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ART IN HEALTHCARE Exhibition at Inverleith House

by Art in Healthcare | Edinburgh
Date of event: 07/06/19 - 16/06/19

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.

As well as transforming healthcare environments, Art in Healthcare employs professional freelance artists to provide art activity for a wide range of people, often working with community health partners to support improved mental health.  The benefits of this approach can be wide ranging including better health and wellbeing due to improved self-confidence, connecting socially, enjoyment and pride in achievement. 

A programme of dementia inclusive art workshops will take place alongside the ART IN HEALTHCARE exhibition at Inverleith House and can be booked in advance by contacting Art in Healthcare. 

For those who want to get more involved, there are a number of ways to support the charity including the Friends scheme, Adopt an Artwork and opportunities to volunteer. 

The Inverleith House exhibition is supported by BTO Solicitors LLP and Close Brothers.