Archive for May 2014
WillFredd Theatre and St. Francis Hospice, Raheny are opening up their doors and inviting members of the public to a very special performance of CARE on 30 May 2014. Following a sell-out success at Project Arts Centre in February this year, CARE returns for one show only at St. Francis Hospice, Station Road, Raheny. CARE is an investigation into Palliative Care and the people who work in it. It was developed with WillFredd Theatre, artistic collaborators and Irish Hospice Staff over a period of 14 months from 2012 to 2014. CARE uses music, movement, text and design to bring the audience through the daily life of a Hospice.
We all have amulets, those special objects often hidden away in drawers and cupboards which mark a significant time, occasion or person in our lives. Particular to infant loss, this poetic artwork links photographs of family amulets together with bereaved parent’s whispered stories describing their amulet’s meaning. This potent exhibition draws the viewer into a special world of quiet reflection. The artwork is compelling, visually beautiful and inventively takes you to a place of intrigue and surprise. Intimate and universally relatable, you’ll feel and think differently about loss after seeing this show.
In 2013, artist Tom Meskell and award-winning documentary maker Róisín Loughrey were awarded an inaugural bursary from artsandhealth.ie, the national arts and health website managed by the Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT), to document through film an arts programme involving people who have an acquired brain injury, which is facilitated by Tom at Sacred Heart Hospital in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. The completed short documentary entitled The Room was launched in Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar on Monday, 12 May 2014. The documentary is now available to view here: http://www.artsandhealth.ie/resource/videos/the-room/
In / Between is a site specific performative installation by Olivia Hassett in deAppendix, 30 Ardagh Grove, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Olivia Hasset will be in conversation with Prof. David Taylor, Materials Engineering TCD in deAppendix on 21 May 2014 at 6.30pm. This conversation marks, for Hassett, the culmination of a three month residency at deAppendix. In / Between will be on display until 25 June 2014.
Arts and Health Australia is excited to be partnering with the National Gallery of Victoria to present the 2014 international arts and health conference in Melbourne from 11 to 13 November, 2014. This conference will present best practice and innovative arts and health programmes, effective health promotion and prevention campaigns, methods of project evaluation and scientific research.
Important dates to diarise:
- Call for abstracts and nominations for the 2014 Arts and Health Australia Awards for Excellence closes 31 July 2014
- Conference registrations open 1 June 2014
- Early Bird registrations close 30 September 2014