Our Art Hub

About Us

“The Anatomy Rooms is a unique creative hub providing a range of working spaces, events and projects in support of individual practitioners, groups and arts organisations.”

THE ANATOMY ROOMS


    The centre comprises of five shared studio rooms, four private studios, an open project room, a study and community room, events space, tooled makers workshop, kitchen and dining area, wi-fi throughout and 24/7 access for residents. Studio and working spaces are let on a month-to-month basis, with one year being the expected tenure duration. It currently houses 16 individual practitioners, a research group, a music and media youth development organisation and a start-up fashion and textiles design workshop.

    Background

    Situated at the rear of Marischal College, in the former anatomy department of the University of Aberdeen, the centre opened to residents in early 2016. The facility is managed by artist-led Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) ‘All In Ideas’. The organisation was formed in 2015 to develop and manage projects in support of arts practitioners in the city. Research and start-up funding support for the Anatomy Rooms was provided by Aberdeen City Council and Creative Scotland’s Place Partnership pilot Creative Spaces Awards scheme. The Anatomy Rooms is just one of All In Ideas’ development portfolio of innovative projects in the city.

ALL IN IDEAS MANIFESTO


  • Think, produce, reach and present.
  • Augment fluidity of discourse for artist and audience.
  • Expand and progress the ‘cultural’ vision of the arts, participants and audience.
  • Agitate the cultural sector toward continual progress and development.
  • Encourage,through productivity and discourse, expanded critical debate.
  • Encourage, through action and support, inward migration and retention of creative talent.
  • Heighten the visibility of creative output at a national and international level.
  • Raise the profile of artists and creative forward thinkers.
  • Maintain the momentum of forward thinkers.
  • Engage with and create new collaborations.
  • Pursue new and unorthodox methods of presentation.
  • Exist outside profiteering from inventiveness and creativity.
  • Value skill, creativity, maker and audience.
What's Happening

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Power To Change – Film Screening

ABOUT Can our advanced industrial civilisation meet the needs of a growing population without wrecking our planet? This informative and entertaining documentary explores existing and emerging possibilities for a radical …

Whyte – Gig – 20th May

Ross Whyte makes his return to The Anatomy Rooms with collaborating partner Alistair Whyte for an intimate evening of folk-tinged electronica. Special guest Fiona Soe Paing.

NUART Soft Launch – April 13th

Join us at The Anatomy Rooms as we kick-off our program with a celebration of Aberdeen’s artistic talent and a special ‘stand-up’ show by Nuart Aberdeen artist Julien de Casabianca. …

Processed Studio / Matt Morris

Processed Studio is an exhibition of recent work by studio resident Matt Morris. Matt describes his practice as a continuous reflection towards the concept of the studio in relationship with …

Makerspace and Workshop

Makerspace, workshop and support. As we head into spring with many arising from an eating induced sleepy creative slump and those project ideas and funding applications now being pondered and …

Studio in Shared Room.

Studio/Workspace Workspace/studio within a shared room now available. We are seeking a recentish professionally focused art or design graduate highly motivated toward developing all aspects of their practice and open …

Membership Program (closed)

TAR Membership Programme: Open Call for Artists CREATIVESCOTLAND-OPPORTUNITY (click for more information) The Anatomy Rooms in Aberdeen city centre are inviting applications from artists to become part of a pilot …

Xmas Open House

You are invited to our XMAS Open House. We will be lauching our new gallery space and reimagined project space. Come and join us for some festive fun and conversation …

Sonic Arts – End of year performance

Sonic Arts – end of degree show performance This Friday 26th, Mark and Bea, along with the 2 other Masters in Sonic Arts students from Aberdeen University (John Montgomery & …

Doors open day

Doors open day We are proud to be part of Aberdeen’s annual Doors open event. Our resident artists have opened their studios for you to experience first hand what happens …

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