Photograph: Ben McMahon

Photograph: Ben McMahon

Niamh White is co-founder of award winning arts and mental health charity Hospital Rooms, which transforms secure and locked mental health units with museum quality art.  We commission world class artists such as Anish Kapoor, Sonia Boyce, Julian Opie, Richard Wentworth and Cerith Wyn Evans to work in partnership with service users and staff and radically re-envision what clinical mental health spaces can be. Our projects take place in some of the most challenging  settings, including Psychiatric Intensive Care Units, longer-term locked rehabilitation wards and forensic environments. We have worked with people across the life span, from adolescents in severe mental health crisis to older people with dementia. Our work has been rated as Outstanding by the CQC for patient involvement and environments, awarded the Quality Improvement of the Year 2018 by NAPICU and received national press coverage.

Niamh is a London based visual arts curator who has worked in both commercial and public galleries creating exhibitions for a range of audiences. She curated the UAL sponsored ‘Cabinet Stories’, a moveable exhibition that travelled to prisons, the Wellcome Trust funded Papaver Rhoaes that took place in 11 London museums and The Pierrot Project, which twinned artists and composers. She studied History of Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London and was a 2018 Professional Fellow at the University of Leeds. She has an excellent track record in generating significant funding for the arts through grants, corporate partnerships and individual gifts.

 

Email: niamh@niamh-white.com

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