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.

A book featuring writing and artwork produced in Artroom can be purchased for £10 from the GHAT shop or accessed online.
Artroom Zines

Artroom Zines

Since the beginning of the year, the Artroom team, along with GHAT Graphics Officer Brad Newman, have been creating and distributing weekly Artroom Zines. These zines are delivered to wards across Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Woodend Hospital, Royal Cornhill Hospital and...

Working with clay

Working with clay

The Artroom Team were excited to drop off Art Packs containing clay and modelling tools last week to a number of the artists attending virtual Artroom sessions. We took some time to get a feel for the material and chatted about the times we had seen clay before....

Experimenting with paper

Experimenting with paper

In our latest virtual sessions, we have been trying out a technique called Quilling. We all worked together to make tools with what we could find around us. After trying out some basic methods to quill new shapes, everyone used these shapes to create their collage,...

Our Artroom Projects

Artroom Coordinator

Jo Hastie |  jo.hastie@nhs.scot

01224 554399

Art Office
Grampian Hospitals At Trust
Foresterhill
Aberdeen
AB25 2ZN