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Over recent years, Art in Healthcare has experienced an exciting period of growth. We have been supplying high-quality,original works of art by the best Scottish artists to ever more hospitals and other healthcare settings throughout the country. Our charity has become a key organisation in the vitally important work of providing the therapeutic presence and power of the visual arts to those who need a sympathetic and healing environment.

We regularly consider ways in which our Art Collection can be expanded and enhanced, and, as a charity, we are very appreciative of the generosity of our supporters. If you would like to contribute to our work by offering to donate any original works of art from your own collection, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact our Collection Manager for more details.

Image: Beach by Colin Black and kindly donated to AiH by the Royal Bank of Scotland


Our indebtedness to the generosity of artists is immense and is particularly seen in their continued donation to our prestigious Collection. Hundreds of artworks have, over the years, been very generously gifted to our charity by artists, which we are eternally grateful for.

If you are a Scotland-based art college graduate and you would like to have your work in the Art in Healthcare Collection please send a CV with images of the work(s) to our Collection Manager. 

In selecting work for the Collection, the following criteria will be considered:

  • Quality of the work
  • Appropriateness and relevance to the healthcare environment and different user groups
  • How it relates to the overall demographic of the Collection
  • How it reflects contemporary practice
  • Display practicalities

Image: Blue by Alan McGowan generously donated to our Collection by the artist

Those who kindly donate to our Art Collection will be offered acknowledgment of their generosity on our website, as gratitude for their very welcome support, if they so desire. 

Bill Hare
Curator of the Art in Healthcare Collection

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Since 1991 our charity has been assembling one of the largest and most prestigious Collections of original Scottish art in the country. These artworks are uniquely available for display in hospitals and other healthcare settings.

Art in Healthcare is truly committed to the important role that art plays in the healing environment but we need your help to properly maintain and build this unique Collection for the enjoyment and benefit of the hundreds of thousands of staff, patients and visitors who view it each year.

With your help we're able to:

Keep our Collection on display in hospitals and care homes
Support young artists at their degree shows
Buy artwork from professional artists
Provide fun-filled art workshops for patients and care home residents
Develop our training programmes for volunteers

Adopt an artwork from our Collection for just £3 a month and you'll receive:

Your name (or a loved one's) written next to your chosen artwork online
A certificate of adoption with a picture of the artwork
Invites to Art in Healthcare's special events
First to view our latest Prestigious Print
Our colourful e-newsletter

"My patients really enjoy looking at our collection. Sometimes they even do an 'art tour' around the premises." ~ Barron Dental Practice

You can adopt an artwork in the gallery, if it hasn't already been adopted, by clicking the 'Adopt Me' button below the picture of the artwork.