The Small Gallery

The Small Gallery

 

 

 

Current exhibition

Aymee Charlton – Tactile Bodies

Aymee Charlton – Tactile Bodies

22 May –  5 August 2024

​The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Aymee Charlton is a textile artist from Aberdeen who graduated from Gray’s School of Art in 2012. She enjoys working with botanicals to create prints on silks and other natural materials to lower the environmental burden of her work. Aymee is also an NHS Grampian nurse, which she feels has a positive impact on her art practice.

“There is something quite evocative about fabric. It sits close to our bodies to keep us warm, we wear it to express our individuality, we use it to protect us from the elements of nature. A second skin.

The specialism of dermatology appealed to the textile artist in me because of the visual nature of the related conditions. Cloth and our skin relate through blemishes, texture and the way it can react by how we care for it or what we expose it to.

This body of work speaks of the beauty of imperfections through mark making with botanical printing techniques. The use of botanicals can provoke a sense of romanticism within my art, but ultimately underpinning the idea of care.

This exhibition is dedicated to our dear nursing colleague, friend and expert knitter Mary Fergus. She had a passion for the arts and textiles and will be greatly missed.

Botanical printing
This technique uses plant matter, from roots to flower, to create colour and print on fabric. It is an environmentally friendly way to apply colour and dye.

Instagram: @aymeejocharlton

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Previous exhibitions

Aymee Charlton – Tactile Bodies

Aymee Charlton – Tactile Bodies

22 May -  5 August 2024 ​The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Aymee Charlton is a textile artist from Aberdeen who graduated from Gray's School of Art in 2012. She enjoys working with botanicals to create prints on silks and other natural materials to lower the...

Emma Caldow – Smoke on the Water

Emma Caldow – Smoke on the Water

22 February -  19th May 2024 ​The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Emma Caldow is an emerging Scottish Artist, based in Inverness, who focuses on Site-Specificity and Sustainability.    “Working on beaches across Scotland, I am currently exploring the...

Toni Harrower – Travelling Eyes

Toni Harrower – Travelling Eyes

23rd November 2023 -  18th February 2024 ​The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Toni Harrower is an abstract systems painter who loves working in a range of mediums from oil paint to resin. Since graduating from Gray’s School of Art in 2016, Toni has exhibited...

From Where Do We See? | Curated by Dr Silvia Casini (2023)

From Where Do We See? | Curated by Dr Silvia Casini (2023)

6 September 2023 - 19th November 2023 The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary This exhibition presents a selection of previously unknown archival sources related to the Aberdonian development of Mark-1, the world’s first whole-body MRI clinical scanner and...

Sown

Sown

The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary21st June – 9th September 2023 ‘Sown’ is a group exhibition showcasing a selection of work from 10 emerging artists from across Scotland and highlights the wealth of talent currently coming out of Scotland’s art schools, from...

The Suttie Arts Space 2014 – 2022

The Suttie Arts Space 2014 – 2022

7 January 2023 - 31 March 2023 The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary This exhibition showcases a selection of posters from The Suttie Art Space exhibition programme from over the last 8 years. These posters reflect the diversity of commissioned artists, curators...

Donna E Briggs Collages

Donna E Briggs Collages

12th October 2022 -  Fri 6th January 2023 ​The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Donna E Briggs studied printmaking at Gray’s School of Art and graduated from Robert Gordon University with a BA (Hons) in fine Art – Printmaking. Since then she has exhibited...

‘A Piece of You, A Piece of Me’ Rhona Jack

‘A Piece of You, A Piece of Me’ Rhona Jack

8 June 2022 - 4th September 2022 The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Rhona Jack is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Dundee who graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2017.  After graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone College of...

From Where Do We See? | Curated by Dr Silvia Casini (2022)

From Where Do We See? | Curated by Dr Silvia Casini (2022)

5 May 2022 - 5th June 2022 The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Retrospective narratives of biomedical innovation tend to omit the role played by aesthetics and craft skills, framing them as peripheral to science and privileging theory creation over practical...

Kinga Elliott: Synaptic-Alluvium-Betrothal

Kinga Elliott: Synaptic-Alluvium-Betrothal

19th February - 1st May 2022 The Small Gallery, ARI   Kinga Elliott is a graduate of Gray’s School of Art with a first-class BA(Hons) Painting degree.  She won the RGU Arts and Heritage Purchase Prize for Fine Art in 2020 and in the same year was the recipient of...

Gabriele Jogelaite

Gabriele Jogelaite

1 December 2021 to 20 February 2022The Small Gallery, ARI 'My art practice demonstrates systematic ways of working with mediums that explore qualities of line, texture and form. I create two and three-dimensional work that investigates the movement of a mark considers...

The Land , The Sea & My People  – Cathy MacLeod

The Land , The Sea & My People – Cathy MacLeod

The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary - open 24 hours 4 Sept 2021 – 14 Nov 2021   Artist Statement "Everyone’s life is a journey, with destinations, memories, and relationships along the way. I was born in the village of Veifa’a Mekeo in Papua Niugini. My...

Sayings in the Suttie

Sayings in the Suttie

The Suttie Arts Space and The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary 5 December 2020 - 28 February 2021 Sayings in the Suttie is an exhibition conceived as a direct response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. As part of the Amplify initiative, the exhibition is focused...

