Artist Catherine Imhof-Cardinal to exhibit in the Dress Circle Bar Gallery, HMT

January 30, 2013

Grampian Hospitals Art Trust (GHAT) charity organisation’s partnership with His Majesty’s Theatre means that each year GHAT will create four exhibitions in the Dress Circle Bar Gallery in His Majesty’s Theatre.


For the first exhibition of 2013, GHAT presents Catherine Imhof-Cardinal.

Catherine Imhof-Cardinal is a Swiss-French artist living near Aberdeen in Scotland. She began her career in Aix-en-Provence, France, where she studied sculpture and drawing at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in the early Seventies.

Catherine’s work is informed by a strongly developed sense of colour, often in daring and unusual composition of a figurative or semi-abstract nature. Her approach to composition is without preconception; each work gradually emerges from a series of lines thrown onto the sheet, the subject and composition suggesting themselves through the work process. In this way, impressions gathered on travels and from life in general re-emerge in the paintings, not as factual representations but as images imbued with the feeling of places and events.

Because of her approach, Catherine’s style is very varied and includes abstract paintings done either with screen print paint, oil paint or oil crayons on paper.

The exhibition will be opened at a special launch evening on the 31st January 2013 from 6.00pm – 7.30pm, and then will run from Friday 1st February 2013 until Saturday 27th April 2013 – theatre opening hours.


Any funds raised by GHAT will contribute to the placement of artworks which benefit patients and visitors in healthcare spaces across the NHS Grampian area and from Forres to Stonehaven. Over 550 artists, mostly from Scotland and largely from the North East, are represented in the collection which now numbers over 4500. Also to assist with the development of our patient centred arts sessions at Woodend Hospital and Roxburghe House and the funding campaign for THE SPACE on the ARI site.


Executive Director of Grampian Hospitals Art Trust Sally Thomson said: ‘This partnership in such a central Aberdeen location is a great way to showcase the work that GHAT does within the healthcare facilities of the North East to brighten the wards and corridors and to help people feel more at home in medical spaces’


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