Welcome to the blog for ‘Island Collaborations’, an art project exploring the environment of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients on Foulis ward at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London.

In the last decade, cystic fibrosis patients have been kept separate (in single rooms) from each other because of the risk of cross-infection of bacteria present in their damaged lungs which can harm people with the same condition (but which are usually harmless to people without CF). The project explores the life of a typical room on the ward that is inhabited by one CF patient at a time, typically for a two week stay.

The project is by artist Kate Hughes with the collaboration of CF patients, facilitated by  rb&hArts and with the kind permission of the staff of Foulis Ward. The project is made possible thanks to the support of The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.
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Find out more about cystic fibrosis: here


Kate Hughes
Kate Hughes is a London-based professional artist (and CF patient) who has previously done virtual collaborations with Anne Thompson (also a professional artist with CF) in ‘Unsafe Ground – the Unlikely Collaboration’. She has also collaborated with neuroscientists at Queen Mary University as part of ‘Art Neuro‘ and was artist in residence at Papworth Hospital’s Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

See Kate’s Work:  Kate’s website    Kate’s facebook page


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