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

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Two NHS Lothian staff laughing sitting on a bench in Belhaven Hospital Community Garden

14 May, 2024 / The Broch, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Morningside Place, Edinburgh EH10 5HF

Working together to improve health and wellbeing in NHS Lothian

NHS Lothian Charity: Green Health and Tonic Arts Network Event 2024 We are delighted to invite members of our Green […]

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Spilt Milk artwork called Leaving for Party. Watercolour painting of a child in a red coat and tights leaning over the side of the sofa

18 October, 2023 – 29 April, 2024 / Tonic Gallery at the Western General Hospital

Formula For Care

Our Formula For Care exhibition is a series of work by ten artist members of Spilt Milk Gallery. The artworks […]

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Two hands moving together

22 March, 2024 – 19 April, 2024 / Online via Teams

Health at Hand; Free Wellbeing Sessions for NHS Lothian Staff

**Block 2 of these sessions will finish on 19 April. We are currently scheduling a third block and look forward […]

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Three portraits of Scottish LGBTI+ elders hung on a wall

14 December, 2023 – 25 June, 2024 / Tonic Gallery at the Western General Hospital

Portraits of an LGBTI+ Generation

Our Portraits of an LGBTI+ Generation exhibition, in partnership with National Theatre of Scotland, shares a series of portraits of […]

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Murmuration March, photo by Albie Clark

20 December, 2023 – 29 May, 2024 / Royal Edinburgh Hospital

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 – 29 May, 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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Panel from Astley Ainslie Outdoor Havens Exhibition

1 October, 2023 – 30 April, 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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Havens project, installation image

16 November, 2023 – 16 April, 2024 / The Tonic Gallery at St John’s Hospital, Livingston

Havens, the Story so Far

Since autumn 2022, we have been visiting NHS Lothian sites across the region and discovering the interesting and sometimes surprising […]

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Saudade © Katherina Axemo, exhibited as part of the Leaves exhibition

9 October, 2023 – 29 August, 2024 / Astley Ainslie Hospital Smart Centre, Edinburgh

By Leaves We Live

Tonic Arts, in partnership with Studies in Photography, is delighted to bring this thought-provoking exhibition to the hospital community. Curated […]

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Spilt Milk artwork called Leaving for Party. Watercolour painting of a child in a red coat and tights leaning over the side of the sofa

18 October, 2023 – 29 April, 2024 / Tonic Gallery at the Western General Hospital

Formula for Care

Our Formula For Care exhibition is a series of work by ten artist members of Spilt Milk Gallery. The artworks […]

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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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