Nicola McInally - 'Melodic Memory'
Grampian Hospitals Art Trust is excitied to present ‘Melodic Memory’ by Nicola McInally, the new exhibition in the Small Gallery at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
Nicola is an Edinburgh based artist who graduated from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen in 2001. Since graduating Nicola has exhibited throughout Scotland. Her work has explored a variety of themes including auditory experiences and human dynamics. All the artwork has the same consistent goal; materialising the transient.
'This exhibition is an exploration of human interaction and the memories of these encounters we are left with. In a society which is increasingly engaging with other people without being physically present, I felt compelled to create a series of artworks that explore the dynamics between people in groups and on a one to one basis. Creating the work was a very physical experience and I felt my brain was engaging in a different way for each art work.
Before working on a painting I would begin with a rough sketch, the painting became a dialogue between all the components, with some pieces constantly changing until all the shapes and colours seemed placated and in harmony with each other. I usually work with a wide variety of materials, but for these pieces I have exclusively used oil paints so there is a unity between all the artworks.
Personal space is explored in “Coming out of their Shells”; I enjoyed creating the sense that something is being communicated amongst all the shapes. Each painting has its own communication system in place, just in the same way that every family, lovers and groups of friends, have their own intimate rules of behaviour which are unique to them.
It was important to have vibrant colours that reverberate with each other to represent the positive feelings after engaging with loved ones or from the reminiscing rush of random memories that come to the fore, igniting the senses. The memory conjured from a song or smell can give a fleeting feeling of being in another time or with others. In this show the memory of such interactions is the main inspiration for my work.'
Nicola McInally 2013
For more information on Nicola's work go to www.nicolamcinally.com
‘Melodic Memory’ will run from Wednesday 17th July 2013 until Friday 6th September 2013, in the Small Gallery at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
GHAT @ His Majesty's Theatre
Martin R Nelson's exhibition 'Somewhere Between in the Dress Circle Bar Gallery, HMT
Grampian Hospitals Art Trust partnership with His Majesty’s Theatre means that each year GHAT will create four exhibitions in the Dress Circle Bar Gallery in His Majesty’s Theatre.
For the second exhibition of 2013, GHAT presents Martin R Nelson’s exhibition ‘Somewhere Between’.
“Somewhere Between” refers to Martin’s art as being somewhere between printmaking and sculpture, an infusion of both two and three dimensionality. He employs a highly mathematical approach to his work, creating forms of precision and exactitude, the counterbalance of curved and straight lines reveal how he both anchors and liberates form from the abstract entity that is the number.
Martin was born in London and lived in Yorkshire before finally settling down in Aberdeenshire. After graduating with a BA (Hons) Sculpture Degree in 2007 and thereafter with a MFA Degree 2008 at Gray’s School of Art Martin began both constructing and working from his “Cowden Studio” premises. His work has been shown in both solo and group exhibitions throughout the UK and purchased by collectors both nationally and internationally.
The exhibition will run until Saturday 27th July 2013 - contact HMT box office for theatre opening hours.
Any funds raised by GHAT will contribute to the placement of artworks which benefit patients and visitors in healthcare spaces across the NHS Grampian area from Forres to Stonehaven, to assist with the development of our patient centred arts sessions at Woodend Hospital and Roxburghe House, and the funding for THE SPACE on the ARI site.
Artroom @ Woodend
Outside WRVS Cafe, Woodend Hospital
12th December 2012 to 20th March 2013.
Grampian Hospitals Art Trust is delighted to present an exhibition of paintings by patients who attend the Specialist Rehabilitation Units at Woodend Hospital.
The Artroom project was established in the Specialist Rehabilitation Units at Woodend in January 2011. The art sessions are tailored to meet the needs of each individual, and encourage patients to explore their own creativity using a variety of art materials and techniques.
The Artroom project at Woodend is funded by GHAT, The Morningfield Association, The Big Lottery and The Friends of Woodend Hospital.
Phase Two Canteen, March 2012 - ongoing
Grampian Hospitals Art Trust has been providing art for hospital wards, clinics and public NHS areas for over 25 years. During this time the collection has obtained 4,600+ artworks which are exhibited from as far apart as Dr Gray’s in Elgin to the Kincardine Community Hospital in Stonehaven.
This exhibition celebrates some of your favourite artists that are represented throughout the hospitals; Donald Addison, Bob Batchelor, Lennox Dunbar, James Furneaux,
Claire Roberts, Michael Waight and Frances Walker.