In the spirit of NHSG Feelgood Friday posts, each Friday GHAT will highlight links to arts activity you may find interesting. This will include information about upcoming GHAT activity and links to other organisations. We also have a Feelgood Friday newsletter which will be sent to our mailing list with the weekly updates.

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Liminal Lives: A Postal Project

Circus ArtsSpace in Inverness current Graduate intern, Isabel McLeish, is running the project Liminal Lives, where you have the opportunity to be a part of a Scotland-wide postcard project. To create and submit a postcard to this exciting project you will find details on the Circus ArtSpace website.

Deadline for submissions is 31st August 2020, your postcard will then be included in an exhibition in Inverness in Spring 2021.

 

Edinburgh Art Festival Online

Explore Edinburgh Art Festival 2020 online. They have invited 10 artists from previous festivals to work with them throughout this years festival period. Their work combines work from their archives plus new commissions which include online screenings and live performances.

If you are lucky enough to get to Edinburgh you will see a small number of projects appearing in public sites around the city. The Festival runs up to 30 August 2020.

Cample Line Book Group

Cample Line in Dumfries and Galloway are currently running their book group, film screenings and children’s activities online. This months book is Weather by Jenny Offill, and the group is meeting on 26 August. Go to their website for details of how to get involved.

You can also book tickets for their Screenings at Home programme, with tickets prices ranging from free up to £5. This weeks film is Sleep Furiously by directed by Gideon Koppel.

Cove Park Hands-On

Hands-On is Cove Park’s community engagement project. Based in Argyle and Bute, they provide free workshops for children and young people and talks and events for the local community.  Hands-On was launched in April as their regular series of events could no longer take place.

You can access their archive of Hands-On workshops on their website. This includes a wide variety of activities, including how to makes  a weavers loom and how to create a pop-up sculpture,

Frances Walker at 90

Aberdeen based artist Frances Walker celebrates her 90th birthday next week. Peacock Visual Arts are creating a programme of events to celebrate their 46 years association with her. You can read about the work they have done with one of Scotlands most highly regarded living artist on the Peacock’s website.

As part of the GHAT Art Collection, there are 194 of Frances’s artworks, including painting and prints, on display in various NHS Grampian hospitals site across the North East of Scotland.

#BelmontRecommends

While on lockdown the Belmont Filmhouse have also been producing their weekly newsletter. #BelmontRecommends has tips and suggestions from their staff for films, books articles, music and more. You can read issue 18 here!

Collective: Loose Parts Play Friday

During the period of closure Collective in Edinburgh have created a 14 week series of play activities for children to encourage their creativity, innovation and problem-solving. ‘The term ‘loose parts play’ was coined by architect Simon Nicholson in 1971, and describes materials which can be moved, carried, manipulated, combined, lined up, stacked, knocked over, taken apart and put back together in multiple different ways.’

You can still find Loose Parts Play Friday on their website, which may come in handy for the rest of the school holidays!

Quarantine Workbook

As part of last years Nuart Festival. Portuguese curator and architect, Lara Seixo Rodrigues, held a 2-day graffiti workshop for over 65’s.  This year Lara and her team have created the ‘Quarantine Workbook‘ as a response to isolation and loneliness created by the lockdown, and especially to help combat the isolation of the elderly.

The workbook is a collection of illustrations to colour, stories, puzzles, embroidery patterns and many more activities to ‘occupy time and feed the soul‘.

Slow Marathon 2020: Under One Sky

Deveron Projects, in Huntly, are working on a collaborative project with artist Iman Tajik, ‘Slow Marathon 2020: Under One Sky Together through participants daily walks they hope to reach a cumulative distance of approx.42,000km/26,000miles around the world, taking them across many borders but all under one sky. Every mile and km count, from circumnavigating your room, right up to walking a full marathon in a day.

There are currently 281 walkers taking part from around the globe who have walked over 14,000 miles so far. As well as counting their miles the walkers are also being asked to take a photo of the sky from their walks which will be included in a final large scale artwork.

You can still take part by registering here to start adding your walks.

Climavore: Recipe Book

ATLAS Arts in Portree on the Isle of Skye, has started to put together an online recipe book as part fo their CLIMAVORE apprenticeship programme. The programme is an island-wide partnership with local restaurants, food producers and Portree High School. All recipes are from ingredients sourced on the island but are also available in your local shops.

