The Small Gallery

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Current exhibition

Jean Firth – Turn and Run, The Monkeys Ride

Jean Firth – Turn and Run, The Monkeys Ride

Turn and Run, The Monkeys Ride – by Jean Firth

The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary – open 24 hours

8 February – 17 April 2020

Jean Firth is an award-winning artist from the Borders town of Hawick, living and working in Aberdeen. Jean’s work is mostly painting and sewing which is influenced by her family and early life experiences.

Jean graduated from Gray’s School of Art in 2018. She has a studio at the Northern Arts Club.

Through the process of painting, Jean turns photos and memories of growing up into myths. They begin to drift away from reality, into surreal forms of remembering and making.             

The exhibition is based on a selection of photos from 2003 – of birthdays, Christmas, and one of many camping trips to the Allan Water by Jean and her family. Following the recent loss of Jean’s father, his presence (and absence) in the works is strongly felt. The contrast between the innocence of the children in the paintings and the forced maturity of losing a parent puts a tender slant on each piece.

There is a contrast between the series of paintings on metal and the soft fabric pieces. They started as images of her mother – but become a closer comfort to the children in the photos.

Previous exhibitions

Jean Firth – Turn and Run, The Monkeys Ride

Turn and Run, The Monkeys Ride - by Jean Firth The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary - open 24 hours 8 February - 17 April 2020 Jean Firth is an award-winning artist from the Borders town of Hawick, living and working in Aberdeen. Jean’s work is...

Sounding Boards and Landing Boards

'Sounding Boards and Landing Boards' The Suttie Arts Space and The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary 28 September – 17 November 2019 This year Grampian Hospitals Art Trust (GHAT) announced the first of its annual exhibition prize for new graduates...

Artroom Exhibition

Saturday 13th July – Thursday 19th September This group exhibition has been curated to highlight the diverse range of work by the professional artists and writers who deliver the Grampian Hospitals Art Trust Artroom project across 4 NHS Grampian sites. It...

From Where Do We See? | Curated by Dr Silvia Casini

23rd April - 11th July 2019 The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Retrospective narratives of biomedical innovation tend to omit the role played by aesthetics and craft skills, framing them as peripheral to science and privileging theory creation over practical...

Shakir Maghul | Healing Colours

12th February - 21st April 2019 The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Shakir Maghul’s exhibition explores the idea that colours can have a psychological impact on someone’s attitude. Do they really have an effect on our mood and do they really influence us?...

Kim Rebecca | The Birdwatcher

17th December 2018 - 10th February 2019   Kim Rebecca is a painter based in Glasgow, and studied Contemporary Textile Practice at Norwich University College of the Arts (2006-2009). She is drawn to exploring the green spaces that pepper the city and surround it. Her...

Paolo Doyle | Reclamation

29th October - 16th December Paolo Doyle (b. 1963) is a Scottish artist living and working near Collieston on the north-east coast. HIs work is figurative, imaginative, and aims to engender contemporary narratives while maintaining traditional disciplines of...

Thomas Cameron | Winter Gardens

3rd September - 28th October 2018 Thomas Cameron works with images of the seemingly ordinary, places and situations that are often overlooked due to their familiarity. Working with a wide range of reference materials and subjects, his recent paintings focus on...

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