mixed media printed seed heads with embroidered detail

Teresa Rogers

Start date: Friday 31st March 2023
End date: Tuesday 25th April 2023
All-day event

Bringing colour and lively artwork to our corridors this month is an exhibition by artist Teresa Rogers. With bold surface decoration and vibrant colours her work includes experimental pieces, mixed media, textiles, print and paint. After a long career in education Teresa continues to run workshops from her home studio on the edge of the New Forest.


watercolour coastal headland

Pete Appleford

Start date: Thursday 16th February 2023
End date: Thursday 16th March 2023
All-day event

Pete, a former research scientist, originally from Salisbury and now living in Oxfordshire, displays a selection of paintings ranging from seascapes to flowers. Pete loves painting and drawing and in 2013, together with a colleague he started a painting group called the Enjoyists with the aim of rediscover their creativity. Since then, he has committed himself to some form of art practice on a daily basis. Pete is most inspired by the watercolours of John Singer Sargent, an artist who is able to suggest incredible complexity with apparent simplicity. Find out more: peteapplefordart.com


loose watercolour of woman walking past a pony, bare tree in the breeze behind

Artlook 2022

Start date: Thursday 20th October 2022
End date: Friday 18th November 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Artlook is a group of local artists living in Hampshire and Wiltshire and came into being in 2007. The group number has varied in size over the years, and now comprises seven members: Fiona Forbes, Susie James, Wendy Jelbert, Sarah Orchard, Sharon Rogers, Sally Tyler and Wendy Willis.

Our work is diverse in subject matter encompassing landscapes, seascapes, still life, flowers, gardens, figurative and abstract art in various media, including watercolour, acrylics, oils, pen and wash and collage.

We enjoy meeting together whenever possible to paint, compare new ideas, and discuss future exhibitions and are always on the lookout for new venues and projects.

Most of us run workshops and give demonstrations as well as running our own art classes.

The works on show in the hospital are some of our recent paintings which we hope will be uplifting to everyone who comes to see them.


playful watercolour of different breeds of dogs on leads

Illustrators on show

Start date: Thursday 4th August 2022
End date: Friday 14th October 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Three artists Zennor Box, Anna Shuttlewood and Diliana Nikolova exhibit fun and playful illustrative paintings along the corridors of Salisbury Hospital.

Zennor Box's images illustrate human moments and funny imagined stories are captured in this series of artworks. This exhibition is part of a tour visiting hospitals at Dorchester, Yeovil, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Taunton, Salisbury, and Western Super Mare.

‘Hospitals have become the perfect place to show these paintings because most people walking down a hospital corridor are looking for some sort of distraction or escapism and if the paintings are absurd yet familiar, strange yet humorous, they can quickly transport you to a different place, if just for a while.’ (Zennor Box)

Anna Shuttlewood and Diliana Nikolova are mother and daughter who create intricate paintings and drawings of better and brighter cheerful worlds full of friendly and naïve creatures. Their artwork is humorous and brings a smile to anyone’s day.

‘My pictures are detailed and have many ‘mini-stories’ to discover, one can look and imagine what the characters are like and what their dreams are. I also like to explore a world of animal – human relationships.’ (Anna Shuttlewood)

Illustrators on Show 2022 catalogue (pdf)



pink orange seedheads on abstract colour background

Laura Bell Group 2022

Start date: Thursday 26th May 2022
End date: Friday 24th June 2022
All-day event

Local artist Laura Bell brings us the latest exhibition of works created by students in workshops throughout the year. With a focus on watercolour techniques and dynamic colour studies there will be a wide variety of artworks displayed along the main corridors this month.

Download Laura Bell Group catalogue (pdf)


Children of Hope

Start date: Friday 18th March 2022
End date: Saturday 4th June 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Art from the children of the Ukraine

An exhibition of art by children from a school in the beautiful Ukrainian city of Ivano-Frankivst. 'Some of the paintings are sad. The happy ones are even sadder, a Ukrainian saudade.' The paintings can be seen in person at SP2, on St. Paul's roundabout, Salisbury, as well as in the online gallery link here. Click an image to view at a larger size.

This exhibition is raising money for two Ukranian charities - the Voices of Children Foundation and City of Goodness. Donations can be made to these charities online via their websites.

If you would like to make a cash only donation you can do this via the ArtCare office, Block 29, during office hours BUT please call on ext. 5617 to check one of the team are in the office beforehand. until 31st May 2022. As a thank you for any cash only donations of £10 or over, you can choose to have one of the digital images below emailed to you at a higher resolution to print out or use as a digital backdrop. We will take your email address and chosen image number when you make your cash donation.

Read more about the exhibition with a list of Ukraine-based artists who offer downloadable digital art (pdf)

Read Derek Pheby's poem to accompany the artworks (pdf)

mixed media waves and sand layered beach scene

Open Exhibition 2023

Start date: Friday 28th April 2023
End date: Thursday 22nd June 2023
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

This year's ArtCare Open exhibition at Salisbury District Hospital is back and we received work from local and regional artists who submitted work for selection in this year’s display.

