Who would have thought birds and skulls go together? We do now! We love Yvonne’s creative use of stitches and colour. And where did she get those headphones?!
Yvonne says, “This is an ode to Frida (Kahlo). My inspiration was Mexico and the Day of the Dead. I love Frida Kahlo and the bright colours … appliqué is a craft I haven’t done before, so I find the group is teaching me new skills and I love seeing it come together.”
With a passion for reminiscence and the help of a huge back catalogue of songs from every genre, Edinburgh’s premier Cabaret singer and host will be singing in the new year with songs that cheer us up and bring us together. The unifying effect of music is powerful and Annabel is delighted to be back for 2019.
Patients and staff alike have been clearly enjoying the healing power of song. New friends at the St John’s Stroke Unit proclaimed ‘You are really treating us to something very special here!’ as staff and patients danced to the music.
Annabel has had a great time connecting with patients and she looks to the coming year to build upon these positive bonds. She will be visiting the activity rooms and going bed to bed with her unique brand of entertainment and chat, inviting you to join her in singing together, sharing stories, laughing, dancing or simply sitting back and enjoying some entertainment.
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:
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.