Rhona Taylor - 'Typology'
My work explores thresholds, barriers, boundaries and transitions. Places and spaces form the starting point of my research, particularly their light, colour, scale and form, how they change over time and are linked to identity.
I’m interested in the ways in which we classify. My studio practice looks at how things are ordered, constructed and fit together, and what happens at the point where different elements, fragments or components meet. Research has taken me to many interesting places, and allowed me to make work in collaboration with a diverse range of organisations including the Human Genetics Unit at the Western General Hospital, the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic and Port Edgar Marina.
The work in this exhibition is based mainly on places in Scotland -- including the Firth of Forth, industrial parts of East Lothian and much of the West Coast -- as well as a recent trip to Rajasthan in India.
I trained at Edinburgh College of Art, and now work from a studio in Edinburgh as well as at Edinburgh Printmakers. I work mainly in painting, but also printmaking, sculpture and film.
Susie Hunt - 'Concealed and Revealed'
A figurative painter as well as exploring landscape, Susie Hunt has recently been investigating the ambiguity of images taken from old film. She has enjoyed engaging with the half remembered, the monochromatic and family connections. When an old film of her father Graham Hunt, plus forgotten family from the 30's came to light she found it an irresistible source of imagery.
These half hidden glimpses combined with feelings of nostalgia have been a strong theme for this past year and the results are exhibited here.
Susie Hunt lives near Kemnay, Aberdeenshire. At her studio she finds a combination of working and teaching encourages artistic understanding through conversation and collaboration.
Students are offered instruction in watercolour techniques on their morning or evening classes and visiting tutors add variety. In her own work Susie enjoys experimentation and pushes the accepted boundaries of watercolour.
Susie founded North East Open Studios Event in 2004 and in September 2013 all those involved celebrated a successful tenth year. Also this year she has had paintings included with Aberdeen Artists at Aberdeen Art Gallery - The Royal Scottish Watercolour Society at the RSA Edinburgh and in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, R.A. London.
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.