CLIMAVORE is a long term project led by artists Cooking Sections. It looks at ways of eating, environmental regeneration, the environmental effects of aquaculture and the changing shores of Portree.

Degree Shows Guide/2020

a-n magazine has published a guide to all this year’s degree shows, highlighting work and featuring interviews from graduating artist from across the UK. Lecturers also share their thoughts on the ideas and themes in the student’s work.  You can download the guide here.

You can find more interviews and news on the a-n website as the degree shows continue to roll out across the country.

Home is where the Art is

The National Galleries of Scotland have put together a treasure trove of activities for kids of all ages. Taking inspiration from 14 artworks in their collection, they have created over 50 activities to enable you to make your own discoveries about art while at home. This ‘pick ‘n’ mix Creative Curriculum’ has been designed to explore at your own pace and develop your creative skills!

Grays School of Art Virtual Degree Show 2020

Launch 6.30 pm, Friday 10th July

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gray’s School of ArtLook Again and Aberdeen based design agency Design and Code, have partnered to create a fully immersive Virtual Degree Show in collaboration with the 2020 graduating students.

The degree show will be launched this evening, 10 July, at 6.30 pm online with and opening club night. You can join in here.

‘Grampian Hospitals Art Trust on COVID’
by Sally Thomson, GHAT Director

Sally Thomson, Director of Grampian Hospitals Art Trust, has written this article for Creative Scotland giving us her thoughts, memories and learning from lockdown and what we are planning for the future.

Creative Scotland in one of GHAT’s funders and over the years has supported us to deliver a diverse range of arts projects across NHS Grampian sites.

The Gaiety Theatre’s Lockdown Season

The GaietyTheatre in Ayr has launched a new online programme of theatre, workshops and events. You can watch shows and lives streams as well as sign up for workshops ranging from drama and filmmaking though to music and visual art.

The Devil’s Chord or a Tap on the Shoulder
by Sally O’Reilly (for Cabinet Magazine)

Cabinet Magazine has published this interesting article from writer and artist Sally O’Reilly. It explores the use of sound created in Intensive Care Units.

Photo-Recipes: Spinach Anthotype

Streetlevel Photoworks in Glasgow has created photo-recipe cards for a fun photographic process to try at home using materials you can easily find in cupboards. This Spinach Anthotype recipe is the second in their series, you can try out the Turmeric Anthoype here. You can download the cards from their website, where they have also a few photographic challenges for you to take part in and Introduction to Photography Workbook.

Patterns of Flora Colouring Book

ATLAS Arts in Portree on the Isle of Skye, is giving you this limited edition colouring book, created by Frances Priest in collaboration with botanist Stephen Bungard, to download for free for a limited time. The book was produced as part of the 2015 commission Patterns of Flora | Mapping Seven Raasay Habitats. You can download it free until the end of July 2020.

Free Drawing School Online Challenge

Hospitalfield in Arbroath has been hosting a free drawing school live online every Monday at 10 am. A different drawing challenge is announced each week for you to get involved in, led by an artist. This month’s classes are led by Isabel Cordeiro, Jade Montserrat and Mandy McIntosh.

Art at Home Activity Sheets

The Friutmarket Gallery in Edinburgh has made their activity sheets for young people available online. Inspired by past exhibitions they range from drawing and collage through to creating your own storyboard. You can download all their activity sheets from their website.

Andrew Lewis’ by Diane May

 

NHS Grampian and GHAT are celebrating the centenary of the formal announcement of the creation of the “Joint Hospitals Scheme”. As part of the larger Amplify Project, funded by Creative Scotland, GHAT is collaborating with NHSG Archives and Aberdeen Performing Arts to explore the creation of the Joint Hospitals Scheme, an essential step into establishing the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary as a pioneering centre when it comes to public health and education. The project focuses on building a historical and emotional bridge between the two centuries, a process that heavily involves the current hospital community and pays homage to the ARI’s legacy

This article about Andrew Lewis, Lord Provost and master fund-raiser for the Joint Hospitals Scheme fundraising campaign, was written Diane May, Amplify project intern and volunteer for NHSG Archives.

