New artwork brightens up Basildon Hospital

A STRIKING selection of artwork has recently gone on display at Basildon University Hospital. Produced by local artists, the pieces are regularly admired by visitors many of whom have enquired whether they are for sale.The paintings are on show in the community corridor which hosts a new exhibition every six months. The current selection has been provided by Basildon Eastgate Art Gallery, in Basildon.Vin Harrop, Basildon arts champion and co-founder of the gallery, said: “We are proud to support Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals in its community endeavours. We are so happy that around 40 artists are exhibiting in the hospital, for everyone’s pleasure and enjoyment. Nigel Beverley, Trust chairman, said: “We really appreciate the efforts made by local artists and Basildon Eastgate Art, to present imaginative and eye-catching artwork for our patients and visitors to enjoy.

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