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The Art in Hospital project at Inverclyde Renal Unit has contributed to a two day presentation by Lisa Ancliffe, Senior Specialist Occupational Therapist, Renal and Urology Services at Guy and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. This is part of UK Kidney Week virtual 2020, which includes a series of educational sessions using a virtual platform held over a two week period, starting on Monday 5th October, through to Thursday 15th October.

Click on the image below for some examples of the artwork and feedback.

Click HERE for more information about UK Kidney Week.


Keep your eyes peeled for these posters hand painted by Art in Hospital artist Andrew Kerr.

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World Alzheimer's Month is the international campaign by Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. World Alzheimer's Month was launched in 2012. World Alzheimer's Day is on 21 September each year. 

2 out of every 3 people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries. The impact of World Alzheimer's Month is growing, but the stigmatisation and misinformation that surrounds dementia remains a global problem that requires global action.

Alzheimer Scotland marks 40years of action. In the video below Henry Simmons the Chief Executive reflects on the organisations work and what innovation means to Alzheimer Scotland.




"Notes on relational optics. 

(or… what lens did I use and what it felt like to use it, how it affected my physical proximity to people and things and how it determined a photograph)

Margaret Salmon presents a technician’s diary and slideshow of photographs made in collaboration with G20 Youth Festival, a non-profit youth club based in Maryhill, Glasgow." 

LUX Scotland.

Image: Margaret Salmon, Untitled, 2020. Courtesy the artist

The People's Picture

Rainbows for the NHS

‘Rainbows for the NHS’ is a giant interactive ‘mosaic of hope’, made up of thousands of pictures and stories, submitted to the People’s Picture during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can explore the mosaic and the many lives of the NHS, key workers, carers and people from across the country.

The People’s Picture launched the project at London Piccadilly Lights on Monday 22 June 2020 and called out for people to submit their pictures and stories. Landsec and Ocean Outdoor donated the iconic screen as part of their community engagement programme which has continued throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

After collecting thousands of photos and stories, the final artwork has become a giant interactive online mosaic for the 72nd birthday of the NHS and will be extended nationally as multiple artworks in partnership with Landsec. People’s Picture hopes it will become a historic legacy piece for the NHS."

The People's Picture

Both photos above were selected to be included in the interactive mosaic, and were taken at the Inverclyde Royal where Art In Hospital deliver their remote project.


Rónán Collins, Geriatrician and Stroke Physician

Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 2015.

Professor Rónán Collins is a Consultant Physician in Geriatric and Stroke Medicine at Tallaght University Hospital and National Clinical Lead for Stroke.  

This conversation between Rónán Collins and Emma Eager was recorded in January 2020 and has been edited for clarity and length.



Watch online: A Tribute to Black Women (They don’t get a chance) – Ann Carney & Barbara Phillips (1986)

June 9th - 16TH

"This video was made as an educational resource for schools in the late 1980s, A Tribute To Black Women was produced by the Black Women’s Media Project and WITCH. The film shows a group of young women on the streets of Liverpool using vox pop interviews, to ask people “How many famous Black women can you name who aren’t either sportswomen or entertainers?” Mostly the folks of Liverpool draw a blank – making the point that too little is known or taught about Black women...The video focuses on the careers of two women seldom mentioned in school history books – Harriet Tubman and Mary Seacole." (Cinenova)


Mary Seacole was a British Jamaican nurse and business woman who set up the 'British Hotel' in the Crimean War. More information about her life and work can be found HERE.

Photograph of Mary Seacole, c. 1873, unknown photographer. Public domain image.


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In the wake of George Floyd's death and the consequent Black Lives Matters protests the Tate have curated material around their collections that focus on the lives of Black artists and the stories behind their work. There are reading lists, audio and film interviews with prominent artists, and responses to the Tate's collections  from their Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic Network and more.

Today is a celebration of the art being made in care homes. One of the Art in Hospital projects is at Greenfield Park Care Home, and we have been running art sessions there for over twenty years. We have been continuing to work remotely with the residents and staff during this uncertain period, and wonderful artwork continues to be made. 