Print Club @ Home #1: The No-phone Selfie
(3.45 minutes)

Edinburgh Printmakers usual weekend Print Club for beginners and young people have stopped over the last few months. They have now launched their Print Club @ Home with 2 videos being posted every Saturday morning. Join them online to learn some printing techniques using everyday materials you will find at home!

 

Sculpture Club at Home | Week 3: Dock Leaf Dyeing
(10.29 minutes)

Glasgow Sculpture Studios have launched their Sculpture Club at Home series. This week try some fabric dyeing with plants you can find out and about on your daily walks.

Linocut in Lockdown (1 0f 4)
(5.50 minutes)

Find out what the Studio Manager at Highland Print Studio, John McNaught, has been up to while on lockdown. This is the first episode of his lino cutting and printing at home demonstration. You can see all 4 episodes and the final print here.

 

Live Online Classes
(times vary)

During the lockdown Dance North Scotland has decided to run live online classes their young dancers using zoom. DMG, Junior and Senior Youth Dance Classes are not running on a regular weekly schedule. The weekly timetable and contact details are available on their website.

 

The Walk
(4.18 minutes)

This short film was made in 2019 by 3rd-year Animation students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture (DJCAD) in Dundee. As the alternative to the traditional degree shows which would be starting around this time of year, art schools around Scotland have launched online showcases. DJCAD launched their Graduate Showcase 2020 this week, which includes the graduating students who made this film.

Island
(2.30 minutes)

Island by Max Mörtl & Robert Löbel, was shown as part of the Glasgow Short Film Festival (GSFF) in 2019. It is one of over 20 animations they put online as part of their Family Shorts Series in April 2020. This year’s festival will be on from 17-23 August, and it will now take place entirely online. Their full programme will be announced soon!

Tales of Silver City
(23.44 minutes)

‘Tales of Silver City’ was commissioned as part of the 2019 NUART Festival. It was written and directed by Kristina Borhes and Nazar Tymoshchuk, and consists of five short stories exploring the city of Aberdeen. ‘Each short story incorporates the art on the streets of Aberdeen as the main character. Most of the street works are interconnected with the history of the city, its architecture and citizens, their artworks simultaneously inspire and visualize the storytelling.’

Florence Kaye’ by Diane May

NHS Grampian and GHAT are celebrating the centenary of the formal announcement of the creation of the “Joint Hospitals Scheme”. As part of the larger Amplify Project, funded by Creative Scotland, GHAT is collaborating with NHSG Archives and Aberdeen Performing Arts to explore the creation of the Joint Hospitals Scheme, an essential step into establishing the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary as a pioneering centre when it comes to public health and education. The project focuses on building a historical and emotional bridge between the two centuries, a process that heavily involves the current hospital community and pays homage to the ARI’s legacy

This article about Florence Kaye, matron of ARI and Nurses’ advocate for the implementation of the Joint Hospitals Scheme, was written Diane May, Amplify project intern and volunteer for NHSG Archives.

Origami Activity Sheets!

These free downloadable origami activity sheets were made for Stacey Hunter‘s exhibition, Treasure, in 2019. After a two-month residency in Tokyo and Arita in early 2019, Stacey reinterpreted traditional and contemporary design objects collected from temples, open-air markets and shrines during her journey around Japan for her exhibition in The Suttie Arts Space. You can watch an interview with Stacey talking about her exhibition here

Visitors to the exhibition were invited to sit and try out this traditional craft. The sheets were designed with all levels of skill in mind. Try them out for yourself, there are 6 to choose from!

 

Beach Hut Artist Keiko Mukaide
(4 minutes)

This short film shows you how to make an origami fishing boat. The film was made as part of Keiko Mukaide’s residency with North Light Arts in Dunbar. Keiko created small fishing boats, made from pages of old dictionaries, which were attached to string and strung from ceiling to floor of the Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland Charity shop in Dunbar. You can also see an example of Keiko’s work in the Genetics Genetics Centre in Ashgrove House where she was commissioned to work with the staff to make the department more child friendly.

How To Make A Paper Loch Ness Monster
(13.23 minutes)

If you are looking for a challenge make yourself a Loch Ness Monster. You can find other Scottish themes on the Visit Scotland website. For kids of all ages!

Super Colouring In!

