POSTED ON: 7th of May 2019
Attributes ÔÇô Lilies and Acanthus (2) by Victoria Crowe
As a national charity based in Edinburgh, Art in Healthcare installs works of art from a collection of over 1,600 works of contemporary art in a wide range of healthcare settings around Scotland including hospitals, care homes, hospices and treatment centres. The ART IN HEALTHCARE exhibition at the Inverleith House Gallery in the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, 7-16 June, explains how this national collection is used to humanise medical and care environments and how it impacts positively for health and wellbeing. The first floor gallery will also present the annual Art in Healthcare fundraising exhibition to support the work of the charity in the coming year. A wide range of work will be presented by well established, mid-career and emerging artists, all of whom have at least one piece in the Art in Healthcare lending collection. The exhibition will feature a range of work by the charity’s Patrons - Dr Barbara Rae CBE RA RSA and Victoria Crowe OBE FRSE RSA.
Hospitals, care homes, hospices and treatment centres are very different environments to art galleries and the experience of being a patient or visitor is often associated with stress and anxiety. In this situation, the opportunity to engage with visual art can offer something very particular including reassurance, comfort and distraction. Many of the artists Art in Healthcare works with particularly value having their art displayed in a healthcare setting knowing that their work will have this power to connect with people at times of need.
The Inverleith House exhibition is supported by BTO Solicitors LLP, Close Brothers Asset Management and GreatArt Supplies. Art in Healthcare is working in partnership with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh as part of the Connect with Nature Festival 2019.
New Gate - Ceide by Barbara Rae
SPONSORED BY BTO Solicitors LLP, Close Brothers Asset Management & GreatArt Supplies