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Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) is a public hospital and is part of the Northern Sydney Local Health District, NSW Health. The hospital and its associated health services meet the health needs of four local government areas; Mosman, Willoughby, Lane Cove and North Sydney Councils.
In 2011, RNS Redevelopment commissioned an arts and heritage plan, developed by Health and Arts Research Centre Inc. (HARC) in collaboration with staff, patients, visitors and local communities. HARC has implemented the public art and heritage program for the Community Health Centre, Acute Services Building and is currently implementing the program for the Clinical Services Building
"Water, Earth, Air and Fire"
by Bronwyn Bancroft Glass 2012
Visit Bancroft site Visit Bancrofts Web Site for more of her Art Work
Still life photographs of hospital’s heritage collection by Robyn Stacey in collaboration with heritage volunteers commissioned by HARC
Gallery for heritage and historic and contemporary exhibitions
Example of works commissioned by HARC for the Radiography Bunkers and the Emergency Unit
Wall vinyl mural Radiography Bunker image kindly supplied by Victor Larobina ©
Images from the radiology bunkers, emergency, family and consulting rooms
The program was responsible for the development of new projects that respond to staff and patient needs. Current projects include:
Public Art for
In 2020 HARC was commissioned by the ICU to do works for the waiting room and interview rooms on level 6 as part of the refurbishment of the waiting area. The theme being the beach and bush. Where suitable images the local North Shore beaches were used. With the consultations with the staff the final images were reproduced in wall vinyl and installed in the waiting area and the interview consultation rooms and one monitoring office.
The main waiting room ICU Level 6 RHSH.