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.
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Monkeys at the Zoo

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John Busby

MonkeysattheZoo
Monkeys at the Zoo by John Busby
Pencil and watercolour on paper
1992
45 x 49.5 cm

Reg. Number: G1518

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This lively series of monkeys was sketched by wildlife artist, John Busby,at Edinburgh Zoo using pencil and watercolour. It includes ringtailed lemurs; spectacled Languers and de Brasso's monkeys.

John Busby was born in Bradford in 1928. After National Service he studied at Leeds and Edinburgh Colleges of Art and was awarded post-graduate and major travel scholarships. On return from France and Italy, he taught drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of Art from 1956 until 1988, retiring then to become a full-time artist again.

He was President of the Society of Scottish Artists from 1976-79 and was a member of the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour.

His lifelong interest in wild life and a fascination with birds in particular, led him to become one of the founder member of the Society of Wildlife Artists.
John led art courses in Crete, the Falklands and Galapagos islands and took part in projects with the Artists for Nature Foundation around the world.

John illustrated over 35 books about birds and animals and exhibited his work widely.
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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