'It's been great to have the continued support from Art in Hospital during this difficult time. They have continued to support us from afar! From calling to speak with residents and our activity team, checking in via email, to sending us art supplies for staff and residents. They continue to be an integral part of our team and have adapted to ensure they are still a part of our residents' lives - Thankyou!!'
Robert Murray - manager of Greenfield Park Care Home

We have been massively helped by Greenfield Park' s activities coordinators Cammy, Jo and Michaela who have distributed art materials, kept us up to date on residents and facilitated residents to make artworks in our absence. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank them, Robert Murray and all of the staff and residents at Greenfield Park Care Home.

To see more of the work being

made follow us on instagram:

CLICK HERE to see artwork made by Helen Scott, and HERE to see work made by Matthew Brady, they both attended the sessions at Greenfield Park, and were prolific artists!

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Image: John Cameron 'Untitled' (detail), colour pencil on paper, 2020




Maria Doyle and Neil Bickerton discuss Art in Hospital and its response to Covid 19.

Arts Culture Health and Wellbeing Scotland:

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Keeping the Conversation Going: Loneliness and Social Isolation

An online discussion of creative responses to loneliness and social isolation in Scotland during COVID-19.

A free online event in collaboration with members of  Arts Culture Health and Wellbeing Scotland with the spotlight on creative responses to loneliness and social isolation at this time. Join us to explore the essential role arts and health organisations and practitioners have been playing during the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to play beyond it. With inputs from arts and health practitioners and plenty of scope for discussion, join us to discuss ideas for creative renewal, practice and recovery, against the backdrop of the increased loneliness and social isolation generated by the lock-down.


  • Robbie McGhee, Chair of Arts, Culture, Health and Wellbeing Scotland and Associate Director, Art in Hospital

  • Jan-Bert van den Berg, Director, Artlink

  • Claire Stevens, Chief Executive, Voluntary Health Scotland

  • Christina Liddell, Choreographer and Catriona MacIntyre, Arts Activities Coordinator, Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity 

COVID-19 research in Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities

 " People from all minority ethnic groups (apart from Chinese and mixed-race groups) are at greater risk of becoming very sick with COVID-19 than the white population in the UK. In particular, black men and women are nearly twice as likely as white people to die from COVID-19. We need to understand why and tackle this urgently through health research. "


To find out more about how you can take part in the research click on the link above.


International Nurses' Day is celebrated around the world each year on 12 May, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. This year in particular it was an extra special occasion because not only does it fall during International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, it also marked the 200th anniversary of Nightingale’s birth. Here are some photographs from around PDRU, where one of Art in Hospital's projects is based. Click here for a short video.

Click here for more information on the Royal College of Nursing's site.

Responding to covid-19: Sharing stories from creative professionals across the UK

"The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance, Arts Culture Health and Wellbeing Scotland, the Wales Arts, Health & Wellbeing Network and Arts Care (Northern Ireland) have come together as a partnership of organisations and networks across the UK to find ways to support the culture, health and wellbeing sector during covid-19 and beyond.

Creative professionals have begun to weave their way through this crisis, to adapt and respond in a multitude of ways that comprehend the complexity of covid-19 and all its ramifications, but remain true to the generous principles and professionalism within socially engaged practice.

We have asked five freelance creative professionals engaging with health and wellbeing from each nation to reflect on their responses."



Portrait of Dr Elizabeth Oomen who is a doctor at Gartnavel General hospital in Glasgow, by Hugh Gillan.




"Originally planned to coincide with Glasgow International 2020, this exhibition comprises works by a range of painters, across generations. Conceived as a reprise of the first show mounted at 42 Carlton Place (2012), it includes some of the artists shown then, some who’ve been exhibited here subsequently, and some new names."

42 Carlton Place

Anonymous, sketch of farm buildings, 1840, oil on canvas on board, 28 x 29 cm. Courtesy of Carlton Place.


Background Artwork by Lily Ross 'Untitled'  Watercolour on paper 2019

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