Downloadable colouring in sheets free from Supermundane.  Supermundane is London based artist Rob Lowe. In 2018, he created ‘Super Aberdeen’ for the Look Again Festival. ‘Super Aberdeen’ is a mural which was the result of a project working with Stack Arts Collective and the children from Catherine Street Community Centre. The mural can still be seen at the Catherine Street Community Centre. You can see his interview about the project here.

Glasgow School of Art Showcase 2020 – Sam M Harley
(5.35 minutes)

As the alternative to the traditional degree shows which would be starting around this time of year, art schools around Scotland have launched online showcases. Sam M Harley is a graduate from Glasgow School of Art which is now showing their Graduate Showcase 2020 online. This short film is one of their featured projects and shows how Sam has been managing to create work during the lockdown.

Elizabeth Edmonson’ by Diane May

NHS Grampian and GHAT are celebrating the centenary of the formal announcement of the creation of the “Joint Hospitals Scheme”. As part of the larger Amplify Project, funded by Creative Scotland, GHAT is collaborating with NHSG Archives and Aberdeen Performing Arts to explore the creation of the Joint Hospitals Scheme, an essential step into establishing the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary as a pioneering centre when it comes to public health and education. The project focuses on building a historical and emotional bridge between the two centuries, a process that heavily involves the current hospital community and pays homage to the ARI’s legacy

This article about Elizabeth Edmonson, matron of ARI at the time of the Joint Hospitals Scheme, was written Diane May, Amplify project intern and volunteer for NHSG Archives.

Lee Garson

Lee Garson is a photographer based in Aberdeen who works in street photography and documentary. He has just published his latest work ‘Shoppers‘ featuring Aberdeen during May 2020, showing unique insight into Aberdeen, shopping and social distancing.

 

Furoshiki – Stacey Hunter and Tao-Anas Le Thanh
(3.43 minutes)

Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese way to wrap and carry your shopping, gifts and books. This film shows a few different ways that you can warp fabric using simple knots to create a parcel; or bag. There is no right or wrong way, so please try it out yourself.

This short film was shown as part of Stacey Hunter‘s exhibition, Treasure, in 2019. Visitors were invited to try the traditional Japanese folding technique of Furoshiki. After a two-month residency in Tokyo and Arita in early 2019, Stacey reinterpreted traditional and contemporary design objects collected from temples, open-air markets and shrines during her journey around Japan for her exhibition in The Suttie Arts Space. 

You can watch her exhibition interview here

Writing Art; Creative Writing with Shane Strachan – April 2020
(4.17 minutes)

This short film highlights examples of poetry created during Shane Strachan’s creative writing workshops inspired by the Grampian Hospitals Art Trust Art Collection, in April 2020. Workshop participants had the opportunity to create a new text in response to an artwork from the GHAT Art Collection which inspired them. 

Both events were supported by Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature programme and are part of GHAT’s Shared Collective Heritage project, supported by the National Lottery Heritage FundAberdeen City Council and The Rayne Foundation.

Virtual Trips with NHS Grampian Archives

NHS Grampian Archives has been taking some virtual trips detailing the histories of various hospitals across the North East on their Facebook page, and they’ve been pulled together into a blog post hosted by the Special Collections Centre, University of Aberdeen.  The page will be updated as more trips are taken. Feel free to share the link with those not on Facebook, as no account is needed to view the posts!

On The Table
Co-curated by Julie-Ann Simpson and Nicola Wiltshire

On The Table is the first digital exhibition from Marram, an online platform showcasing the work of artists based in Scotland. This exhibition is co-curated by Julie-Ann Simpson. Julie graduated from Gray’s School of Art 2014, exhibited with GHAT in 2015 with her exhibition Illuminate and went on to curate the Re-Play exhibition for The Suttie Arts Space in 2018.

 

Jarvis Cocker’s Uplifting Playlist
(1 hour 26 minutes)

The Guardian has asked music stars to pick soundtracks to suit any mood, to get you through the next phase of lockdown. You can find more information about the Lockdown Playlist for Every Mood Part One, Part Two and Part Three on The Guardian website, we been listening to Jarvis Cocker’s Uplifting Playlist

Feelgood Friday Feedback

Please take a couple of minutes to answer feedback questions about the Feelgood Friday page. There are only 8 questions, your answers and comments will help us to produce content that is of interest to you on the Feelgood Friday webpage and newsletter in the future. All information provided is confidential. Thank you.

