montage of sunset and sunrise images including fields, rivers and coast

Lockdown landscapes

Start date: Saturday 1st August 2020
End date: Saturday 31st October 2020

Exhibition of images taken by hospital staff and volunteers

Staff and volunteers were invited to submit a digital photograph to ArtCare’s annual exhibition on the theme of ‘lockdown landscapes’: This could have been any image taken during lockdown of their home, garden, view from the window, dog walk or their lockdown experiences.



We received over 100 entries that ranged from sunset, country walks, community spirit, home activities, enjoying nature and how the city changed during that time. Staff captured their moments of quiet, while those who were shielding provided images from their home and garden. The quality of the work and thought that has gone into each photograph is clear.

We have printed and hung each piece along the main corridors, level 3 and 4, of the hospital. Currently the exhibition is only viewable by hospital staff and patients. So, for those of you who can’t visit in person we have created a video (see below), along with a catalogue list and photo album of all the images.

Download lockdown landscapes image gallery (pdf)
Download lockdown landscapes catalogue - list of artworks (pdf)

We hope you enjoy the exhibition and you can always send us your own lockdown photographs, with permissions, for us to share online through our website or social media. Take a look at our photography basics to get some tips to improve your photography. The exhibition runs throughout August and September at Salisbury District Hospital.


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

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.

Lino cut trees in field, green and white with yellow accented field

Virtual Open Exhibition

Start date: Wednesday 25th March 2020
End date: Friday 26th June 2020

This year's ArtCare Open exhibition at Salisbury District Hospital received work from over 50 regional artists who submitted work for selection into the annual open exhibition. This artwork provides a much welcome distraction, at this time, in a busy clinical environment.

As you aren’t able to visit to see the exhibition we have photographed and recorded the display as a digital tour of the highlights. (Apologies, given the limited time-scale, some images aren’t full resolution as filmed behind glass when framed) The sizes given are the artwork, including frame dimensions.

Download the digital tour of artworks with images (pdf). 

Download the full catalogue with artist names, titles of picture and prices. (pdf)

Lino cut trees in field, green and white with yellow accented fieldThe panel of judges awarded the overall winner prize to printmaker artist Tessa McIntyre for her view of 'Melbury Down' and two runners-up prizes went to Gill Drew for her atmospheric painting ‘In Father’s Eye’ and etching ‘Coombe Bisset Barn’ by Victoria Garland. 99 artworks were selected for the final exhibition, now displayed along the corridors and main waiting areas.

The hospital is grateful for support from our local artists who submitted work; as patients and staff enjoy the benefits of this display that brings colour and inspiration to Salisbury Hospital.

Please direct all enquiries to purchase via email to:

mixed media collage WW1 soldiers marching through Salisbury streets Etching of metal barn with wild flowers and grasses in foreground

watercolour of people on seafront with seagulls


Start date: Friday 14th February 2020
End date: Friday 13th March 2020

Artlook returns to Salisbury District Hospital. A group of artists based in Hampshire and Wiltshire exhibit their diverse works in subject matter including landscapes, still life, figurative and abstract. The artists work in various paint based media including watercolour, acrylics and oils. The group meets and paints regularly together. Visit the Artlook website for more information about the group.

Oil painting of daffodils in a vase, vibrant yellows, blue background, thick textured paint Watercolour of gondolier on canal with white domed cathedral behind Painting of coastline, sailing boat moored, dark blue tones with dark yellow reflection on water

watercolour of market square scene - early morning light filtering through bare tree branches, pedestrians and a parked van

Ringwood Art Society

Start date: Thursday 9th January 2020
End date: Friday 7th February 2020

ArtCare welcomes the annual show from the Ringwood Art Society. Group members show their skills is a variety of media including watercolours, pastels and acrylics. The public can also vote for the favourite image. Highlights include winter landscapes on level 3 main corridors with local scenes from the New Forest. The 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 with the possibility of selling their work and to stimulate an interest in art amongst members of the public. Visit the Ringwood Art Society website for more information about the group.

The exhibition is free of charge and can be seen on levels 3 and 4 main corridors and Medical Surgical Outpatients corridors of Salisbury District Hospital.

View of priory from river, trees in foreground man and two dogs sitting on river bank, bridge in the background

Bridge over lake at Stourhead, pinks and blue toned acrylics, large strokes

Salisbury Group of Artists

Start date: Thursday 21st November 2019
End date: Thursday 2nd January 2020

The Salisbury Group of Artists are holding their Annual Winter Exhibition at Salisbury District Hospital from 21st November.

Local landscapes and a variety of other original artworks will be on display throughout the corridors. 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 permanent artwork and creative projects for the benefit of patients, staff and visitors to the hospital.

Visit the group's website:

watercolour of bubbling river viewed between two branches

Take 10

Start date: Thursday 10th October 2019
End date: Thursday 7th November 2019

Take 10 Artists return with an eclectic collection of original paintings. From detailed observation to imaginative interpretation they present a diverse view of places that have inspired them.

Take 10 Artists is an independent group of mainly professional artists based in the New Forest, Hampshire. Their work encompasses a wide variety of styles, subjects, and media. The group meets weekly to enjoy painting together, mostly out of doors, where their subjects include landscapes and buildings. During inclement weather they meet in Godshill Village Hall for life drawing or still life painting.

Members include: Margot Adams, Jill Bentley, Kate Charman, Lindsey Cole, Maureen Davies, Jackie Langfeld, Martin Slater, Gillian Smith, Deirdre Whitworth, Joanna Williams.

oil painting of kingfisher in flight watercolour painting of bridge over canal in Venice with a gondolier