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Would you like to take part in a still life drawing workshop, or watch demonstrations in everything from painting to silversmithing and lithography – including a session with George Donald and a skeleton?!  Would your children (or grandchildren) enjoy a children’s art workshop with Leo du Feu? (of course they would, he’s wonderful!) – then book now for Art in Healthcare’s exciting programme at The Edinburgh Art Fair 2014.

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The Fair will take place at the Corn Exchange in New Market Road 14th-16th November, with a preview night on Thursday 13th. Art in Healthcare, an official partner of the Fair, will be there every day, and you can sign up now for one (or more!) of their free demonstrations, which are being offered by a fabulous variety of artists. On Friday Henry Kondracki, Gill Tyson and David Martin will take the stage, followed on Saturday by George Donald (and his skeleton…), Patsy McArthur and Jenny Matthews. Matt Storstein, Ian Nicholson and Alan McGowan complete the line-up on Sunday. Places for each demonstration are limited, so book now via eventbrite.

Leo du Feu
Leo du Feu

Outgoing AiH director Trevor Jones will be showing his own cutting edge augmented reality paintings inspired by the Botanic Garden, and there will also be a display of AiH artists’ work. Leo will be running the children’s workshops on all three days, and there’s no need to book for these – just turn up. And if all that isn’t enough, special guests The Too Much Fun Club will be along to keep you entertained with a live art display!

Entry to the Fair itself costs £5, but if you buy your tickets via Art in Healthcare you will be entered into a fantastic raffle to win an iPad mini, a £150 gift voucher from GreatArt, a workshop at Leith School of Art and more! You can purchase tickets from AiH at Out of The Blue Drill Hall in Dalmeny Street, Leith: call 0131 555 7638 or email admin@artinhealthcare.org.uk.

image courtesy of AiH
image courtesy of AiH

Art in Healthcare is a registered charity and the leading arts provider for health organisations in Scotland. It offers artwork from its extensive contemporary collections to health facilities, project-manages site-specific art commissions for hospitals, offers advice and care for NHS Health Board collections and provides engaging art workshops for patients, care home residents and sheltered housing communities, helping to encourage social interaction, build self-esteem and develop new skills for participants. Read The Edinburgh Reporter’s article about AiH’s August 2014 exhibition at AtticSalt here.

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