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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.
Find out more about our work at Art in Healthcare.
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A Light Switch to Turn off a Nebula With

by

Patricia McCormack

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A Light Switch to Turn off a Nebula With by Patricia McCormack
Colour film and colour digital collage
2015/16
73 x 53 cm

Reg. Number: P1621

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Patricia is a Fine Art Photographer from County Cavan, Ireland. Since moving to Edinburgh in 2014 she has focused on the influence of our atmosphere in the production of landscape and astrophotography. This project has seen her spend time on the Isle of Lewis photographing its landscapes. She has also developed a collaborative relationship with astronomers and astrophysicists at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh.

Through this collaboration her work combines both landscape and astrophotography and dived into a domestication of the astronomical sublime. Her practice has become a place where nebulas are 'connected' to light switches, galaxies become unreadable maps, interstellar dust clouds become 'removable', planets are closer to Earth than they are in reality, and a park bench becomes a viewing platform for the approach of our nearest galaxy - Andromeda.

Patricia completed her post-graduate studies at Edinburgh College of Art and won the Art in Healthcare Award in 2016.
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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