Glade © NEON, photo by cro+kow

Tonic Commissions

We support and manage arts, design and selected Greenspace commissioning programmes, developed with patient and staff engagement and collaboration.

Find out more about some of our recent commissions:

Glade © NEON, photo by cro+kow

East Lothian Community Hospital

East Lothian Community Hospital Going to hospital can be stressful for patients but having a welcoming environment both inside and […]
Forth Flora © Lorna Fraser, photo by Shannon Tofts

Edinburgh Haematology Centre

Enhancing Clinical Environments Through Art and Creativity Edinburgh Haematology Centre A stunning collaborative arts programme forming a major reprovision of […]

Beyond Walls

NHS Lothian Charity’s Tonic Arts team, together with Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (ECHC), recently worked with Gingko Projects through Multiplex – the building contractor – to curate and produce one of the UK’s largest ever art and therapeutic design commissioning programmes.
tiled Corridor © Frances Priest - Tonic Commissions

The Tiled Corridor

The Tiled Corridor is a ceramic commission at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, by Frances Priest.
Sanctuary © Lindsay Perth, photo by Lindsay Perth

The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is a non-denominational reflection space at new-build East Lothian Community Hospital. It was designed by Lindsay Perth in collaboration with local designer-makers and was commissioned and funded by Tonic Arts, Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation, for NHS Lothian.
Our Common Humanity, © Juli Bolaños-Durman

Our Common Humanity

Our Common Humanity Royal Edinburgh Hospital Created by Juli Bolaños-Durman, “Our Common Humanity” was created in collaboration with patients at […]

Find out more about how we are enhancing environments and enriching patient experience by reading our case studies

In the Trees detail© John Brown, photo by cro+kow

Social and Geographic Context: Edinburgh Haematology Centre

I find myself gazing into a circular haze of blue. I could be looking at a picture of the earth, […]

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Baralettes © Alex Allan, photo by Matthew Barnes ELCH

Clinical Collaboration

There’s a multitude of studies with evidence that people actually heal and repair more quickly in a creative physical environment,” […]

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Horse © Kenny Hunter, photo by cro+kow

Context and Place: East Lothian

What does it mean to commission artworks for a hospital? There are certain requirements the artists and makers must consider […]

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Sanctuary © Lindsay Perth, photo by Rebecca Milling

Crafting of Considered Spaces; Mindful Making

In the market town of Haddington in East Lothian, a purpose-built modern healthcare facility is operating with an innovative approach […]

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