new kids on the block

Exciting times for GHAT resonate | disseminate as the artist team swells from 3 to 6 with the arrival of our 3 new interns from Moray School of Art. So a big welcome to Kim, Sadie and Muriel who will be part of the team for the next few months. Over the duration of this…

a brush with success at inverurie

after a great meeting in glasgow this week with rachel millar I’m happy to reveal our next exciting collaboration project for the hospital at inverurie. rachel will work along side the mens shed to produce bespoke hand made signage for the hospitals more public areas in keeping with the signage which used to be found…

crafty creatives elgin: aerial photography collaboration flying high

As part of the Resonate | Disseminate project we have been meeting staff and encouraging dialogue about what creative collaborations are possible with the project artists.  Steven Barker is a porter at Dr Grays Hospital in Elgin and also runs a fully licenced aerial filming company UAS Services.  His initial idea is to film a number of NHS…

inverurie community portraits

As part of our upcoming Inverurie Hospital projection event Graeme and I spent the day at the local library capturing video portraits of this vibrant wee town’s friendly community. “Friends of Inverurie Hospital” also set up a stall nearby at the Saturday farmers market where they set about raising funds to help with another “secret”…

creative Lab | shared research space at dr Grays coming soon

  With the generous help of Brydie we have established a toe hold in a corner of ward 10 securing access to an artist studio and we are just about to begin the process of furnishing it and then extending the shared space ethos to core staff. The space is effectively the sun room off…

dr gray’s multi faith chaplaincy project – collaborations afoot

Faith comes in all forms and even non religious people need a quite peaceful space to retreat into when things are difficult and stressful. Dr Grays is lucky to have this kind of space and huge potential to engage different sections of the community through their individual belief systems. This shared space and its identity is…

great publicity for dr grays upcoming video portraits event

We have completed 1 day of filming Dr Grays staff where we set up a green screen in the restaurant area for the day. This proved to be an invaluable experience as it allowed us to meet with members of staff from throughout the hospital including canteen staff, ambulance teams, admin staff, nursing staff and…

new friends and projects with garioch heritage centre

  Garioch Heritage Society is moving into premises at Inverurie’s former locomotive works and we were delighted to get a personal guided tour of the soon to open fantastic new building by the very friendly Nora Radcliffe, chairwoman of the society. The building is part of the east end of what was the Carriage and Wagon…

inverurie | carnegie library community video portraits

After some friendly help from the library staff we have received permission for our next days filming in the library that lies at the heart of the community in Inverurie. Saturday August 12th will see us complete our filming in Inverurie during the farmers market , based in the library with our green screen kit…

launch exhibition – suttie art space

The artists in this exhibition have been commissioned by Grampian Hospitals Arts Trust (GHAT) to be involved at points in a two-year project titled Resonate:Disseminate. The project is based at both Inverurie Community Hospital and Dr Gray’s in Elgin – it is now in its second phase and will run until late 2018.

This exhibition has been formed from the artists’ initial impressions of the physical environment of these two sites, and their thoughts around the potential outcome of the project as it becomes more embedded across the two venues over the upcoming 18 months.

corned beef – fuel for a brave new world

Now we are researching Inverurie Hospital’s past we have come across some very interesting facts. None more unusual though than this fact: Inverurie hospital became the site for a “CORNED BEEF STORE” in 1982, set up to feed the survivors of a nuclear attack!