Roar! New artwork for children’s imaging department is a hit

05 Aug 2016

The new artwork, commissioned by Vital Arts with our funding, was officially launched last night at The Royal London’s Children’s Imaging Department.

Some of the new artwork at The Royal London Hospital Some of the new artwork at The Royal London Hospital Some of the new artwork at The Royal London Hospital

The work is titled Kaleidoscopic Reflections and is largely based around x-ray images of bones; it was undertaken by contemporary cult classic jewellery designers Tatty Devine.

Art is proven to help children in hospital by distracting or positively engaging the patients at a time that could be daunting – also helping parents and the hospital staff.

Now, corridors, waiting areas, walls and even some of the equipment have been given a wonderfully colourful makeover – including a large dinosaur across one of the corridor’s walls.

Martin Shute, Lead Paediatric Radiographer at Barts Health NHS Trust, said: “We’re very pleased – as are children and their parents, judging by their comments such as ‘wow’ and ‘amazing’.

“The large dinosaur is a big hit and can be used to engage the children in conversation, which is critical in the face of our high-tech – and somewhat frightening – equipment.”

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