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Damien Hirst's 'Butterfly Rainbow' lifts spirits

16/10/2020

A piece of artwork by renowned artist Damien Hirst has been gifted to 50 hospital trusts across the UK, including Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The work, 'Butterfly Rainbow', is made up of images of coloured butterfly wings, one of the artist's best-known motifs, designed to form a rainbow.

Ruth Charity, Arts Coordinator at Oxford University Hospitals, and a member of the Oxford Hospitals Charity team said:

"It's a really inspirational and beautiful piece that generates a feeling of hope and positivity in these difficult times.

"We are absolutely delighted to have this wonderful artwork and can't wait for staff to be able to see it. It will initially be installed at the John Radcliffe Hospital before visiting the Churchill Hospital, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and Horton General Hospital.

Find out more about the gift on the Oxford Hospitals Charity website.