristol's central hospitals include Studioweave and Morag Myerscough.
Work begins on art for Tameside Macmillan Unit
Artist appointed for Macmillan Tameside Unit creating work inspired by walking
What does creativity mean to you? Artists respond
What concept or thing would make you more creative? We asked some of the artists with whom we work - and our team - about creativity.
Creative & Credible
A free resource for Arts & Health Evaluation
Throughout 2012 we have been asking ourselves what creativity means to us, and how we, as individuals, can be more creative and use this creativity for the benefit of others.
Creative and credible evaluation training
Jane Willis leads training on Creative and credible approaches to evaluation and documentation, designed for arts and health practitioners.
Fresh Arts Festival
The Fresh Arts festival celebrates the opening of the Brunel building at Southmead Hospital Bristol
What makes you feel well?
In the midst of everything, what makes you feel well? Artists Davis & Jones asked this question of the people they met in and around Frenchay and Southmead hospitals in summer 2011.
Backing the stars of tomorrow
Studio Weave have been awarded the International Emerging Architecture Award by Architecture Review this month
Woolverstone Macmillan Centre Ipswich
A creative workshop session with cancer patients.
Call for designer to create visual identity for new shared workspace in Stokes Croft
dOCUMENTA (13): Thoughts
We visited dOCUMENTA in July. Provocative and inspirational - here are some thoughts on what we saw.
Vinyl treatments create 'meadow forest' feel
Artist Marion Brandis' recent vinyl installations for Macmillan at Northampton General Hospital create a meadow feel for patients
Veil: A new face for the Bristol Royal Infirmary
It’s always exciting to see how a project will turn out, but one which I am particularly excited about is the redesign of the facade of the Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI) by internationally acclaimed architects Nieto Sobejano
Building a framework for curiosity
An interview with the three people behind Willis Newson's new evaluation service. Why do they feel it's so important and unique?
A personal experience of art in hospitals
The Bristol Arts and Health Forum Creative Networking sessions are evening events open to all arts and health practitioners, artists, and health and social care professionals in Bristol.
What did the students say?
Students have just completed our first Master's level module in Evaluating Arts in Health Initiatives, jointly taught with UWE. What did they say about it?
Commission for Dolphin School
CCANW is pleased to be working with consultants Willis Newson to appoint an artist to design and create an outdoor roof garden for a new primary school in Bristol.
Anatomy for life
Raising awareness for Organ Donation through art
2014 Arts and Health Training Courses
Willis Newson have launched a range of professional development courses to start in 2014
Focus on creativity
The Willis Newson team is being taken through its creative paces by an award-winning artist during a retreat in Wales this week.
Light Box: Evaluation 'changed people's perceptions'
Light Box has now published its evaluation report of a series of Happiness Workshops run in 2011.
Take a risk. Dance. Sing
Our Christmas message for 2011 takes the form of a poem.
The Napkin Project: Inspiring creativity
When is a napkin not a napkin? When it’s something to keep your hands busy. Or a bag. Or a hat. Or an aide-memoire. Intrigued?
How we are using creativity and craft to tackle dementia... one stitch at a time
It gave us a boost to see The Napkin Project featured in the Guardian Online Culture Blog and Arts Council England News this month after 120 embroidered napkins were donated to Brunelcare’s newest dementia care home in November.
Guy's Cancer Day Unit wins BBH Award
Artwork at Guy's Hospital Cancer Day Unit has won this year's BBH Award for Best Use of Visual Art.
Creativity: it really does work!
This week I was reminded of how important creativity is for all of us and how the tiniest dose can have a huge impact.
Evaluating Arts on Prescription
We presented our evaluation of Milton Keynes Arts for Health Arts on Prescription project at a celebratory Sharing Day on the 23rd May.
Football, a tented city and making builders happy
Find out about artists' Davis and Jones public engagement arts programme for Junction 3 - a new mixed-use development in Bristol.
BHOC shortlisted for BBH Awards
The art programme Willis Newson devised for the refurbishment of Bristol's Haematology & Oncology Centre shortlisted for the BBH Awards.
New designs for an ambitious city
How can we harness our ambitions to build better and healthier places? A necessary element of creativity is the readiness to ask ambitious and difficult questions of ourselves, like this one.
Patients and staff create art for new cancer unit
The art in Hereford's new cancer care unit includes donated prints from artist and cancer patient Jean Miller and glass pieces created in workshops by patients and staff.
Artists appointed to Brighton 3Ts project
Five artists have been commissioned to work on the redevelopment of the Royal Sussex County Hospital.
Architect or artist?
Jane Willis and Je Ahn of Studio Weave will be discussing ways in which the roles of the artist and architect can sometimes be intentionally - and inspirationally - blurred.
