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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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An Alphabet of Occupations

by

Hugh Bryden

AnAlphabetofOccupations
An Alphabet of Occupations by Hugh Bryden
Linocut
1995
115x84 cm

Reg. Number: P555

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Hugh's work, ╦ťAn Alphabet of Occupations" is painted in a socialist print style with the numerous panels indicating a didactic function in art. Furthermore, the monochromatic panels inform viewers of occupational choices, an apt example for the painting"s healthcare setting being "N" for nurse. This alphabetised format indicates that the work acts as a pedagogic aid, informing the viewer of a variety of career choices which may have a motivational effect on the viewer. The simple and bold outlines of the panels are reminiscent of the didactic woodcut form artistic creativity which originated in German expressionist art.

Born in Dumfries in 1950, Hugh Bryden graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1972. He uses a restored hand-worked Columbian Press, made in early 19th Century, to produce his lino-cuts and wood-cuts and has illustrated a variety of literary magazines. Hugh Bryden is a retired art teacher who also practices painting whilst his main creative interest is printmaking and he is a member of the Edinburgh Printmakers" workshop.
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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


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"My patients really enjoy looking at our collection. Sometimes they even do an 'art tour' around the premises." ~ Barron Dental Practice


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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