Our Art Centre

About Us

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


The Anatomy Rooms is a unique creative hub providing a range of working spaces in support of individual practitioners, groups and arts organisations. Based around shared and private studio space, the centre’s objectives are to encourage creative production and professional development through the provision of working space, practical guidance, peer-to-peer support and programmed events.

The centre comprises of a mix of shared studio rooms, private studios, an open project room and events space, tooled makers workshop, kitchen and dining area and provides high-speed wi-fi throughout with 24/7 access for residents.

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 was founded by artist-led Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation ‘All In Ideas’ (SC045962). The fully independent organisation was formed in 2015 to tackle the recognised lack of affordable studio and working space in Aberdeen.


Think, produce, present, reach.
Augment discourse for artist and audience.
Agitate the sector toward continual improvement.
Expand and progress a shared cultural vision for participants
and audience.

Encourage, through action, critical debate.
Encourage, through action, inward migration and retention of

Heighten the visibility of creative output at a local, national and international level.
Raise profile of artists and creative forward thinkers.
Maintain the momentum of forward thinkers.
Create and support collaboration.
Pursue new and unorthodox methods of presentation.
Value skill, creativity, maker, audience.
Exist outside profiteering from inventiveness and creativity.

What's Happening

News and Events

This Pernicious Nuisance

Opening: 6th June, 6-8 pmContinues: 7th-9th June, 12-4pm // 15th June 12-6pm During Look Again, Jess Wilson-Leigh will present a new body of work. ‘This Pernicious Nuisance’, draws on the …

Out of Site Out of Mind – Jo Muir

‘Out of Sight, Out of Mind’ is an exhibition by anatomy rooms based artist Jo Muir. This exhibition will conclude a series of exhibitions by residents at TAR as part …

Underpinning_Drawing Objects – Workshop

Ruth Switalski is a Glasgow based artist, curator, educator and facilitator. Her work is an ontological examination of painting, focussing on materiality and sculpture through installation, concerned predominantly with the …

Set The Scope by Jim Ewen

Following the soft launch of Jim’s exhibition on the 12th of April we are presenting a limited series of invigilated open hours. Next up Friday 20th April 4-7pm Our Project Room …

Underpinning Programme

Underpinning Programme Open call for artists working in any form to enrol in a 6 month membership led by All In Ideas at The Anatomy Rooms. Link here This membership …


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