Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Art Talks for Healthcare Settings

We are currently running an exciting Art Talks programme following a successful ‘trial run’ in the Summer. This involves us going out to a wide variety of Care Homes and related healthcare settings to speak about Art, such as paintings they rent from us on their walls, copies of pictures and Art books or even paintings people have done themselves. The aim is to further engage people in Art, particularly those people in healthcare settings and to stimulate interesting discussions. To lead the talks, we are now training a talented group of people with prior experiences of working in Art and Education.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

New Works for Waverly Gate

Art in Healthcare are displaying 22 new paintings at the NHS Headquarters - Waverly Gate.
Some of the artists include:

Andy Goldsworthy
Victoria Crowe
Barbara Rae
Wilma Dunbar
Will McLean
John Brown
Mary Paton
Ann McPhail

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

New Artwork for the Albion Trust

Art in Healthcare is very happy to announce a new contract for 7 works at The Albion Trust (Norton Park)

Landscape With Long-Eared Owl by Mary Paton

Butterflies by Mary Newcomb

The Albion Trust is an independent registered Scottish Charity formed in 1994 specifically to establish Norton Park as the first shared premises project for voluntary sector organisations in Scotland. In developing Norton Park, the Trust was seeking to provide high quality, affordable shared premises for voluntary organisations to enable the sharing of experiences and resources.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Wine Tasting at Majestic Wine

We had a wonderful evening last night at Majestic Wine. After hanging the two Prestigious Prints in the fantastic space in the Leith Walk store we were invited to taste the fantastic range of 4 whites, 5 reds, 2 rosé, 2 gins and 3 lagers. We didn't taste them all but gave it a very good effort.

Click here for Majestic Wine details

Jupiter Artland

Join Art in Healthcare Friday 10 June for a guided tour of one of the most magical gardens in Scotland!

Works by many of today's leading artists, sculptors and land artists have been commissioned and then constructed in situ.

The relationship of each artwork with its specific topographical location is a crucial feature of the artland, that is, art within the landscape.

The garden is a garden of discovery - an earthwork here, a copse of cradled rocks there, the entrance to a fathomless burrow right before your feet. We provide a map but no set routes. There are pathways, in places, but no path. Come and discover, contemplate and delight.


Top - Charles Jenks

Left - Marc Quinn, Love Bomb

contact admin@artinhealthcare.org.uk to book

Friday 10 June 2011

Transport: The number 27 and x27 First bus from central Edinburgh takes 35 minutes. Entrance to Jupiter Artland is via the B7015

There is a cafe and shop open on the day to purchase refreshments and lunch can be prebooked.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Attention Wine Lovers!

Art in Healthcare is teaming up with Majestic Wine for a very special night of wine tasting!

Twice a year Majestic Wine on Leith Walk holds a fantastic and very busy open night of wine tasting, showcasing some of the most unique and exclusive wines available.

Tuesday, 24 May, Art in Healthcare will be displaying our two beautiful Prestigious Prints in the wonderful space of Majestic during their 7 – 9pm wine tasting open night.

The evening is a free event but you must call Majestic Wine at the contact number below to book your time.

We hope to see you there for a glass of wine!

Prestigious Prints:

L: Echo Basin by Ian McKenzie Smith
R: Flowers for Frida by John C. Brown

Dimensions: 77 x 56 cm
Limited edition of 75
£295 each

Contact Information

T:0131 5540 177
E: ltw@majestic.co.uk

Store Address
200 Leith Walk

Monday, 18 April 2011

Art in Healthcare go to the football!

Hibernian Football club very generously gave Art in Healthcare 25 free tickets to the Hibs vs Hamilton match yesterday at Easter Road. It was absolutely brilliant weather-wise with not a cloud in the sky. Unfortunately our heroes didn’t have the best day losing 2-1 in an exciting match that had a little bit of everything in it. Nevertheless, all of us had a wonderful time. After the Hibs offered Art in Healthcare the tickets I sent out an email to various healthcare organisations we work with. The tickets were quickly snapped up and we had some very happy staff and residents from Inchview care home, Braeburn care home, St Columba’s hospice and Royal Victoria hospital. Thank you very much once again Hibernian FC for a wonderful day!

