30 May 2017
Leading Scottish arts charity Art in Healthcare is to launch a newly commissioned limited edition print - South Tower Yellow Crane - to coincide with the opening of the new Queensferry Crossing, with all proceeds from the sale supporting the organisation’s work.
The print, created by landscape artist Kate Downie, will be launched at Art in Healthcare’s fundraising exhibition Bridges to Wonder, sponsored by leading independent Scottish law firm BTO Solicitors LLP. Taking place from 2 - 5 June at Arusha Gallery in Dundas Street in Edinburgh, the exhibition is an opportunity to purchase high quality works of art by many established Scottish artists who are long-term supporters of the work of Art in Healthcare, including Victoria Crowe, Barbara Rae, Henry Kondracki, Matt Draper, Gill Tyson and Frances Walker.
Art in Healthcare is a national charity based in Edinburgh bringing original, contemporary art to healthcare environments.
Commenting on how the new bridge inspired her to create a unique image and support the work of Art in Healthcare, Kate Downie said: “The Queensferry Crossing is a beautiful bridge-to-be. Already it inspires national pride, wonder at its scale and delight in the poetic way the light changes across its cables to all who view it from the edges of the Forth.”
Alan Borthwick, BTO Solicitors chairman, added: “Sponsoring Bridges to Wonder is a great opportunity for BTO to support Scottish artists and Art in Healthcare in the creation of inspiring environments that will have a positive impact on the wellbeing of patients in hospitals, care homes and treatment centres. We are also delighted to support South Tower Yellow Crane and we wish Art in Healthcare every success in its fundraising efforts.”