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Stripe up your life: Bridget Riley’s hospital mural is medicine for the soul

Posted at 12:15 pm, April 7, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
Bridget Riley

A plethora of colour and joy isn’t what normally springs to mind when you hear the word ‘hospital’. More like ominous waiting rooms, sterile strip lighting and a maze of never-ending corridors. That could be about to change thanks to artist Bridget Riley, who’s transformed one of the corridors at St Mary’s Hospital with a colourful injection of her signature stripes and punchy palette. This is the third mural Riley has created for the hospital and is the largest at a whopping 56 metres long. Commissioned by Imperial College Healthcare Charity Art Collection, the piece is intended to lift the spirit of patients and act as a positive reminder of life outside the hospital walls. We would say go and see it but we don’t want any of you to go into hospital unnecessarily! Still, it looks pretty ill if you ask us.

For more info visit imperial.nhs.uk.

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