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Archive for April 2014


Stockholm City Council: Call for artist in residence

Date posted: 30 April 2014

Image shown: Illustration of Hagaplan, the main plaza in the new city district Hagastaden, Stockholm. © Andersson Jönsson Landskapsarkitekter AB.

Stockholm City Council, Art Department is looking for artists to be part of an exchange of ideas between artists and researchers in life science. The exchange is part of a larger urban development project in Stockholm. Life science is an emerging area of research where different disciplines in medicine, engineering and biology interact. We are looking for artists who have an open, curious attitude to life science and the ability to incorporate influences from the exchange in their artistic work. The application deadline is Monday, 19 May 2014.

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Iontas: a new Arts and Mental Health Programme for clients of the Waterford Mental Health Services

Date posted: 23 April 2014

WHAT (the Waterford Healing Arts Trust) and the Waterford Wexford Mental Health Service (WWMHS) have joined forced to roll out a new arts programme entitled Iontas which offers clients of six mental health settings in Waterford participatory arts experiences in a range of artforms – visual art, shadow puppetry, music, writing and dance. Read More


Typecast commission

Date posted: 17 April 2014

Create, in partnership with the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) and Coolmine Therapeutic Community is seeking expressions of interest from artists and craftspeople with experience of working within the context of substance misuse and recovery, to create a new contemporary collaborative artwork utilising clay as a key material. Deadline for submissions is 19 May 2014. Read More


Personal Effects: A History of Possession

Date posted: 14 April 2014

Image shown: The Bound Man.
Lamda C Print on Dibond.  90cm x 60cm. 2013. Photo credit Alan Counihan.

Personal Effects: A History of Possession is a work by artist and writer Alan Counihan on display in The Long Stores,  Old St. Brendan’s Hospital (Behind the Clocktower), Lower Grangegorman, Dublin 7  from Thursday 1 May to Saturday 10 May 2014 as part of Phizzfest 2014. The exhibition will be open daily from 11.00am – 4.00pm. The work is based on the personal effects of dead or discharged patients of Grangegorman Mental Hospital. Its first site-specific installation will take place in a disused building close to where the belongings were discovered in the attics of that institution in 2010.  Read More


Validation workshop

Date posted: 14 April 2014

Validation is a way of working and communicating with older people who have dementia and it is particularly focused on people who are in later stages of dementia. It makes use of sensory methods of communication such as touch, song and movement to build relationships and connect with the interests people had and the activities they engaged in at earlier times in their lives. University College Cork (UCC) is delighted to host a Validation workshop with Mrs. Naomi Feil, founder of Validation, on 30 May 2014 from 9.00am – 17.30 pm in Room G01 at the Brookfield Health Sciences Complex.

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