Art in Site

Art in Site is an award winning art consultancy founded in 2003, led by directors Louisa Williams and Martin Jones. We’re the industry leader for art-coordination in the healthcare sector in the UK, working across the country to produce art and design for hospitals, healthcare spaces, and care environments. We act both as artists, and as coordinators: we have an in-house studio capacity to produce artwork ourselves, and we also work in partnership with other artists, helping to guide creative direction, curating, and manufacture / installation. 

Art in hospitals and healthcare spaces has a vital role to play in delivering better care. It can act as a much-needed distraction in times of pain, anxiety, and boredom. It can enhance clinical environments, transforming them into stimulating, homely and modern spaces. Hospital art can even address social or functional issues, such as seating, wayfinding, or information provision. And to anyone entering the building: staff, visitor, or patient, art communicates the ethos and values of the hospital, and the culture of care to expect. Accordingly, we believe that art for hospitals isn’t an option: it’s fundamental to delivering better care.

 

 

 

Louisa Williams

Founder & Director

Louisa Williams saw the need for well designed spaces in hospitals that support patients and staff emotionally as well as being functionally efficient and founded Art in Site in 2003. She saw the need to bring together the different interests of the various teams who work in hospitals to accommodate their role in the physical space of the building. Together with Martin Jones, she has pioneered the idea of designing-in art to hospital spaces, integrating all the elements of the design together and co-ordinating with lighting, wayfinding and infection control teams to deliver the best results not only for the hospital team but also the patients.

Recently this work has extended further into working alongside psychologists and mental health experts to analyse more rigorously how to support staff in looking after patients through the environment.

Martin Jones

Director & Artist

Martin Jones is an artist who also helps other artists to realise their work; since 2008 in a healthcare context, as a director of Art in Site. He brings to this task experience as a painter and filmmaker (Goldsmith’s and The Royal College of Art), and as a prolific director of music videos and television commercials, an understanding of marketing, commissioning and communication.  His film, ‘At Dawning’, won a Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, was nominated for a European Academy Award, and was used as a model for story structure by the UK Film Council.  His current artworks include large-scale wall drawings, interactive apps for children, and Calmfilms – a series of environmental films of natural subjects for use in dementia and mental health.

Tony Cooper

Production Manager

With 30 years experience in the print and retail display industry, Tony Cooper manages all Art in Site’s production and installations. He brings to this task knowledge of the industry to ensure all projects are delivered on time and on budget while liaising successfully with other contractors involved in the process. He has a passion for making things and finding the right way to complete the artist’s vision.

Christian Williams

Studio Manager

After graduating with a degree in Graphic Design Christian spent 15 years working for some of London's top design and branding consultancies on national and international projects. He was part of the team who produced the London 2012 Olympic Bid Candidature Documents and related 2012 branding applications in the run up to the games. 

Recently, he has turned his creative eye to large scale experiential graphics and wayfinding on schemes such as the Sir Ludwig Guttmann Centre, Olympic Park, Stratford. His practice is analytical and detailed with a passion for typography that is evident in projects such as The New QEII Hospital, Welwyn Garden City. 

Peter Shenai

Creative Strategist

The newest member to join the team, Peter studied fine art at Oxford University and Information Experience Design at the Royal College of Art. With a professional background in market research, semiotics, and consumer insight he brings a blend of research, strategy and creative skills to the mix. He deals with much of our overall creative strategy.

Sam Carvosso

Designer

Sam Carvosso graduated from University of Brighton, where he obtained a first class degree in Fine Art Sculpture. From his sculptural background, he applies his interest of space and material to his design work. 

His starting point for design is to ascertain what is best suited for each individual project. Working closely with artists and architects allows a constant dialogue of how work can be produced and how it can best suit the space given. This facilitates the best production of a variety of work from furniture, window screens and wall vinyls to interactive artwork. 

Celia Knox

Illustrator

Celia studied graphic design at the University of the West of England. She has received an International Society of Typographic Designers Award and has created several large-scale murals for restaurants and interiors.

We have worked with
 
ABM Healthboard / Swansea, Assemble Community Partnerships, Balfour Beatty, BAM, Chesterfield Royal Hospital / Derbyshire, Department of Environment, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, Evelina Children’s Hospital / London, Gardiner Theobald, Gibberd, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust / London, Interserve, Kier, King’s Charity: Giving to King’s, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust / London, Kingston General Hospital / Kingston Upon Thames, Moorfields Eye Hospital / London, Penoyre & Prasad, Southend University Hospital NHS Trust, The King’s Fund / London, The Manser Practice, University College NHS Foundation Trust / London, University of Kent / Canterbury, West Sussex & Surrey Partnership NHS Trust, Wilmot Dixon
Awards

 

Design in Mental Health 
The Wellbeing Award, Winner 2017 

BBH Awards
Best Collaborative Arts Award,
& Patient’s Choice Award
Highly Commended 2016

RIBA East Award
Winner 2016

RIBA Sustainability Award
Winner 2016

Interior Design and the Arts
European Healthcare Design 2016
Winner 2016

Award for Best Internal Environment
Building Better Healthcare Awards
Winner 2014

Award for Best Collaborative Art Project
Building Better Healthcare Awards
Winner 2013

Use of Art in the Patient Environment
International Academy for Design and Health
Highly Commended 2011

Award for Best use of Visual Art in Healthcare
Building Better Healthcare Awards
Winner 2010