Stories from Scottish Creations: Dundee

"For someone who's had a brain injury, you can really feel like your life is going nowhere"

Issy Robertson, Artist
McManus Gallery & NHS Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust

24 November 2022

In the latest episode of our Scottish Creations documentary series, we are in Dundee, talking with Artist Issy Robertson, of the McManus Gallery and NHS Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust project. She discusses her experience as an artist following a brain injury, and how art can bring confidence and joy to patients in the healthcare system.

We also talk to Kelly Donaldson, the Touring Exhibition Curator from Creative Lives about the way that the Scottish Creations tour presented a visual art exhibition in collaboration with a live performance from the Scottish Ensemble.


Stories from Scottish Creations: Dundee

Local Artist

  • Artist: Issy Robertson

For Scottish Ensemble:

  • Producer: Stuart Burns
  • Chief Executive: Jenny Jamison
  • Artistic Director: Jonathan Morton

For Creative Lives

  • Touring Exhibition Curator: Kelly Donaldson

For Daysix

  • Producer and Director: Gavin Bryce
  • Cinematography: Lewis Roseweir
  • Editor: Nicholas Ward

With thanks to

  • Cheryl McDermid – McManus Gallery
  • Chris Kelly – NHS Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust


Filmed on location at Dundee’s Caird Hall

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