artsandhealth.ie is delighted to announce that Helium Arts, children’s arts and health organisation, is the recipient of a bursary to produce a documentation of an arts and health project.The aim of the artsandhealth.ie bursary award is to encourage high quality, creative documentation of arts and health practice nationally. Helium will document through film the Cloudlands Dublin project, a national arts and technology project for teenagers in Irish hospitals, taking place at Children’s University Hospital Temple Street. Rachel Tynan is artist in residence in Temple Street where she collaborates with participants on developing new artworks based on their ideas, interests and experiences.
The documentary film will offer a voice to teenagers with long-term illness representing them as multifaceted individuals with an artistic practice that reaches far beyond their illness. The documentary will draw from both the poetic and observational modes of representation to allow the creative stories of each teenager find a space in the overall narrative of the Cloudlands project.
For more information on the Cloudlands project see http://www.helium.ie/programmes/artist-in-residence/cloudlands/