ST/OP is the Online Photography programme of the Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust (THAT) ST/ART Project. This approach was originally developed in response to restrictions during the Covid Pandemic and that success led to this new longer term online model.

This second 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 continued support 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 field trips where they can come together socially as well as for a specific photographic challenge. The field trip during the summer was to Greyfriars Burial Ground in Perth city centre.

This Gallery of work by 10 participants, is grouped under the six thematic challenges the group responded to: Dawn Chorus, Summer Solstice, Made You Look, Perth Field Trip/A Favourite Place, Indian Summer/Something Out of Place and Desire Lines.

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

Michelle Cassidy

Helen Gowland

Alice Jones

Elaine Lewthwaite

Andi Nairn

Mark Pennycook

Alison Reeves

Issy Robertson

Alastair Strickland

Dawn Chorus

An audio visual version of Alison Reeves’ photograph can be found here.

Summer Solstice

Made You Look

Perth Field Trip/A Favourite Place

Indian Summer/Something Out of Place

Desire Lines

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: