ST/OP is the latest development of the Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust (THAT) ST/ART Project, Online Photography programming. This approach was originally developed in response to restrictions during the Covid Pandemic, but the success of the 8 weekly programmes; ‘Sharing Photographs’ in 2020, and ‘Loving Photography’ in 2021, has led to this new longer term model.

This new Online Gallery of photographs showcases some of the fantastic work the group has been creating over the last 6 months.

Meeting monthly on Zoom, working once again with Lead Artist and photographer David P Scott, participants with long term health conditions and their carers, are developing their knowledge and understanding of digital photography. The ongoing commitment of the ST/ART Project has meant that the more relaxed pace of monthly meetings has given participants more time to develop their ideas and to experiment with their equipment and associated apps. Each month they discuss their work, share their experiences, and are set new challenges.

As part of the programme the group also plan occasional field trips where they can come together socially as well as for a specific photographic challenge. The first field trip was to Dundee University Botanic Gardens.

This Gallery of work by 11 participants, is grouped under the six thematic challenges the group responded to: Autumn Colours, Festive Lights, Black and White Winter Landscapes, The Colour Red, Plants and Gardens (including work from The Botanic Gardens) and April Showers (even though there was hardly any rain!)

The programme will now continue through to March 2023 and possibly beyond, with fresh challenges, more field trips and further updates to this Gallery.

Athene Bergamino

Maureen Carrie

Robert Carrie

Michelle Cassidy

Helen Gowland

Alice Jones

Elaine Lewthwaite

Andi Nairn

Mark Pennycook

Alison Reeves

Issy Robertson

Autumn Colours

Festive Lights

Black and White Winter Landscapes

The Colour Red

Plants and Gardens

April Showers

About Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust

Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust (THAT) is a charity registered in Scotland that works in partnership with NHS Tayside. THAT promotes participation in Creative Engagement programmes as an important contribution to health and wellbeing for people living with health conditions. For further information about THAT visit our website, our Facebook or email: