ION-DRI Programme


Our Arts Programme

UCL Public Art's programme of arts activities has been designed especially for the IoN-DRI programme.

Art Programme

Harmony, Creativity, Welcome, Hope is a wide-ranging programme of arts activities across both Grays Inn Road and Queen Square. The programme includes a number of new public artworks for the new building, that will stimulate debate and provide a lasting legacy, UCL Public Art are working in collaboration with academics, researchers, clinicians, professional services staff, patients and wider communities to create a programme to broaden knowledge and awareness of the ground-breaking neurological research that will be made possible by the new facility. 

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Annie Cattrell

Annie Cattrell

Annie has been commissioned to make a series of major public artworks for the new site at Grays Inn Road

Development of Laertes Wonder

Artist-in-Residence Freya Gabie

Freya has been commissioned to explore the unique history of the site itself and its significance as a hospital, creating an archive of research as well as public artworks 

Artist and Researcher at Trellis: Arbor mixer event

Trellis: Arbor

Our knowledge-exchange programme for staff and researchers from across the Queen Square Institute of Neurology and artists and communities

people looking at a garden

Community Garden Project

We’re collaborating with local communities, including Calthorpe Community Garden, to create a series of community garden spaces 


Colour and dementia research project

We're investigating how people with neurological disorders experience colour, light and vision to change the way we create accessible and inclusive spaces

Sound and art installation at Cubitt Gallery

The Lab

Our project to demystify the secret world of the lab by pairing artists with labs and project teams from across Queen Square Institute of Neurology

Our art programme - part of UCL’s ongoing commitment to public art, across all its estates - forms an integral part of the site strategy’s ambition to unify patients, UCL’s academic and research communities and the wider communities around the site. Working with a steering group made up of representatives from the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, the UK Dementia Research Institute and the UCLH National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, the programme’s key artistic commissions include Annie Cattrell who is developing permanent artworks, and Freya Gabie who is undertaking a site history residency.