Archive for November 2011
National | Dialogue Arts + Health is a one-day event taking place in RUA RED, Tallaght, Dublin on Tuesday 6 December 2011. It aims to explore shared outlooks for arts and health practice in Ireland. The event will be of interest to artists, arts organisations, health professionals, health service users, and others interested in the area of arts and health practice.
Apertures & Anxieties is an exhibition celebrating 300 years of Trinity’s School of Medicine and is on display in the RHA Gallery, Dublin from the 16 November – 21 December 2011.
The exhibiting artists are Aideen Barry, Megan Eustace, Andrew Folan RHA, Nick Miller, Ciaran Murphy, Maria McKinney, Theresa Nanigian, Abigail O’Brien RHA, Eilis O’Connell RHA, Garrett Phelan and Grace Weir.
Following on from the success of a pilot participatory music programme earlier this year the Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) is now running this programme in Newport Day Care Centre, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. The programme is led by Liam Merriman on a one-to-one basis with mental health service users.
West Cork Mental Health Services (WCMHS) covers a geographical area from Courtmacsherry in the east to Terelton at the north most point, to the peninsulas and Islands. The ethos of the service is to provide support and care to individuals and their families in their own home/community environment, embracing the principles of recovery and inclusion. WCMHS has appointed Kevin O’Shanahan to the role of Arts & Mental Health Co-ordinator.
Where are we now? – a symposium examining arts for children in hospital within the context of the Puppet Portal Project, was hosted by Helium, in collaboration with Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership, at The Ark, Dublin, on October 28th.