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Rabbie's Tours to the Rescue!

When curator Trevor Jones needed to collect four artworks from Skye, he turned to the online phenomenon Twitter for help. The desperate charity worker tweeted his plight and within minutes Rabbie’s Tours rolled in to the rescue. Trevor Jones works for Edinburgh-based Art in Healthcare. The charity lends original artworks to hospitals all over Scotland. Last week they received a call from Dr McKinnon’s Memorial Hospital on the Isle of Skye. “The hospital wanted to return some pictures to us as their loan period had ended,” explained Jones. “I was facing a round trip of almost 500 miles and being away from work for two days to collect them, or the hospital was going to have to pay a lot for a courier. It was a long way to go to collect four pictures, so I sent out an SOS on Twitter.”

Almost immediately Rabbie’s Tours, who run small bus tours all over Scotland, had replied. “Rabbie's Trail Burners was the first to develop small tours for independent travellers. We aim to minimise the environmental 'footprint' left by our customers and maximise the economic and social benefits to local communities. We go to Skye every week, so it was no problem to help out a local charity in this way.”

By Friday the four pictures, which included work by internationally collected Scottish artists Barbara Robertson and Jila Peacock, were safely back in Edinburgh.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

New works gifted to Art in Healthcare!

Art in Healthcare have been kindly given new painting acquisitions from Norma Drummond, the wife of Les Drummond. Many thanks to Norma for her generous contribution.

Les Drummond D.A. (1920-1997)

Born in Edinburgh, Drummond served in the R.A.F., 1940-46. His love or art led him to study Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art, 1950-54 and at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris in 1955. After living in London, he returned to Edinburgh to continue painting and studying until he became a teacher of art with Lothian Region, 1965-85.

During these years he produced numerous paintings of landscapes and mythical themes with poetic figures, birds, animals and horses. In the 1970’s and ‘80s he turned his creative talent to metal sculptures, using arc welding in mild steel with horses, birds and figures dominating his work. Ager retiring from teaching, his work moved into a more creative style with poetic, imaginative, dream-world thoughts on figure painting, while his colours became more intense and vigorous, as show in his later work in the 1990’s.

Les exhibited paintings and sculptures in many Edinburgh galleries, including the RSA, SSA, City Art Centre, English Speaking Union, Commonwealth Institute, Kingfisher Gallery, Torrance Gallery and Hanover Fine Arts, where his memorial exhibition was held in 1998. Since 2004, a photographic record of his metal sculptures has been held at the archive of the National Museum of Scotland.

Monday, 21 March 2011

University Society Art Worshops

Friends of Art in Healthcare University Society secured funds through Neighbourhood Partnership funded by Edinburgh City Council to do art workshops with the residents of 5 care homes in South Edinburgh. They are also paying the rental for 20 pictures for one year from our collection to be split between these care homes. The art workshops have been a big success.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Art in Healthcare Annual Spring Raffle Draw!

Fabulous prizes include: 2 ipod nanos; restaurant dinners for two; beauty gift vouchers; an Insect & Butterfly World family pass; art exhibition private tours; and many more exciting prizes. Tickets are only £1 each.

The draw will take place on 31st March. So take a chance and make a difference to Art in Healthcare.
For tickets please call 0131 555 7638.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Paintings for Alcohol Focus Scotland

Recently a few of our artworks found a new home at the Alcohol Focus Scotland national charity. Alcohol Focus Scotland is working to reduce the harm caused by alcohol, trying to ''create a culture where low alcohol consumption is the norm''! The paintings look fantastic in the new environment and they were warmiy welcomed. AiH is happy to contribute to such an important cause.

For more about Alcohol Focus Scotland visit http://www.alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk/

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

“Six of Scotland's Best” - Art Talks Making a Difference

A little less than two years ago, notable Scottish art historian and Edinburgh University lecturer, Bill Hare was diagnosed with cancer.

It’s been a long and arduous journey back to health; however, Hare has, with great relief, recently been given the ‘all clear’ by his doctor.

Hare was so impressed with the excellent care from the Western General Hospital and also with the important services and facilities of the Maggie’s Centre he has been looking at ways of ‘giving something back’. And so, working with us, Art in Healthcare, in which Hare is also a board member, he has developed a programme of art talks to be held at the National Gallery of Scotland for others whose lives have been affected by cancer.

A free, six week art appreciation session is being offered by Hare looking at some of the best Scottish painting in the renowned collection of the NGS, including works by Ramsay, Raeburn, Wilkie and McTaggart.

In the end it’s hoped that those that participate in this course, who have or are going through a life changing recovery process, will be mentally enriched and spiritual uplifted by a deeper appreciation of the wonderful Scottish art that this country’s artists have created.

Sessions will run every Thursday for six weeks from 1:00 - 2:30pm beginning 19 May. Availability will be limited. Anyone who is interested in taking part in this programme should contact Art in Healthcare to book.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Inchview Care Home

Hot Slick by Bruce McLean
The latest state-of-the-art care home commissioned by the City of Edinburgh Council is to be called Inch View. Pupils at neighbouring Liberton Primary School drew up a list of possible names after carrying out research into the history of the area. The brand new care home already seems like an enjoyable and pleasant environment for the residents to live in yet in need of an artistic touch; along with Maggie Johnston, the Inch View manager, we managed yesterday to make the care home more colorful, bright and cheerful!
Works by Glen Scouller, Bruce McLean, Kate Downie, William Baille, Ann McPhail, Delia Baille and Kenneth Wilson can be found all around the care home! Putting the paintings up was definitely a fun experience with exciting outcome! A total of eleven of AiH's stunning artworks found therefore a new promising home and we're sure that they will be well loved and appreciated!


Waiting for Rona by Kate Downie

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

New Year Shenanigans

Greetings Y'all

Art in Healthcare is delighted to wish you a belated Happy New Year and to invite you to buy a raffle ticket for our forthcoming Valentine's Prize Draw! We have a fantastic range of prizes, including tours and tasting around the Glenkinchie and Dalwhinnie Whiskey Distilleries, dinner out at Pizza Express and the Hard Rock Cafe, a family pass to Butterfly World and IPod shuffles! What more could you want.. Tickets cost just £1 and can be purchased from contacting the office on 0131 555 7638 or admin@artinhealthcare.org.uk. All funds raised go towards Art in Healthcare, a prominent Scottish charity that provides high quality, original Scottish artworks for all sectors of healthcare. Our vision is to improve the healthcare environment with our unique and culturally relevant art collection and by engaging patients, residents, staff and visitors with enjoyable and interactive art and health talks.

News now on our recent guitar raffle that gave one lucky winner the ownership of a uniquely hand-painted guitar that was autographed by members of Scottish indie bands Idlewild, We Were Promised Jetpacks, and Frightened Rabbit along with brilliant jazz guitarist Graeme Stephen, members of Canadian superstars the Barenaked Ladies, and the legend, Jon Lord, of Deep Purple! 11 year old, Jordan Chatt, photographed left, was over the moon with his big win!

Finally, a reminder that we continue to seek venues for our wide-ranging collection of pictures by highly esteemed Scottish artists for Care Homes, Hospitals, Health Centres and other healthcare-related contexts. Do you know of anyone that might be interested in renting a picture from us? Have you seen a spare bit of a wall in your local Hospital/Health Centre that could benefit from a bit of colour? Get in touch! We liaise with organisations to find out the most suitable picture for a location and deliver to the very spot. You will find full contact details on our website at http://www.artinhealthcare.org.uk/.