The panel of judges awarded the overall winner prize to artist Annaliese Stoney for her characterful depiction of Salisbury Market. Two runners-up prizes were awarded to Tom Marshall’s painting ‘Wave to the beach’ and Salisbury artist Fred Fieber’s dynamic drawing ‘Reflections, Rutherford Walk’. Prizes for 2023 have been sponsored by Salisbury Hospital League of Friends.

With nearly 100 pieces of artwork, you'll see some of the best artwork in the Salisbury area and find out more about local artists. The exhibition is free of charge and open daily along the main corridors level 3 and 4.

Especially for Creativity and Wellbeing 2023 week in May you can book on a guided tour of the Open Exhibition led by ArtCare. This will be a relaxed and enjoyable session looking at different styles from painting, drawing, textiles, printmaking, photography and more. See our Eventbrite page for details www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/artcare-28126838233

The hospital is grateful for support from our local artists who submitted work.



head of horse painting and winter field

Phoenix artists

Start date: Thursday 24th February 2022
End date: Friday 25th March 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Along the main corridors, levels 3 and 4, at Salisbury District Hospital is a display of artwork by the Phoenix Artists. Mel Cane, Mary Gilson, Liz Hoppé and Jean White were the original members of Allington Artists, noted for many successful, high-standard exhibitions with affordable prices across south Wiltshire.

Working with a range of media and subjects including animal portraits, seascapes, landscapes and floral art, they collectively produce a wide range of interesting artwork. They meet regularly at their riverside studio in Laverstock where they share details and experience of art workshops and courses attended. Their weekly critiques are an integral part of their keeping standards high and inspiring.

Exhibitions are free to view and a commission on sales contributes towards the ongoing art service and creative activities with staff, patients and visitors.

Download Phoenix artists exhibition catalogue (pdf)


painting of woman in orange dress walking dog through forest in summer

Ringwood Art Society 2023

Start date: Thursday 12th January 2023
End date: Thursday 9th February 2023
All-day event

ArtCare at Salisbury Hospital welcome the annual show from the Ringwood Art Society. Group members show their skills is a variety of media including watercolours, pastels and acrylics. Highlights include watercolour landscapes on level 3 main corridors including local scenes from Salisbury to the coast. Level 4 main corridor has a lively and colourful selection of paintings, drawings and seascapes.

The Ringwood Art Society was formed in 1968 to provide opportunities for members to extend their knowledge and interest in art generally, to provide a means for members to exhibit and possibly sell their work and to stimulate an interest in art amongst members of the public.

The exhibition is free of charge and can be seen on both levels 3 and 4 main corridors of Salisbury District Hospital. Visit the Ringwood Art Society website for more information about the group.


watercolour of woman in yellow walking dog in snow by Lynn Ryder

SGA Christmas Cracker

Start date: Friday 25th November 2022
End date: Friday 6th January 2023
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

The Salisbury Group of Artists are holding their Annual Winter Exhibition at Salisbury District Hospital throughout December.

Local landscapes and a variety of original artworks will be on display along the corridors. The Salisbury Group of Artists is a vibrant, friendly and active arts group within and around the city.

In the run up to the festive season there is a chance to view and purchase a unique Christmas present and commission on all sales is used by ArtCare to fund creative projects for the benefit of patients, staff and visitors to the hospital.

Find out more about Salisbury Group of Artists: www.salisburygroupofartists.co.uk


watercolour of windmill on banks of river, bare trees, cloudy sky

Laverstock Art Club

Start date: Friday 29th October 2021
End date: Friday 26th November 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Laverstock Art Club was founded in 2008 by John Gustard, a local artist and tutor who lived in Salisbury. When he and his French wife moved to Saintes in 2017, Fiona Forbes took over the organisation and teaching of the group. Meetings are held every Tuesday in the Laverstock and Ford village hall. Due to the Covid restrictions, lessons were able to continue using Zoom during the last year. Using an informal approach to her lessons, Fiona aims to provide a sociable and positive atmosphere within the meetings to achieve individual development. This will be the club’s first exhibition at Salisbury District Hospital.

Download Laverstock Art Club catalogue (pdf)


Photo of lego figures with life jackets on plastic raft (cut up plastic bottle) on water

Burgate Sixth Form

Start date: Friday 14th February 2020
End date: Friday 6th March 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Burgate School and Sixth Form have worked with ArtCare for eleven years, producing an exhibition on a theme as part of a ‘live’ project that is an integral part of the A level syllabus for either Art or Photography. Each year the students combine the techniques they are learning at school with the artists they are studying and interpret the theme from the project in response to all these sources in their own unique way.

The theme this year was Collections. Some have used collections of memories, collections of images, collections of materials – including plastic and the destructive impact that the collection of plastic is having on the planet. Their work explores a whole range of ideas and the pages that follow explain their thoughts and influences that have shaped the work. Download the Collections catalogue

ArtCare would like to thank the students and the staff team at Burgate School and Sixth Form for all the time, care and effort put into another year’s exhibition.