John Walter // The Fourth Wall // Artist Interview – Look Again Festival
(3.43 minutes)

The Fourth Wall by John Walter was a 360° immersive video exhibited in Virtual Reality set in Marischal College, commissioned for the Look Again Festival in 2019. John’s first VR work, it built on his experience of working in video, animation, computer-aided design, collage, painting and sculpture but abbreviates these approaches into a completely new kind of aesthetic.

John’s Co-Factors exhibition is still currently on in The Suttie Arts Space for staff on-site to enjoy. The large scale paintings in the exhibition were originally part of his CAPSID installation in London and Manchester.

Monthly Podcast from the Scottish Poetry Library
(times vary)

The Scottish Poetry Library was established in 1984 and is now a unique national resource and advocate for the art of poetry and Scottish poetry in particular. Although the library itself is closed, you can still access their archive of podcasts which feature interviews and readings from national and international poets.

Writing Art; Creative Writing with Shane Strachan – Feb and April 2020
(4.31 minutes)

This short film highlights examples of poetry created during Shane Strachan’s creative writing workshops inspired by the Grampian Hospitals Art Trust Art Collection, in February and April 2020. Workshop participants had the opportunity to create a new text in response to an artwork from the GHAT Art Collection which inspired them. 

Both events were supported by Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature programme and are part of GHAT’s Shared Collective Heritage project, supported by the National Lottery Heritage FundAberdeen City Council and The Rayne Foundation.

Professor Matthew Hay’ by Diane May

NHS Grampian and GHAT are celebrating the centenary of the formal announcement of the creation of the “Joint Hospitals Scheme”. As part of the larger Amplify Project, funded by Creative Scotland, GHAT is collaborating with NHSG Archives and Aberdeen Performing Arts to explore the creation of the Joint Hospitals Scheme, an essential step into establishing the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary as a pioneering centre when it comes to public health and education. The project focuses on building a historical and emotional bridge between the two centuries, a process that heavily involves the current hospital community and pays homage to the ARI’s legacy

This article about the visionary creator of Joint Hospital Scheme was written Diane May, Amplify project intern and volunteer for NHSG Archives.

Virtual Lunchbreak Concerts
(times vary)

Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums Lunchbreak concerts in the Cowdry Hall have gone virtual. Throughout May their usual Thursday lunchbreak concert has been brought to you online for free during the lockdown. The previous virtual concerts are also online for you to listen to at any time.

Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums Zoom Backgrounds

Just for some, fun spice up you zoom meetings with artwork from Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums’ collection. Select and download the custom backgrounds from Virtual Views, Lockdown Landscape and Interesting Interiors options.

Writing Art; Creative Writing with Shane Strachan – Feb 2020
(5.42 minutes)

This is the third of 3 short films highlighting some examples of poetry created during Shane Strachan’s evening of creative writing inspired by the Grampian Hospitals Art Trust Art Collection, in February 2020. Workshop participants then had the opportunity to create a new text in response to an artwork from the GHAT Art Collection which inspired them. 

The event was supported by Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature programme and is part of GHAT’s Shared Collective Heritage project, supported by the National Lottery Heritage FundAberdeen City Council and The Rayne Foundation.

International Day of the Midwife and International Nurses Day’ by Fiona Musk

NHS Grampian Archives has taken part in both the International Day of the Midwife (5th May) and International Nurses Day (12th May). This document was written by Fiona Musk, NHSG Archivist, about both days and the history of Midwifery and Nursing in Aberdeen.

GHAT is currently working with NHS Grampian Archives and Aberdeen Performing Arts on a project exploring the creation of the Joint Hospitals Scheme in Aberdeen during 1920, as part of the Amplify Project, funded by Creative Scotland.

Glasgow Short Film Festival Online
(times vary)

Glasgow Short Film Festival Online brings you Family Shorts, a selection of animated short films, most of which have been screened during the festival. Glasgow Short Film Festival, the largest short film festival in Scotland, champions film talent by providing an annual showcase and meeting point for new and established Scottish and international filmmaker.

Louis’ Lockdown Kitchen Disco
(54.26 minutes)

As part of the new series on Radio 4, Grounded with Louis Theroux, Louis has created ‘The ultimate mix of songs for your kitchen rave!’

Grounded with Louis Theroux is available through the BBC Sounds app.

‘Erini Pt.I’ by Alex Smoke
(41.39 minutes)

Exploring the boundaries between sonics, neuroscience and therapy, Glasgow-based musician and composer, Alex Smoke’s album Eirini, was written and produced as part of a Fellowship with the NHS in 2018. Benefitting both body and mind, this soothing electronic suite was performed with live processing and added vocals.

Emily Utter Creative-Me-Podcast
(47 minutes)

Episode 10 of the Creative Me Podcast series features the local writer Emily Utter (who also happens to be GHAT’s Artroom Writer in Residence at Roxburghe House).

Emily is originally from Canada, she talks about her family connections to Aberdeen, along with reflections on early childhood influences that fed into her imagination growing up on a farm.

All episodes are available on Itunes, google podcasts, TuneIn radio, podcast addict, player FM and Soundcloud.

‘The Warld’ by Violet Jacob
(1.30 minutes)

This recording of Violet Jacob’s poem ‘The Warld’, was made for The Cateran Ecomuseum and read by  Jo Gilbert (who also happens to be GHAT’s Artroom Senior Manager).

Violet Jacob was a Scottish poet, painter, and novelist born in Angus in 1863. Jacob is best known for her historical novel Flemington published in 1911.

‘The Joint Hospitals Scheme’ by Diane May

NHS Grampian and GHAT are celebrating the centenary of the formal announcement of the creation of the “Joint Hospitals Scheme”. As part of the larger Amplify Project, funded by Creative Scotland, GHAT is collaborating with NHSG Archives and Aberdeen Performing Arts to explore the creation of the Joint Hospitals Scheme, an essential step into establishing the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary as a pioneering centre when it comes to public health and education. The project focuses on building a historical and emotional bridge between the two centuries, a process that heavily involves the current hospital community and pays homage to the ARI’s legacy.

This document was written Diane May, the project intern and volunteer for NHSG Archives, as a brief background to the Joint Hospitals Scheme and the three hospitals involved which are now all located on the Foresterhill site.

You can also read the Evening Express interview with Fiona Musk, NHS Grampian Archivist, about the Joint Hospital Scheme and the collaboration here.

Writing Art; Creative Writing with Shane Strachan – Feb 2020
(5.23 minutes)

This is the second of 3 short films highlighting some examples of poetry created during Shane Strachan’s evening of creative writing inspired by the Grampian Hospitals Art Trust Art Collection, in February 2020. Workshop participants then had the opportunity to create a new text in response to an artwork from the GHAT Art Collection which inspired them. 

The event was supported by Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature programme and is part of GHAT’s Shared Collective Heritage project, supported by the National Lottery Heritage FundAberdeen City Council and The Rayne Foundation.

Portraits, Dr Grays Hospital, Elgin
(0.42 minutes)

As part of the Resonate | Disseminate project which took place in Dr Grays and Inverurie, project artists Mike Inglis and Graeme Roger created 2 films celebrating the staff of both hospitals. This is the film which was made with Dr Grays staff that was then projected across the hospital building in November in 2017. You can see how the event here.

The final event was open for everyone to attend and with help from members of RAF Lossiemouth, patients who needed extra support to attend came along as well.

Portraits, Inverurie Hospital and Inverurie Library
(0.44 minutes)

As part of the Resonate | Disseminate project which took place in Dr Grays and Inverurie, project artists Mike Inglis and Graeme Roger created 2 films celebrating the staff of both hospitals. This is the film which was made with Inverurie Community Hospital staff and members of the Inverurie community. The film was then projected across the hospital Admin Block, which used to be the original Nurses Home, in November in 2017. You can see how the went here.

 

Aurora Musicalis by Sounds of Space Project
(90 minutes)

Aurora Musicalis contains the natural radio ‘sounds’ of our planet, recorded at British Antarctic Survey’s Halley VI Research Station in Antarctica. From four years of data collected at Halley VI VLF, the Sounds of Space team chose 24 hours from the 9 August to 10 August 2012 to explore with music and art. The results can be heard here in this 90-minute album which has just been released and free to download here.

Live Life @ Home

A one-stop-shop of virtual creativity and activity has been launched by Live Life Aberdeenshire. It offers a range of engaging, entertaining and informative activities and resources for you while at home or on a break at work.

 

Feelgood Friday Playlist
(times vary)

The GHAT team who are bringing you the Feelgood Friday Newsletter each week have put together a Feelgood Friday Playlist for you. We hope you enjoy it as well as the other playlists created for you by our project partners. You can still listen to them all  – Music in Hospitals and Care and Sound Scotland.

The Tide Brings, The Tide Takes
(14.57 minutes)

This short horror film was made as part of the Resonate | Disseminate project in 2018. Staff at Dr Grays Hospital Elgin worked with project artists Mike Inglis and Graeme Roger to write, produce and star in the film. The horror film theme came from the staff who participated in the scriptwriting workshops. The film was shot on location in the hospital, NHS staff including catering, porters and medical teams took on the roles of script development, producers, location scouts, cinematographers and actors. It also has an original poem written and performed by our Artroom Manager Jo Gilbert. The film premiered at the Inverness Film Festival in November 2018. 

Writing Art; Creative Writing with Shane Strachan – Feb 2020
(5.43 minutes)

This short film has some examples of poetry created during Shane Strachan’s evening of creative writing inspired by the Grampian Hospitals Art Trust Art Collection, in February 2020. Workshop participants then had the opportunity to create a new text in response to an artwork from the GHAT Art Collection which inspired them. 

The event was supported by Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature programme and is part of GHAT’s Shared Collective Heritage project, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Aberdeen City Council and The Rayne Foundation.

Aberdeen Maternity Hospital – NHS Grampian Archives

(1.45 minutes)

This is the third film from NHS Grampian Archives looking at the history of the Foresterhill site and the origins of the Joint Hospital Scheme for the GHAT Amplify Project. Aberdeen Maternity Hospital was the third and final hospital to move to Foresterhill as part of the Joint Hospitals Scheme. The first dedicated maternity hospital opened in 1900 on Castle Street, with its roots beginning in the Aberdeen Dispensary, Vaccine and Lying-In Institution, and its future in the Baird Family Hospital.

Covid-19 Sound Map
(times vary)

Pete Stollery, from Sound Scotland, is creating a sound map on Google Earth which aims to capture the sounds which have changed as a result of the lockdown around the world. People are being asked to record their surroundings and describe how their environment has changed during this time. Some examples of recordings include empty city centres, clapping for carers, tannoy announcement and birdsong which can now be heard. You can view and listen to the Sound Map here. Pete explains more about the map and how to use it as part of The Cusp Magazine’s live stream programme on Facebook.

 

Free Films on BFI Player
(times vary)

Watch shorts and features, showing the best from the BFI, national and regional archives – including 120 years of Britain on film, free on the BFI Player.

Sound Bites Playlists
(3 playlists, times vary)

Our partners at Sound Scotland have created playlists of contemporary music for you to enjoy. They have put together 3 unique playlists to suit your mood – Reflective, Upbeat and Something Different

Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital – NHS Grampian Archives
(1.37 minutes)

A new film from NHS Grampian Archives looking at the history of the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital. This short film spans its origins in the city centre to its move to the Foresterhill site.

This has been made as part of the GHAT Amplify project.

John Walter – ‘A Virus Walks Into A Bar’ (2018)
(20.46 minutes)

As part of the Co-Factors exhibition which is still currently on in The Suttie Arts Space, we thought you might be interested in the film which was made as part of the original CAPSID installation the large scale paintings were part of in 2018-2019.

Backstage at The Music Hall
(4.33 minutes)

Behind the scenes look at the Music Hall from Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA). Ops Manager Doug takes you on a backstage tour of the Music Hall. Have a sneak peek at the places you don’t normally get to see and find out what they are doing to maintain the building while it is closed. APA is currently working with GHAT on the Amplify project.

