Art in the Anne Rowling Clinic

12 June 2013

Three students from Edinburgh College of Art have recently had their work installed in the Anne Rowling Clinic building.

The students were selected for their ability to connect with the work of the Clinic and produce work that is sympathetic to both the feel of the Clinic and our goals.

Art studentsThe photo shows the three artists (left to right): Deirdre Macleod, Rhona Taylor and Emily Moore.

The work has been hung in the reception/waiting area, in the corridor and in the quiet room. If you are visiting, please take a look and tell us which you like best! Most of the paintings are also for sale; if you are interested in purchasing one please get in touch.



Deirdre Macleod



Deirdre Macleod is a third year painting student.

Her work, entitled "Stills" is four panels of enamel on mild steel that are hanging in the reception area.

Deirdre's work is concerned with places, spaces and activities that we encounter every day, but which are quickly forgotten or are never properly noticed. It seeks to make visible the poetics of our urban environment. These paintings refer to the ceaseless flow of cars in and out of urban car parks. As a set of moments in time, the paintings seek to capture the changing flow of colour and form within a car park, patterns which cannot easily be perceived by car drivers or passers-by.

Rhona MooreRhona Moore


Rhona Taylor studied painting and drawing, but also makes three-dimensional work, film and installations.

Her work is hanging in the reception area (Liminal Spaces i, ii and iii) and the quiet room (Untitled).

This series of paintings explores different aspects of the space in the Anne Rowling Clinic: not only its architecture and design but also how it is used. The paintings are part of a much larger body of work looking at boundaries, barriers, thresholds and transitions, and exploring the point at which different elements, fragments, colours or components meet.

Rhona was particularly pleased to be working with the Clinic as she has a strong personal connection to motor neurone disease.

Emily Moore Emily Moore

Emily Moore's work has a strong autobiographical aspect with the subject matter and images taken from her own experiences. The canvases on display, which combine screen printing with traditional painting techniques, were made using her own photographs taken on recent trips to the USA and to Chamonix, France.

Emily has three paintings in the Clinic: in the reception area, in the quiet room and in the corridor near the glass office.

Emily is drawn to mountainous landscapes, and in contrast to this natural environment, is also attracted to the geometric shapes and lines found within man-made structures. Her work explores the tension between these two conflicting themes, attempting to find a balance within the final composition.

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