Roxburghe House

Roxburghe House is a specialist palliative care unit in Aberdeen. The Artroom project began at Roxburghe nine years ago and runs three days a week in both the day unit and in-patient ward. The project employs two visual artists, Donna Briggs and Neal MacDonald, and one writer, Emily Utter, who are an integral part of the day unit’s Multi-Disciplinary Team.

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...

Roxburghe House Artroom

Roxburghe House Artroom

  The Roxburghe House Artroom project began in 2007 with a pilot project in the day unit. As it developed we began to run sessions for families, visitors, and at patient bedsides and, in 2012, started to offer creative writing alongside visual art – supporting...