Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation Art Collection

The Pelican Gallery at the RIE, 11 November 2016 – 13 January 2017

The vision of Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation is of healthier, longer lives for the people of Lothian. It invests in the promotion of better health and wellbeing across Edinburgh and the Lothians, making a difference to people’s lives on a local, regional and national level.

Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation holds an extensive collection of some 2,700 artworks. In December 2015 ELHF appointed the Royal Scottish Academy to deliver a comprehensive artwork collection management strategy. This will focus on gathering information and creating a complete catalogue of works in the collection, providing the foundations for interpretation of the collection and the re-hang of work across NHS Lothian sites.

As part of this approach, the collection will be opened out for engagement with the hospital communities, inviting feedback on artworks and where work could be displayed in the future. This exhibition acts as a starting point to this process, presenting a small body of work of the most recent artworks gifted to the ELHF Collection from the RSA.

If you would like to find out more information about the Edinburgh and Lothian Health Foundation Collection please contact Arts Manager Susan Grant via the website:

 

www.elhf.co.uk

elhf@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Look to the Skies

 

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2 November 2016 – 13 January 2017

A new exhibition at St John’s Gallery bringing together individuals from the hospital and local community who share an interest in bird watching.

The theme of the exhibition was inspired by  John Gordon, a regular participant at Artlink activities in West Lothian. ‘Look to the skies’ is a title originally penned by John, inspired from a body of work created around his interest in bird watching. His passion goes as far back to his childhood when he would go on bird spotting trips with his father.

Since 2014 John and Artlink West Lothian have been exploring this interest, getting out and about bird watching and focusing his artwork into more practical bird watching uses such as local Avian maps, personalised bird logs, drawings and posters displayed here as part of this exhibition.

This exhibition brings together birding enthusiasts and photographers from across West Lothian and further afield. They share in the same passion as John, observing and photographing the many different species and habitats of bird wildlife in our local countryside.

Scottish Book Trust Book Week

As part of Book Week and in collaboration with Susan Grant, Arts Manager, ELHF, Miss Annabel Sings organised a series of performance informed by a free book of short stories commissioned by Scottish Book Trust.  Here are some of the photos of the artists performing at the events  across The REH, Western, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and St John’s.