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Archive for October 2012


Songs and Stories exhibition at St Columbanus Nursing Home, Killarney

Date posted: 12 October 2012

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Over seventy people packed the activities room at St Columbanus Nursing Home in Killarney on Thursday 11 October, when Sean Hurley of Radio Kerry officially launched an exhibition of art, stories, and songs, compiled by residents of the nursing home.

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Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust: call for submissions

Date posted: 10 October 2012

Galway University Hospitals (GUH) Arts Trust is now accepting submissions for its 2013 exhibition programme.  GUH Arts Trust is the leading arts and health programme in the west of Ireland.  As part of the exhibition programme we are interested in artists/curators who wish to engage with their audience by including artists’ talks, workshops etc. as part of the exhibition. 

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Visualising long-term illness: artist’s talk

Date posted: 10 October 2012

Venue: The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1  
Date: 15 October 2012
Time:  6.00pm to 8.00pm

What inspires artists to make work about illness? And what challenges face those working with artists in hospitals? Mary Grehan of the Waterford Healing Arts Trust and artists Ciara McMahon and Dominic Thorpe join artist Rachel Tynan for this free event, which is organised in light of Tynan’s research and resulting exhibition, Cut Throat, at The LAB. Supported by Dublin City of Science 2012 and Innovation Dublin, this talk will explore the nature of art and illness from the perspectives of the curator working in a medical environment and the artists responding to illness through their work. A second, accompanying talk takes place on Wednesday 24 October 2012. Read More


An introduction to arts and health: What is arts and health?

Date posted: 9 October 2012

Saturday 10 November 2012, 10am – 1pm in the WHAT Centre for Arts and Health, Waterford Regional Hospital

What is meant by the term ‘arts and health’? Where does it take place? What rationale is it based on? Where did it come from? What are the particular challenges?

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Call for abstracts for the Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference 24 – 26 June 2013 in Bristol UK

Date posted: 8 October 2012

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference, taking place between  24 – 26 June 2013 in Bristol UK,  is delivered by Arts & Health South West on behalf of the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing with the support of the Royal Society for Public Health. Submission of abstractsare invited for oral presentation, poster presentation, participatory workshop and performance /film.

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