It has for some time been the ambition of Art for Life to extend the range of art forms that it works with as well as offer more active opportunities for people to express themselves creatively.

In a project Artist Simon Ripley worked with Art for Life and ward staff to run a series of eight workshop sessions for patients on Eliot and Fielding wards. Using his mobile print making station in the wards bays, Simon encouraged patients, their visitors and families to create prints and drawings that he then integrated into artworks that have been created for the walls of the wards, the shared corridor and quiet room.