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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46 Discarded Objects

by

John Galloway

46DiscardedObjects
46 Discarded Objects by John Galloway
Mixed Media
2000

Reg. Number: P1073

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Each of these apparently discarded objects/pieces of rubbish have been lovingly and painstakingly made from another material. A feather is made from papier mache, a leaf is made of newspaper and a nail turns out to be made from a matchstick. The knowledge that the objects are fake, combined with their striking realism, gives this piece its whimsical and disturbing feel.

John Galloway (born Glasgow 1953), attended Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee. In 1978 he joined the army and spent 13 years in the KOSB and the RAMC. He recently worked for St Andrews University in the Anatomy Department producing anatomical models and medical illustrations. His sculpture reflects his military and medical background, recreating discarded objects of all sizes in a variety of materials. The connection he makes between the object he recreates and the material he uses - for example, nails made from matches, matches made from cork, corks from tampons - gives his work both a quirky yet disquieting edge.
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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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476


Supported by Edinburgh Art Fair