03 June 2019
BTO Supports Art in Healthcare Exhibition Featuring the Work of Victoria Crowe and Barbara Rae
ART IN HEALTHCARE is an exhibition featuring works of art from the public collection owned by the charity of the same name. Presented as part of the ‘Connect with Nature’ Festival at Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, this exciting exhibition presents a selection of work from the charity’s collection of 1,600 works of art used to support the charity’s mission to transform medical and healthcare environments across Scotland. The exhibition also includes work for sale by Patrons Barbara Rae and Victoria Crowe and some of the many artists who support the work of Art in Healthcare.
Sponsors of the exhibition, BTO Solicitors LLP and Close Brothers Asset Management, have welcomed the opportunity to work in partnership with the charity to raise funds to support people with health and care needs across Scotland. Partnership working with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has enabled the charity to present a wide range of art from the public collection and contribute to the debate about the value of art and nature in relation to health and wellbeing.
As well as transforming hospitals and other healthcare environments with works of art from the collection, Art in Healthcare works in partnership with NHS and other health charities to develop programmes of art activity including art workshops led by professional artists. The 2019 exhibition will include a programme of free art dementia-inclusive art workshops with nature artist Leo du Feu which are sponsored by GreatArt Supplies and supported by the Tillyloss Trust.
Margaret O’Connor, Chief Executive of Art in Healthcare, commented:
“We are thrilled to be working in partnership with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to present this exhibition and associated programme of art workshops. The annual exhibition is an important contributor to our fundraising and would not be possible without the support of the artists and our sponsors BTO Solicitors LLP and Close Brothers Asset Management. As well as raising funds to expand the work of our charity, this event is providing us with the opportunity to engage in conversations about the benefits of art for health and wellbeing including the theme of nature, creativity and health.”
Supporting Art in Healthcare for the fourth year, David Gibson, BTO’s Chairman said:
“BTO is delighted to sponsor Art in Healthcare for a fourth year as we fully support its mission to transform medical and care environments across Scotland. It is a privilege to be associated with such a worthwhile cause and with some of the biggest names in contemporary Scottish art, as well as emerging artists.
We are also excited that this year’s art exhibition forms part of the ‘Connect with Nature Festival’ being hosted by the beautiful Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
We hope that through funds raised by the art exhibition and by visiting the wider Festival, many people will experience the positive health benefits gained from direct contact with creativity and nature.”
Sponsoring Art in Healthcare for the first time, Close Brothers Asset Management commented:
“Close Brothers Asset Management is proud to be supporting this exciting exhibition at Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh to help raise funds for the charity Art in Healthcare. The exhibition features the work of some of Scotland’s most important contemporary artists and demonstrates how Art in Healthcare uses its public collection to transform clinical spaces and provide a welcoming environment for patients and their families. The Botanic Garden is the ideal place to explore the theme of creativity, nature and health and we are delighted to have the opportunity to support innovation in this field.”
Ian Edwards, Head of Public Engagement at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh commented:
“The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh are delighted to be able to host Art in Healthcare and very much look forward to their contribution to the Connect with Nature Festival. Greenspace and art can both contribute to good health, and by celebrating creativity within a garden setting we hope to inspire people seeking less stressful and healthier lives.
Artists featuring in the fundraising exhibition include the charity’s Patrons Barbara Rae and Victoria Crowe and many others including Jennifer McRae, Andrew Mackenzie, John Bellany, Paul Furneaux, Alexander Moffat, Sarah Knox, Jonathan Lloyd, Hannah Mooney, Leo du Feu, Ewan McClure, Euphrosyne Andrews and Felix Carr. The selection from the Art in Healthcare collection to be exhibited will include work by Bruce McLean, Andy Goldsworthy, Andrew MacKenzie, Cat Outram and many more.”
This free exhibition is open 10.30am – 5.30pm daily, 7-16 June at Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: https://www.rbge.org.uk/whats-on/art-in-healthcare/26212