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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Sweet Chestnut Leaf Hole

by

Andy Goldsworthy

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Sweet Chestnut Leaf Hole by Andy Goldsworthy
Photograph
1992
46 x 36 cm

Reg. Number: G1199

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As the title indicates, this photograph by Andy Goldsworthy depicts a selection of chestnut leaves with an artificial hole carved into them. The cluster of chestnut leaves in the centre serve to frame the hole, creating a series of concentric circles where the dense foliage in the centre gives way to the lighter foliage in the background. The pattern of concentric circles is often featured in Goldsworthy's work.

Andy's work often includes natural materials, such as flowers, leaves, plants, earth and snow, which he forms into natural sculptures with a particular eye for colour and the gentle touch of man upon the landscape.

Andy Goldsworthy was born in Cheshire in 1956, grew up in Yorkshire, and graduated from Lancaster Art College in 1978. He is recognised as one of Britain's most popular modern artists. His work has been displayed in exhibitions worldwide, including North America, France, Germany, Australia and Japan. Despite the fact that his projects have taken him to far-off places, he retains a firm connection to his home, which he feels is the main source of his work. He lives in Dumfriesshire.
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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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2899


Supported by Edinburgh Art Fair