Jean Firth – Turn and Run, The Monkeys Ride

Jean Firth – Turn and Run, The Monkeys Ride

Turn and Run, The Monkeys Ride - by Jean Firth The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary - open 24 hours 8 February - 17 April 2020 Jean Firth is an award-winning artist from the Borders town of Hawick, living and working in Aberdeen. Jean’s work is mostly...

Sounding Boards and Landing Boards

Sounding Boards and Landing Boards

'Sounding Boards and Landing Boards' The Suttie Arts Space and The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary 28 September – 17 November 2019 This year Grampian Hospitals Art Trust (GHAT) announced the first of its annual exhibition prize for new...

From Where Do We See? | Curated by Dr Silvia Casini

From Where Do We See? | Curated by Dr Silvia Casini

23rd April - 11th July 2019 The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Retrospective narratives of biomedical innovation tend to omit the role played by aesthetics and craft skills, framing them as peripheral to science and privileging theory creation over practical...

Shakir Maghul | Healing Colours

Shakir Maghul | Healing Colours

12th February - 21st April 2019 The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Shakir Maghul’s exhibition explores the idea that colours can have a psychological impact on someone’s attitude. Do they really have an effect on our mood and do they really influence us?...

Kim Rebecca | The Birdwatcher

Kim Rebecca | The Birdwatcher

17th December 2018 - 10th February 2019   Kim Rebecca is a painter based in Glasgow, and studied Contemporary Textile Practice at Norwich University College of the Arts (2006-2009). She is drawn to exploring the green spaces that pepper the city and...

Paolo Doyle | Reclamation

Paolo Doyle | Reclamation

29th October - 16th December Paolo Doyle (b. 1963) is a Scottish artist living and working near Collieston on the north-east coast. HIs work is figurative, imaginative, and aims to engender contemporary narratives while maintaining traditional disciplines of...

Thomas Cameron | Winter Gardens

Thomas Cameron | Winter Gardens

3rd September - 28th October 2018 Thomas Cameron works with images of the seemingly ordinary, places and situations that are often overlooked due to their familiarity. Working with a wide range of reference materials and subjects, his recent paintings focus on...

Katie Hammond and Alison Gray | INSCAPE

Katie Hammond and Alison Gray | INSCAPE

: the essential quality of a creature, thing, or form; it’s distinctive beauty. 9th July - 2nd September 2018 INSCAPE is a collaborative exhibition by recent graduates of Gray’s School of Art, Alison Gray and Katie Hammond. They have come together to...

Eilidh McNair | Alignments

Eilidh McNair | Alignments

14 May - 8 July 2018 The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Eilidh McNair is a Scottish based artist working across multiple disciplines, including drawing, sculpture and weaving. Her work explores the rules of perspective,...

Gill Russell | Waterlines

Gill Russell | Waterlines

19 March - 13 May 2018 The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Gill Russell is an artist interested in places of ‘significance’ and how they resonate in the landscape. She works across a range of forms and media, including installation, audio-visual,...

Andrea Turner | Song of the River

Andrea Turner | Song of the River

‘Song of the River’, by Andrea Turner, is a love story of the heart and to the land which is set along the River Findhorn in Moray. As well as a series of paintings, poem and music, Andrea Turner has also produced a book which incorporates the images and...

Sally Duguid | Grids, continued…….

Sally Duguid | Grids, continued…….

The current exhibition in The Small Gallery, ARI is 'Grids, continued.......' by Aberdeen artist Sally Duguid. Sally has a studio in the new artist hub Anatomy Rooms based in Marischal college.  Her work is concerned with the structure,...

Kyle Noble | Forest Magick

Kyle Noble | Forest Magick

The next exhibition in The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, is ‘Forest Magick’ by North East artist Kyle Noble. Kyle’s practice has a strong drawn element mixing automatic drawing, Chinese landscape aesthetics and layers of varnish. Over the...

Icarus Owen and Douglas Weir | Scotland’s North East Coast

Icarus Owen and Douglas Weir | Scotland’s North East Coast

A Photographic Collaboration Photographers Icarus Owen and Douglas Weir have been working in collaboration for the last two years. Through a mutual respect for the coastal landscape they decided in 2016-2017 to focus their efforts on the North East in a...

Mary Golden | Walking the Moor

Mary Golden | Walking the Moor

Walking the Moor Zooming Out – Zooming In Mary Golden Opens Wednesday 1st March, 6.30-8pm The new exhibition in The Small Gallery, ARI is by landsape painter Mary Golden. After studying art at Hertfordshire College of Art and Design and...

Karen Beattie | mindcandy

Karen Beattie | mindcandy

The next exhibition in The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, is ‘mindcandy’ by North East based artist Karen Beattie. Working primarily in acrylic on canvas, and sometimes collage, Karen is interested in what it feels like to live amidst the...

The Pedestrian:  Emma Noble

The Pedestrian: Emma Noble

Emma Noble’s exhibition opens in the Small Gallery, ARI on Tuesday 18th of November 2014.

Classified: Jen Bradley

Classified: Jen Bradley

‘Classified’ by Jen Bradley, in the Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, from 18th September to 14th November.

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Applications

GHAT are looking for submissions for exhibitions for the Small Gallery.

For further information please contact

Exhibition Curators

Fraser MacDonald | fraser.macdonald@nhs.net
Tamsin Greenlaw |  tamsin.greenlaw@nhs.net

01224 551776

The Suttie Arts Space
Grampian Hospitals At Trust
Foresterhill
Aberdeen
AB25 2ZN