Our Charity

Art in Healthcare is the leading arts provider for health organisations in Scotland. We lend high quality, original artwork to hospitals and other healthcare settings and provide fun-filled art workshops and talks for patients, care home residents and sheltered housing communities.
Find out more about our work at Art in Healthcare.
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Bugs

by

Victoria Cassidy

Bugs
Bugs by Victoria Cassidy
Etching
1999
72 x 39 cm

Reg. Number: G1000

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In a swathe of grey overprinted with a gold brocade motif are three square apertures, each framing an insect. The central square is occupied by a golden wasp, while those flanking it are occupied by inky-black houseflies, their bodies and legs covered in bristles, which face inwards towards the wasp.

The lines on this etching are created by scraping away a waxy medium from a metal plate, then applying acid to the plate. The acid eats into the plate where it has been exposed: when ink is applied to the plate, it is retained by these sunken lines. A print is produced by running the inked plate and a sheet of paper through a printing press, and the printing process can be repeated hundreds of times times before the plate deteriorates.

Victoria Cassidy studied Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art from 1983-87, graduating with First Class honours. She now runs Mansfield Park Gallery in Glasgow, which she took over in 2006 after its successful opening in June 2003. Since then, Victoria has worked as a painter and has exhibited her paintings throughout Scotland and in London. She often combines Islamic patterns and Japanese prints in her work, creating delicate and romantic mixed media paintings. Her husband, Mark Greer, is one of Scotland's premier picture framers.

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Since 1991 our charity has been assembling one of the largest and most prestigious Collections of original Scottish art in the country. These artworks are uniquely available for display in hospitals and other healthcare settings.


Art in Healthcare is truly committed to the important role that art plays in the healing environment but we need your help to properly maintain and build this unique Collection for the enjoyment and benefit of the hundreds of thousands of staff, patients and visitors who view it each year.


With your help we're able to:


Keep our Collection on display in hospitals and care homes
Support young artists at their degree shows
Buy artwork from professional artists
Provide fun-filled art workshops for patients and care home residents
Develop our training programmes for volunteers


Adopt an artwork from our Collection for just £3 a month and you'll receive:


Your name (or a loved one's) written next to your chosen artwork online
A certificate of adoption with a picture of the artwork
Invites to Art in Healthcare's special events
First to view our latest Prestigious Print
Our colourful e-newsletter


"My patients really enjoy looking at our collection. Sometimes they even do an 'art tour' around the premises." ~ Barron Dental Practice


You can adopt an artwork in the gallery, if it hasn't already been adopted, by clicking the 'Adopt Me' button below the picture of the artwork.


Our Charity

Art in Healthcare is the leading arts provider for health organisations in Scotland. We lend high quality, original artwork to hospitals and other healthcare settings and provide fun-filled art workshops and talks for patients, care home residents and sheltered housing communities.
Find out more about our work at Art in Healthcare.
Adopt an artwork
Donate with JustGiving

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Supported by Edinburgh Art Fair