Culture Cafe – Innovation and Engagement. Culture Cafe hosted an evening of good food and discussion around hospitals being cultural focal points for the communities they sit within. Members of the olocal arts community and NHSG staff were encourage to attend and join in the discussion.

UPJUNKERS and the Multi Faith Chaplaincy Project – UPJUNKERS are a group of porters who upcycle old furniture from the hospital and surrounding community. They are working with the artists and Chaplain to source furniture donated by the local community for the Chaplaincy.

Ward 7 Silver Service Tea AfternoonsCatrin Jeans was commissioned to work with the staff of Ward 7 (Elderly Medicine) to help develop their Silver Service Tea afternoon for patients and their families, which offers a wealth of stories, and to incorporate them into the 200 centenary celebration plans for Dr Grays Hospital.

Aerial Photography Film of all NHSG sites – The Artists were approached by porter Steven Barker, who runs a fully licensed aerial filming company. Steven wanted assistance to produce a video to promote pride within the community hospitals as well as the main hospitals in NHS Grampian’. Graeme has been working closely with Steven to develop the film over course of the project to coincide with the 200 Centenary Celebration plans for Dr Grays Hospital.

Inverurie Community Hospital


Friend Of Inverurie Hospitals Community Garden – The artists worked with the Friends group to work on the design and development of a community garden on the Hospital site. They are also working with the current project managers of the new Health Centre being built on site to incorporate the design of the community garden across the rest of the site.

Garioch Heritage Society – During initial site visits, it became apparent the history of the hospital was something the local community takes pride in. Mike and Graeme are working with Chair of Garioch Heritage Society to look at ways of including a programme of activity around its collection with a focus on the hospital site and the community it is situated in.

Inverurie and District Men’s Shed – As a collaborative project with Men’s Shed, the artists have offered workshops to the members in video production and editing. in exchange Men’s Shed are working with artist and signwriter Rachel Miller to create bespoke door signage for the 2 main blocks on the hospital site.

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