The Small Gallery

The Small Gallery

 

 

 

Current exhibition

Katie Hammond and Alison Gray | INSCAPE

Katie Hammond and Alison Gray | INSCAPE

: the essential quality of a creature, thing, or form; it’s distinctive beauty.

9th July – 2nd September 2018

INSCAPE is a collaborative exhibition by recent graduates of Gray’s School of Art, Alison Gray and Katie Hammond. They have come together to explore and conceptualise the relationship between man and the landscape by abstracting it and imputing personal human meaning and emotion to the land, yet the works are void of any physical human figure.

‘Solivagant’: a word coined by Robert Macfarlane; ‘to wander alone’, underlines the notion of being at one with the landscape, seeing it and being in solitude within your own thoughts and feelings. Therefore the works are not empty, they are full of human meaning, natural and man-made history which is represented by the processes worked and re-worked, added and subtracted, only to add paint again.

They are reminiscent of the Norse word ‘Bliekr’ described by Macfarlane as a word through which the bone shows. This too, mimics the extremely slow processes and deep time and geological history, revealing the structures and movement beneath the surface. The land’s bones and archaeology lives and breathes alongside us. It is often described by Macfarlane as a living entity that feels and sees. “It watches us arrive, it will watch us leave” reminding us that time will continue without us; nature is always moving and evolving. It reveals the relentlessness and persistence of nature through its tensions but also its moments that lull us into a dreamlike calm.

All work is for sale and available to buy in The GHAT Shop.

Previous exhibitions

Katie Hammond and Alison Gray | INSCAPE

: the essential quality of a creature, thing, or form; it’s distinctive beauty. 9th July - 2nd September 2018 INSCAPE is a collaborative exhibition by recent graduates of Gray’s School of Art, Alison Gray and Katie Hammond. They have come together to...

Eilidh McNair | Alignments

14 May - 8 July 2018 The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Eilidh McNair is a Scottish based artist working across multiple disciplines, including drawing, sculpture and weaving. Her work explores the rules of perspective, geometric forms and...

Gill Russell | Waterlines

19 March - 13 May 2018 The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Gill Russell is an artist interested in places of ‘significance’ and how they resonate in the landscape. She works across a range of forms and media, including installation, audio-visual,...

Andrea Turner | Song of the River

‘Song of the River’, by Andrea Turner, is a love story of the heart and to the land which is set along the River Findhorn in Moray. As well as a series of paintings, poem and music, Andrea Turner has also produced a book which incorporates the images and...

Sally Duguid | Grids, continued…….

The current exhibition in The Small Gallery, ARI is 'Grids, continued.......' by Aberdeen artist Sally Duguid. Sally has a studio in the new artist hub Anatomy Rooms based in Marischal college.  Her work is concerned with the structure, rigidity and...

Kyle Noble | Forest Magick

The next exhibition in The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, is ‘Forest Magick’ by North East artist Kyle Noble. Kyle’s practice has a strong drawn element mixing automatic drawing, Chinese landscape aesthetics and layers of varnish. Over the last...

Icarus Owen and Douglas Weir | Scotland’s North East Coast

A Photographic Collaboration Photographers Icarus Owen and Douglas Weir have been working in collaboration for the last two years. Through a mutual respect for the coastal landscape they decided in 2016-2017 to focus their efforts on the North East in a...

Mary Golden | Walking the Moor

Walking the Moor Zooming Out – Zooming In Mary Golden Opens Wednesday 1st March, 6.30-8pm The new exhibition in The Small Gallery, ARI is by landsape painter Mary Golden. After studying art at Hertfordshire College of Art and Design and...

Karen Beattie | mindcandy

The next exhibition in The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, is ‘mindcandy’ by North East based artist Karen Beattie. Working primarily in acrylic on canvas, and sometimes collage, Karen is interested in what it feels like to live amidst the...

Classified: Jen Bradley

‘Classified’ by Jen Bradley, in the Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, from 18th September to 14th November.

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Applications

GHAT are looking for submissions for exhibitions for the Small Gallery.

For further information please contact

Exhibition Curators

Fraser MacDonald | fraser.macdonald@nhs.net
Tamsin Greenlaw |  tamsin.greenlaw@nhs.net

01224 551776

The Suttie Arts Space
Grampian Hospitals At Trust
Foresterhill
Aberdeen
AB25 2ZN