Silent Disco in Dr Gray’s Acute Care for the Elderly Ward
(3.06 minutes)

In 2018 Resonate Disseminate Artists Mike Inglis and Graeme Roger, worked with Coyote Initiatives and Dance North to pilot the first Silent Disco in Dr Gray’s Acute Care for the Elderly Ward.  ‘Our joint project between arts organisations in Moray has brought the popular silent discos, often seen at festivals and raves, to elderly patients at Dr Gray’s Hospital Elgin. The first of its kind in the area, the project is based upon an idea piloted for dementia patients in Australia, which revealed huge benefits amongst sufferers, including better focus, increased energy and improved mood.‘ Mike Inglis

The Barn: Music From Our Summer Programme
(times vary)

The Barn in Banchory has released a playlist of their Summer Program which was programmed to run May-August 2020.

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary – NHS Grampian Archives
(1.58 minutes)

This video has been made by NHS Grampian Archives in collaboration with Grampian Hospitals Art Trust as part of their Amplify project.  Looking at the history of the Joint Hospitals Scheme, first mentioned 100 years ago in 1920. You can also see footage of the laying of the foundation stone in 1928 on the British Pathé website and the opening ceremony in 1936.

Music in Hospitals and Care Playlist
(times vary 40 songs)

Created by Music in Hospitals and Care, a playlist of catchy tunes – some old, some new – for all the hard-working folks at NHS Grampian. With love and appreciation from everybody here at Music in Hospitals & Care and GHAT.

Jo Gilbert Creative-Me-Podcast
(59 minutes)

Episode 29 of the Creative Me Podcast series features the local poet Jo Gilbert (who also happens to be GHAT’s Artroom Senior Manager).

This episode covers the time from Jo going back to university to do a masters in writing, coming out of her comfort zone and saying yes to new opportunities that come her way and much more. Jo also performs a piece of her work towards the end of the chat.

All episodes are available on Itunes, google podcasts, TuneIn radio, podcast addict, player FM and Soundcloud.

Grayson’s Art Club
(Channel 4, Thursdays)

Grayson Perry, one of Britain’s leading artists, brings the nation together through art in Grayson’s Art Club. Grayson will be making new work and hosting masterclasses to unleash our collective creativity during the lockdown. More information on how to submit your work can be found here.

The Stay at Home Festival podcasts
(times vary, 50-70 minutes)

Listen to The Stay at Home Festival podcasts free online, or join them live every day at 10am.  Hosts Robin Ince and Josie Long welcome a huge range of big name guests to their own couches in their own homes for chat, conversation, comedy, music and more. The Stay at Home Festival is produced by The Cosmic Shambles Network, 

 

The Community Hospital Project
(4.05 minutes)

This film was made as part of the Resonate | Disseminate project in 2018.  Steven Barker, a porter at Dr Grays Hospital in Elgin, worked with project artists Mike Inglis and Graeme Roger to film 11 community hospitals within the NHS Grampian Area. Steven runs a fully licensed aerial filming company, UAS Services, and over the course of a year gave up his own time to create this film celebrating NHS Grampian and the communities it works in.

John Walter Interview
(5.46 minutes)

John Walter speaks about his exhibition CAPSID at CGP London. This interview accompanies the Co-Factors exhibition currently on in The Suttie Arts Space, ARI, next to the Pink Zone. The exhibition is still open for people on the ARI site 24 hours a day.

The Bill Gibb Line Podcast Series
(19 minutes each)

The Bill Gibb Line podcast – The Bill Gibb Line is a spoken word podcast celebrating the life and work of fashion designer Bill Gibb, available on Spotify. It is written and performed by Shane Strachan with music by Ross Whyte. Shane Strachan is currently working on the GHAT Art Collection project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.To listen on iTunes please click here.

Artroom
(2.26 minutes)

Amy Benzie, one of our Artroom artists, being interviewed by That’s TV. Amy explains what it means to work as an artist on the project.

Mark-1 The world’s first whole body MRI Scanner
(17.44 minutes)

Mark-1 is the world’s first clinically-used whole-body MRI scanner, designed and built in the late 1970s by physicists and technical staff in the Medical Physics department of the University of Aberdeen. This documentary tells the story its development and the team who lead on it. Mark-1 is on permanent display in The Suttie Arts Space, ARI. There is an extended version of this documentary which can be viewed on our Vimeo account here.

National Theatre at Home
(times vary)

Enjoy world-class theatre online. Every Thursday at 7 pm the National Theatre will premier a new play online which can be watched on their YouTube channel for the rest of the week. Visit the National Theatre website for more details www.nationaltheatre.org.uk.