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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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Crail Memories

by

Johnny Johnstone

CrailMemories
Crail Memories by Johnny Johnstone
Etching
59.5 x 53 cm

Reg. Number: G1520

Print Label Print Label

This picture presents the viewer with what at first glance is a great swirling mass of apparently chaotic detail, with no single predominant feature on which the eye can alight. Other than the white of the buildings, boats and the gull in the foreground there are no plain surfaces.

It quickly becomes apparent however that great care has been taken in planning each individual element in the picture, as well as how they relate to one another, so that what emerges is a highly satisfying synthesis. The memories of the title are shown as being all present in the one moment, the theatre of memory being further evoked by the arched shape which forms the top edge of the picture. This hand-finished print is part of a series of etchings produced by Edinburgh Printmaker's Workshop.

Johnny Johnstone has said "My [works] seem to be expressing something, either serious or amusing about life. They depict people acting out minor dramas. Gesture, composition, characterisation and setting are important. There is an element of gravity in them, but the humorous side probably eclipses that aspect."

Johnny Johnstone was born in 1941. He studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee from 1959 to 1964, and later was a lecturer there for many years. He is a regular exhibitor at the Royal Scottish Academy and the Scottish Society of Artists, and is a professional member of the Scottish Society of Artists and Visual Arts Scotland.
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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