Meet the team

At Art in Healthcare we are passionate about what we do
and the impact our work has on people across Scotland.


Rowan Dahl

Collection Assistant

Rowan is a recent art graduate who works with maintaining and recording our collection and assists with curation of works. She has a BA(hons) in Painting from Gray’s School of Art.



Suzanne Heffron

Finance & Operations Manager

Suzanne comes to Art in Healthcare from a background in arts and events management with experience gained across many of Scotland’s festivals. As Finance and Operations Manager she looks after the logistics and finances of the company, bringing her experience in producing and planning to the role.

With a lifelong interest in visual art Suzanne has a BA in Photography from Robert Gordon University and has recently undertaken studies in Art History at Edinburgh University.



Ursula Bevan Hunter

Room for Art Co-ordinator

Ursula is committed to working within community arts and to a socially engaged practice. She has broad professional experience as an educator and administrator and has co-ordinated projects for diverse arts organisations across central Scotland.

Ursula has a BA in Environmental Art from Glasgow School of Art and an MA in Illustration from The University of Edinburgh. She is also a practicing designer and has completed commissions for public spaces, within healthcare, the hospitality sector and book illustration.



I am really excited about this role and working at Art in Healthcare. All throughout my career I have become convinced of the importance of providing engaging experiences that empower people to be creative. I firmly believe that art should be accessible to all and have seen first-hand the positive impacts art can have on health and wellbeing

Iona McCann

Outreach Manager

Iona McCann started working for us in December 2016 as the Outreach Manager for our social prescribing project 'ROOM FOR ART' funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

Previous to this she has worked in many gallery and museum settings including Edinburgh Printmakers, Glasgow Museums, McManus; Dundee's Art Museum and Gallery and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Most recently she worked as Public Engagement Co-ordinator for GENERATION (a partnerships project between Creative Scotland, Glasgow Life and National Galleries Scotland).

She has a BA(hons) Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art and Design in Dundee and an MA Art Museum and Gallery Education from Newcastle University.


Margaret McCormick

Curator

Margaret is an experienced and respected Curator, who works part-time with Art in Healthcare to place works from our collection in health and social care settings.



Vanessa Paynton

Executive Director

Vanessa works with the team and Board, to ensure that Art in Healthcare is well run and is delivering relevant and impactful services. Vanessa has worked as a consultant, manager and producer in Scotland, commissioning projects and performances, developing festivals and championing meaningful engagement opportunities across a range of art forms. Most recently she was Director of Public Programme and Facilities at Cove Park. She has also enjoyed working at Macrobert Arts Centre, the Village Storytelling Centre, the Six Cities Design Festival and Glasgow Film.

Vanessa will focus upon strategic progress, partnerships, operational development, advocacy and income generation at Art in Healthcare.


Board & Trustees

Paula Shutt

Paula Shutt

Chair

Paula Shutt is a Marketing and French Graduate with 25 years' experience in Marketing and Communications across the Public, Private and Charity sectors.
Paula's roles have included heading up the Communications department at a large UK Government Agency, leading teams in the Press Office, Digital, Events, Internal Communications and Marketing. She has led product and service launches and contributed to road safety campaigns, with her project work being cited by the National Audit Office as 'best practice' and shared across the Public Sector.
Paula currently leads the Marketing function at an Edinburgh Health Charity, and enjoys an interest in art and the arts.

Laura Baxter

Laura Baxter

Vice-Chair

Laura is an Art History graduate with twenty years' experience in leading creative learning and engagement teams in the cultural sector, with a particular focus and expertise in developing creative programmes that promote health and wellbeing improvement. Throughout her career, she has been committed to ensuring the widest possible access to and enjoyment of arts and culture and has an abiding belief that creativity and the arts can contribute to a healthy society and healthy communities. She has worked with a number of cultural institutions in the UK, USA and Japan, including museums and galleries as well as with several of Scotland's National Performing Companies, including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. She is a mindfulness student and teacher and is currently undertaking postgraduate research into the health and wellbeing benefits of mindfulness practice within arts-based learning programmes.

