Paulger’s artworks also take account of the hospital setting in which they are displayed. First encounters with artwork in the hospital environment are often unexpected. Whilst many passers-by don't have the luxury of dwell time, they do make repeat visits - and in these brief moments the artworks can become so much more. Across vast labyrinths of hospital corridors, artworks can soothe and soften the clinical environment, provide way markers and conversation points - the opportunity to briefly pause and reset.

Image: Just to Fill the Space 1 (2022), Sharon Paulger. Screen prints on cardboard and reclaimed wood 50 x 50cm