New arts in health short courses at UWE
Willis Newson and UWE are partnering to provide two new arts in health courses for 2011/12
Introducing the Library of Ideas
An everyday but extraordinary collection of objects, the Library of Ideas forms a portrait of the rich community surrounding its home in the new Library and Learning Centre at Junction 3.
A change of scenery on every floor
A major regeneration project on Bristol's Haematology & Oncology Centre has included an arts programme developed by Willis Newson.
There's a real buzz of excitement in Bristol and the South-West around the programme for the International Culture, Health and Wellbeing Conference.
What now for art in the public realm?
The second Wide Open Space conference of 2011 explores this issue and others. Speakers include Minister of State Oliver Letwin.
Helping to evaluate Happiness
We are pleased to be working with Light Box on the Happiness Project, helping them to develop methods of evaluating their practice.
Art programme for Southmead Hospital takes shape
The public art programme for the new Southmead Hospital is really beginning to take shape...
New artwork inspired by children
Artwork by Seamus Staunton, developed and inspired by practical workshops with local children, has just been installed at the Children’s Hearing Centre at St Michael’s Hospital, Bristol.
Art creates 'sanctuary' in new Women's Centre
Willis Newson commissioned photographer Dominic Pote to create artwork for Gloucestershire Royal Hospital's new Women's Centre.
Healthy Communities, Sustainable Places
How can the arts be used to give better chances in life and better health? The Healthy Communities, Sustainable Places conference explored this question.
Willis Newson seeks to appoint an Administrator
Could you join the Willis Newson team?
Arts strategy to help transform Brighton hospital
We are working with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust to develop an integrated art strategy for the re-development of a Brighton hospital.
Three architects shortlisted in BRI facade design competition
The three concepts shortlisted for the proposed redesign of the facade of the Bristol Royal Infirmary have been announced.
Design competition to transform BRI facade
Willis Newson is managing an international design competition that will transform the facade of the Bristol Royal Infirmary.
Training for performers at Guy's and St Thomas'
Willis Newson worked with Guy's and St Thomas' to provide guidance and training for performers.
Willis Newson collaborating on training sessions
Willis Newson working with Creative Leicestershire and Beauty and Utility Arts on training for artists working in healthcare.
Willis Newson wins RSPH Arts and Health Award
The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has awarded us its 2010 award for ‘outstanding contributions to arts and health practice and research’ for our work on the Reach initiative.
New public artwork for Bristol's Chesterfield Hospital
Nuffield Health commission artist Frank Benson and are developing a Photographic Bursary to benefit local young artists.
Artists recruited for new Southmead Hospital
Internationally acclaimed and local artists will be appointed to deliver art commissions for the new £430m Southmead Private Finance Initiative (PFI) development in Bristol.
Celebrating ten years of Willis Newson
In 2012 Willis Newson celebrated its tenth anniversary. We put a book together to showcase some of what we've achieved.
New Evaluation and Research Lead appointed
Megan Attwood joined us in September as our Evaluation and Research Lead, the result of our Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the University of the West of England.
Public art and health buildings guidance and advice
The result of our recent work with ixia, the public art think-tank, has recently been published.
Mapping arts and health in Bristol
Willis Newson, in partnership with Bristol City Council and NHS Bristol, is mapping the breadth and scope of arts and health activity across the city of Bristol.
Willis Newson and UWE create new role
Willis Newson, in partnership with the University of the West of England (UWE), is recruiting for the new role of Evaluation and Research Lead.
Community is the focus in Clevedon
The local community will be at the heart of the arts strategy Willis Newson is developing with NHS North Somerset and David Kent Architects for the new Clevedon Community Hospital.
Enhancing the mental healthcare environment
A paper about a Willis Newson arts in mental health project, Moving On, featured in April 2010's 'Design and Health Scientific Review'.
REACH final learning event
The REACH projects in Bristol, Devon, Dorset and Somerset have involved 18 health, arts and community organisations in partnership working to deliver on key public health priorities.
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital's 'Utopia'
Artists Heinrich and Palmer have designed three intriguing new artworks around the theme of Utopia for the newly-refurbished Department of Critical Care at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.
Integrate early, delegates told
Delegates explored the process of commissioning public art in healthcare at a recent seminar delivered by Willis Newson in partnership with ixia.
Green light for Southmead Hospital
North Bristol NHS Trust and PFI developers Carillion have signed the contract for construction of Bristol’s new £430million super hospital.
Willis Newson wins Building Better Health Award
New specialist cardiac care hospital in Bristol won Building Better Healthcare’s 2009 Award for the Best Use of Visual Art in Healthcare.