Incidental Interiors – Workshop and Curator’s Tours

As part of the ‘Incidental Interiors’ exhibition currently on in The Suttie Arts Space, ARI, GHAT will be hosting a series of workshops and tours for you to join in. Anna Shirron ‘Incidental Interiors’ creative workshops Date: Saturday 29th July, 10am – 3pm Location: The Suttie Arts Space, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Information: In response to the exhibition, Anna Shirron will be running 2 workshops on Saturday 29th July in The Suttie Arts Space, ARI. Papercutting workshop – a creative workshop exploring some of the ideas and skills of papercutting. You will have the opportunity to design and create a cut out to take home and frame. Suitable for beginners although not suitable for children. Spaces limited. Paperweaving workshop – a child friendly drop in workshop where you can try out some of the different types of paper weaving. Suitable for beginners and children! The papercutting workshop is free of charge however spaces are limited. Please contact to book a place. ‘Incidental Interiors’ Curator’s Tour Date: Friday 21st July, 2-3pm and Wednesday 2nd August, 12-1pm Location: Meet at The Suttie Arts Space, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Tour information: Join the Curators of The Suttie Arts Space on an alternative tour of the hospital, using Rachel Barron’s unique map, made for the exhibition.  Rachel’s map uses unnoticed everyday objects within the hospital architecture as landmarks in her ‘Alternative Navigation System’ which takes you from The Suttie Arts Space to the opposite end of the hospital.  Both tours are free but booking is required.  If you want to come along please contact

Mark-1 The world’s first whole-body MRI Scanner

Mark-1 is the world’s first clinically-used whole-body MRI Scanner, designed and built in the late 1970s by physicists and technical staff in the Medical Physics Department of the University of Aberdeen. It was used in 1980 for the first-ever diagnostic MRI body scan. More than 1000 patients were scanned on Mark-1 before it was replaced in 1983. The story of MRI began in Aberdeen in the early 1960s, when a young researcher named John Mallard studied the magnetic properties of electrons in tissue samples. John Mallard moved to Aberdeen in 1965, to take up the newly-created Chair of Medical Physics. Professor Mallard was still very interested in the possible medical uses of magnetic resonance, and he appointed Jim Hutchison to work on this. In the early 1970s Jim started putting together equipment to measure magnetic resonance signals from hydrogen in tissue samples. in 2013 GHAT was asked to house Mark-1 in The Suttie Arts Space which was still at planning stage. Mark-1 is now on permanent display in The Suttie Arts Space, alongside a documentary film by Rob Page (Schedule D Productions), which was commissioned by GHAT as part of an ongoing interpretation project.    

Making Connections

The Suttie Arts Space GHATReport 2016 Making Connections (abridged)