Artroom

Artroom

Artroom is a patient-centred project facilitated by professional artists and writers. The ethos of Artroom is that every patient has the potential to be an artist and/or writer in their own right. The project practitioners draw on many years worth of developed skill and experience to ensure the art and writing sessions are accessible to all participants, contributing to the improvement of quality of life for patients in day unit and in-patient ward care. 

 Creativity is encouraged using a range of professional materials including an extensive collection of art books. Patients have the opportunity to explore and experiment with techniques and practices such as mark making, drawing, painting, printmaking and photography.

 The writer at Roxburghe House facilitates a range of creative writing practices that include life writing – from cookbooks to memoirs – and fiction writing – both prose and poetry. Patients also have the opportunity to create beautiful hardcover books in any genre they choose.

 Artroom supports individual creativity and art and writing sessions take place in either a shared studio environment or one-to-one.

Latest news….

Artist Profile – Donna Briggs

Artist Profile – Donna Briggs

We are giving a shout-out to one of our Artroom artists, Donna McCracken (Donna Briggs), who is a creative practitioner at our Roxburghe House project. Donna has worked with us for sixteen years and has exhibited with GHAT, delivered workshops like bookbinding and...

Artroom at Roxburghe House

Artroom at Roxburghe House

Artroom always begins with a conversation. When artists are working in wards, they ask if people would like to come and try some art. The most common answers were "I can't draw" and "I wasn't good at art at school". Neither of those things are required to try your...

Our Artroom Projects

Artroom Coordinator

Jo Hastie |  jo.hastie@nhs.scot

01224 554399

Art Office
Grampian Hospitals At Trust
Foresterhill
Aberdeen
AB25 2ZN