Penny and Matt from LMN working with Tonic Arts. Image copyright to Euan Robertson

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28 June, 2024 – 13 July, 2024 / Stills: Centre for Photography, 23 Cockburn St, Edinburgh EH1 1BP

Havens: Stories and Portraits from NHS Lothian

Imposing, but intimate, large-scale portraits, still lives and personal testimony document the interesting and sometimes surprising places that NHS Lothian staff use as havens in their busy work lives.

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As part of the Edinburgh International Festival, the London Symphony Orchestra play at a Hospital in the Lothians. Image © to Mihaela Bodlovic

24 May, 2024 – 11 October, 2024 / Hospitals across NHS Lothian

Festival Fridays

We’re thrilled to be continuing our exciting partnership with Edinburgh International Festival, bringing world class artists to perform for patients and staff across NHS Lothian.

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31 May, 2024 – 29 August, 2024 / Tonic Gallery, Anne Ferguson Building, link corridor, Crewe Road South, Edinburgh, EH4 2XU

Kintsugi People

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of mending broken pottery with a lacquer dusted with precious metals, such as gold or […]

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30 May, 2024 – 6 November, 2024 / Tonic Gallery, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, 51 Little France Crescent, Old Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh EH16 4SA

What does Art look like?

Explore the vibrant world of artistic expression from NHS Lothian Charity’s Tonic Arts Art Collection. This collection, with over 2,500 […]

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16 April, 2024 – 31 October, 2024 / Tonic Gallery, The Royal Hospital for Children & Young People/ Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Dott Corridor, Ground floor 50 Little France Crescent, EH16 4TJ


NHS Lothian Charity’s Tonic Arts Programme are delighted to present an exciting new exhibition from two artists, Joanna Blémont and […]

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Two hands moving together

10 May, 2024 – 16 August, 2024 / Online via Teams

Health at Hand; Free Wellbeing Sessions for NHS Lothian Staff

We are delighted to be offering another block of free online wellbeing sessions for NHS Lothian staff in partnership with […]

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Murmuration March, photo by Albie Clark

20 December, 2023 – 25 July, 2024 / Tonic Gallery, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Morningside Place, Edinburgh EH10 5HF

Murmuration Exhibition

Our Murmuration Exhibition, in partnership with Artlink Edinburgh, celebrates this summer’s Murmuration March which marked the finale of the Royal […]

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An archive image showing people curling at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital

12 September, 2023 – 25 July, 2024 / Tonic Gallery One at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital

Your Place For Greenspace

The grounds and gardens of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital have always been important to patient recovery and wellbeing. So much […]

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little-astronaut, red-building by Jolanta-Pakla-Plebankiewic

16 April, 2024 – 10 October, 2024 / Tonic Gallery, St John’s Hospital, Livingston 2nd floor beside canteen, Howden Road West, Howden, Livingston EH54 6PP

New Foto Photography Exhibition

New Foto is an exhibition that has been developed by our Tonic Arts programme in partnership with Stills: Centre for […]

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Panel from Astley Ainslie Outdoor Havens Exhibition

1 October, 2023 – 31 July, 2024 / Astley Ainslie Hospital

Havens, Outdoor Exhibition

Dotted across campus, you will find the work of artists Craig Easton and Lottie Davies as part of NHS Lothian […]

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Our Common Humanity, © Juli Bolaños-Durman

13 September, 2023 / Garden Lobby, Scottish Parliament

NHS Lothian Charity’s Tonic Arts Showcase

NHS Lothian Charity was delighted to host an event at the Parliament, sponsored by Daniel Johnson MSP, to celebrate the […]

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LSO & Sir Simon Rattle © Mark Allan

14 August, 2023 – 16 August, 2023 / Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Western General Hospital

London Symphony Orchestra at NHS Lothian

Welcome to a remarkable event as part of the Edinburgh International Festival, featuring the world-famous London Symphony Orchestra performing a […]

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Artwork © Emelia Kerr-Beale as part of the Life under Lockdown project

12 April, 2020 – 12 June, 2021

Life Under Lockdown

One Pandemic. Seven Artists. Seven Generations. One Exhibition In June 2020 Tonic Arts created a  series  of micro-residencies  for  visual  […]

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1 June, 2023 – 30 August, 2023 / Royal Edinburgh Hospital

Summer Fling

The Summer Fling is a celebration of art, creativity, culture, nature and community. Celebrating the great outdoor spaces of the […]

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