Current Exhibitions

ArtCare exhibitions help to create a friendly hospital environment and an opportunity for artists to display their pictures in a lively public space. 30% commission is taken on all sales, which helps fund the art service. All exhibitions are free to view.

EXHIBITION OPENING TIMES: Main corridor exhibitions are open at anytime. Exhibitions on side corridors (Level 3 Medical Surgical, Endoscopy and Plastic Surgery) are only open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Catalogues can be picked up from the holders alongside the exhibition. For more information or to make a purchase from an exhibition please contact Exhibitions Organiser, Lesley Meaker on ext. 4884. Payment can be made by cheque or debit/credit card. Arrangements can also be made for a short guided tour, please telephone to book.


23rd March - 19th Apr 2018
Level 3 & 4 main corridors & Medical Surgical Outpatients corridor, Salisbury District Hospital

Painting of sunflowers by Pat White

Artlink exhibition brings some much needed spring colour for staff and patients to enjoy. Artlink is a group of amateur lady artists who live in and around the New Forest and get together once a week at Ibsley Village Hall to paint. The group was formed 19 years ago by some botanical artists who used to meet at Hyde Memorial Hall. Over the years it has evolved to now include artists painting in different styles and using a variety of media. Artlink also organise occasional workshops led by an invited professional artist and holds an annual exhibition in August as part of Hampshire Open Studios.


From 13th Mar to 20th May 2018
Level 3 Plastic Surgery Outpatients corridor, Salisbury District Hospital

'A Hero is different to the norm', painting of artist aged 3-4yrs, by Lydia Miller

Burgate A level art students have explored what ‘hero’ means to them and have created this thought-provoking exhibition, examining the heroes in their lives. Taking part in the project is part of the students’ overall syllabus for their qualification. Burgate have worked with us for more than 9 years. Working with local young people in this way allows us to learn from our community. The imagination displayed inspires new and fresh ideas in this organisation.

Download Heroes catalogue with background information from all the exhibiting artists on the inspiration and influences behind their artworks

The quality of the work is a direct reflection on the commitment of the Art Department at Burgate who have made it possible to combine a live project with a complex A level syllabus. We are very grateful to both the students and staff for all their time and effort in bringing this project to life.

Autumn Sculpture

From September 2017
Patio courtyard, Level 4, SDH North

Autumn berries and leaves installation made by ArtCare from recycled materials

Made entirely from recycling other materials ArtCare's seasonal installation of berries and autumn leaves brightens up the patio courtyard on Level 4.


Pembroke/ Elderly Care courtyard, Level 2, Phase II building

Echo by Charlotte Moreton

Echo has been loaned to ArtCare by the artist Charlotte Moreton for display at Salisbury District Hospital. Charlotte Moreton trained at the Frink School of Figurative Sculpture (1999-2001) and combines sculpture and teaching with nature conservation work. Her sculpture is greatly influenced by trees and nature and "her immense sensitivity to people and the environment has given her a flying start in her career as a sculptor" (Rosemary Barnett, Director of the Frink School).

Exhibition Access Information - Click here to download our access guide for further information on travel, disabled access, toilets and refreshments. Hospital site maps can be found on the Trust's website.

Coming soon

Open exhibition

ArtCare's annual Open is always the highlight in our exhibition calendar with good levels of interest and sales. Download your entry pack here (pdf)

Handing in takes place on: Saturday 21 April (10am-12noon) and Monday 23 April (10am - 4pm)