Micro Commissions for Emerging Artists in based in Grampian and Moray

Closing date 10 November 2022

Four emerging artists based in the North East of Scotland will be commissioned to work on a project with Lead Artist, Adrian Reid, and NHS Grampian Archives to respond to the current building work at the Foresterhill Health Campus. They will be engaged to look at the long heritage of the Foresterhill Site and the community it serves, and the legacy of the Campus.

Foresterhill Health Campus has over 100 years of history from the conception of the Joint Hospitals Scheme through to the opening of The Baird Family Hospital in March 2024. Since the laying of the foundation stone of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in 1928, the site has expanded with new hospitals and teaching facilities serving the whole of the North East of Scotland, Orkney and Shetland. By the end of the last century, Foresterhill became the biggest hospital campus in Europe with over 20,000 people onsite on a daily basis.

There are currently four new buildings in the development, The Baird Family Hospital, The ANCHOR Centre, The Bio Hub and the Mortuary. Future proposed building work will include the new National Trauma Centre building, and work on the current Maternity Hospital.


GHAT has a track record of supporting new graduates to reach their potential and is seeking artists based in the North East of Scotland who are in the early stages of their careers. Successful candidates will gain experience in developing a collaborative exhibition and working in a public gallery based in a busy healthcare setting. The role of the Artist will be to work with Lead Artist Adrian Reid and 3 other artists to create a new exhibition in The Suttie Arts Space and elsewhere onsite. The Artist will work closely with the Lead Artist and NHS Grampian Archives material. The format of the exhibition will be discussed and agreed with the Snr Manager Projects and Exhibitions in the development stage of the project.


GHAT is looking for someone who is an arts graduate who graduated between 2019 and 2022, and currently lives in the Grampian or Moray regions of Scotland.

Exhibition Duration:          February 2023- May 2023

For information on how to apply click on the link below to download the brief

Artist Brief – Foresterhill: Past, Present and Future Micro Commission

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