Dr Roderick Cameron

Dr Roderick Cameron

 

Until his retirement, Roddy was a Consultant Radiologist at Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, Dundee, with general diagnostic imaging as his work and respiratory radiology as a special interest.

Roddy was also the curator of the art collection of the Ninewells Hospital Radiology Department. With a similar philosophy to Art in Healthcare, the collection was established to benefit patients and staff, and also to encourage young artists. Since 1998, the Radiology Art Prize has been awarded annually at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee.

He is Treasurer of Ruthven Parish Festival, a local music and arts society


Dr Conor Maguire

Dr Conor Maguire

 

Dr Conor Maguire is a Consultant in Medicine for the Elderly at the Royal Victoria and Western General Hospitals, Edinburgh and a Clinical Director of Older Peoples Services at NHS Lothian. He qualified from University College Dublin and subsequently completed an MD Thesis at Trinity College Dublin before moving to the University of Bristol in 1997 as Lecturer in Care of the Elderly. He was appointed to his present position in 2000.

Dr Duncan Thomson

Dr Duncan Thomson

 

Dr Duncan Thomson was Director of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery from 1982 to 1997. He is an acknowledged authority on 17th century British paintings and also on the work of Sir Henry Raeburn. He curated the great Raeburn exhibition held in Edinburgh and London in 1997/98. He has also written on 20th century artists.

Al Donald

Al Donald

 

Al joined TSB as a graduate trainee & then spent 23 years with the bank, mainly in commercial banking. He now works for LINC Scotland, which is the association of business angels, the people who put equity into start-up companies. LINC's main role is to support & encourage early stage investors in Scottish start-ups, as well as providing investment ready advice to entrepreneurs.
He also does a bit of running coaching as well as organising a JogScotland group. He has previously served on the board of Triathlon Scotland as well as being the Chairman of the Edinburgh Small Business Loan Fund. Along with his wife, Al has been interested in the world of art for a long time", albeit he has no talent in that direction whatsoever.


Madeleine Kemna

Madeleine Kemna

 

Madeleine Kemna has extensive experience in investment banking, publishing and academia. She is the author of several books and has a passion for the visual arts. Currently, she is the chief economist for Hoofbosch Investment Fund. In addition she has a portfolio of NED roles.

Graeme McWilliams

Graeme McWilliams

 

Graeme is a retired in-house lawyer, has been a Fellow of the Law Society of Scotland since 2019, and in March 2022 he rejoined the Society's Intellectual Property accreditation panel. He became a board member and trustee of The Royal Lyceum Theatre Company Limited in March 2022, is on the committee of the Access to Justice Foundation Scotland and chair of its Working Group since 2020, is a member of the judging panel for the Scottish Legal Awards since 2016, and is co-chair of the Faculty of Advocates' annual World Intellectual Property Day conference since 2008. He was Convener of the Society's In-House Lawyers Committee from 2016-19, and a board member of the Friends of the Royal Scottish Academy from 2010-17.


Matilda Hall

Matilda Hall

President

Matilda Hall was the founder of Paintings in Hospitals Scotland which later become Art in Healthcare. She holds a degree in the History of Art from Edinburgh University and was in charge of the Art Collection and exhibitions at Stirling University from its inception. She subsequently ran the Art Gallery of the MacRobert Centre at the University and worked later at the Scottish Arts Council. Matilda Hall continues her long association with the charity she created by serving as President of Art in Healthcare.

Bill Hare

Bill Hare

Honorary Curator

Bill was Exhibition Organiser at the Talbot Rice Gallery and taught art history with the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art. Since 1995 he has concentrated on teaching and curating, with a special interest in post-war Scottish art. He is now an Honorary Teaching Fellow in Scottish art history at Edinburgh University and Honorary Curator of the University's Fine Art Collection. Bill has published extensively on Scottish modern art and is the Scottish editor of Galleries magazine and author of Contemporary Painting in Scotland (1992).


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