Opened in 2003 and built to an award-winning design by internationally renowned architect Frank Gehry, the Maggie’s Centre was built for anyone affected by cancer. The Centre also boasts a small but significant collection of Scottish art, much of which was donated by local collector Neil Livingston.
The collection includes fine examples of local painters William Bradley Lamond and Joseph Milne and a beautiful study by the Montrose-born George Paul Chalmers. Most memorable are the various vigorous seascapes painted on the Angus and Aberdeenshire coastline north of Dundee, a striking contrast to the pastoral Fife farming scenes from the other side of the Tay. Neil Livingston sadly died in 2010, but he had visited the Centre many times to see his works displayed and appreciated by staff and visitors alike.
As well as paintings, the Centre has a number of other notable artworks including drawings by McIntosh Patrick, a tapestry designed by Eduardo Paolozzi, a print by Grayson Perry and a sculpture by Anthony Gormley.
Ninewells Hospital, Tom McDonald Avenue, Dundee DD2 1NH Scotland
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