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.

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