Ding Shilun | Charity auction | Hospital Rooms

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September 12, 2023


‘As long-time supporters of Hospital Rooms, we have witnessed first-hand the extraordinary impact of their work in changing lives across NHS mental health inpatient units across the country.’

Neil Wenman


This year, Hospital Rooms will run a live and online-only auction, both hosted by Bonhams, starting on the final day of "Holding Space", an exhibition hosted by Hauser & Wirth (17 August - 12 September). Featuring both live and online lots, The live auction will take place on 12 September at 101 New Bond Street, London and the online-only auction will be open for bidding from 1 – 13 September. Both auctions will be available to preview at 101 New Bond Street, London from 4 – 12 September. Artists Martin CreedDing Shilun and Chantal Joffe, Do Ho Suh and Caroline Walker have donated original works, and Hurvin Anderson is donating two works on paper created in preparation for his Hospital Rooms commission at Springfield University Hospital, London, UK. For the online auction, Hauser & Wirth artists Martin Creed, Charles GainesCatherine Goodman and Allison Katz have generously donated new works responding to the theme of the exhibition.


About Hospital Rooms
The charity Hospital Rooms was founded when a friend of artist Tim A Shaw and curator Niamh White was sectioned and admitted to a NHS mental health hospital. On visiting her, they were shocked to find the hospital environment was cold and clinical at a time when she was so vulnerable. Having both worked in the arts for 10 years, Shaw and White felt they had the skills and community to be able to transform these spaces with unique and site specific artworks. Hospital Rooms envisions a new world where abundant and meaningful creative opportunities are readily accessible to people with severe and enduring mental health diagnoses, and where mental health hospital environments are inventive cultural spaces offering solace, comfort and dignity. Since 2016, Hospital Rooms has undertaken a number of acclaimed projects, completed in some of the most challenging mental health settings. A roster of artists is carefully selected for each Hospital Rooms’ project according to the needs of each community.



Ding Shilun
Parting Gift, 2023
oil on canvas
75 x 60 cm
29 1/2 x 23 5/8 in


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