Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Tuesday, 5 July 2011
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
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.
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
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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
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!
L: Echo Basin by Ian McKenzie Smith
R: Flowers for Frida by John C. Brown
Dimensions: 77 x 56 cm
Limited edition of 75
T:0131 5540 177
200 Leith Walk
Monday, 18 April 2011
Wednesday, 6 April 2011
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
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
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
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
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
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
|Hot Slick by Bruce McLean|
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
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/.