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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Artworks in Collection


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Boat

by

Jila Peacock

Boat
Boat by Jila Peacock
Oil on Card
2000
83x69 cm

Reg. Number: P1137

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Jila Peacock was born in 1948 in Iran and studied and practised Medicine at London University before graduating in painting from St Martin’s School of Art in 1984. She worked as Artistic Director for ENO’s Baylis Programme from 1989 to 1992 and moved to Glasgow in 1990, where she wokred as a part-time lecturer in the Glasgow School of Art and as a member of the Glasgow Print Studio while continuing to exhibit regularly in Scotland and London. Her collaboration with composer Sally Beamish resulted in a multi-media project The Seafarer Piano trio, first performed at the Alderton Arts festival in 2001. Her work has been featured in exhibitions hosted by National Museum of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland, the Sackler Museum at Harvard University, Boston and the British Museum.

In 2003-4, with an award from the Arts and Humanities Research Board she produced a hand-printed edition of a book of ten poems by Hafez, a fourteenth century Iranian poet, which was exhibited at The Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge in 2005 and the "Word into Art" exhibition at the British Museum exhibition, in 2006. The book won the British Book Design Award in the literature in November 2006. In 2008, two of her shape-poems formed the basis for the short animation film "Tongue of the Hidden", which was short-listed for a Scottish BAFTA.

Peacock has previously been involved in workshops with children at the Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh which inspired a series of paintings entitled, The Patient Child. A great friend to Art in Healthcare, she has many pieces in the collection as well as having worked as artist and workshop leader on the charity's Children's Project.

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With thanks to the BBC Your Paintings website for information about this artist
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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

Total Pageviews

485


Supported by Edinburgh Art Fair