Archive for August 2014
A new website has been launched by artist Marie Brett, which charts the arts and health project entitled The Amulet. Initiated by the artist, and involving collaboration with bereaved parents, and partnership with maternity staff at three Irish Hospitals, (Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH), University Maternity Hospital Limerick and University Hospital Waterford) – the project received extensive arts, health and community based advise and support. The Amulet is innovative, and said to have considerably developed arts and health work nationally, forging a new means of participatory practice. Read More
Niche Community Health Project, based in Knocknaheeny / Hollyhill Community Garden is seeking a Community Garden Artist in Residence under theJobridge Internship scheme. The intern will work with the Community Arts for Health Worker, and the Niche Team, to develop a number of art projects, installations and creative events in the community garden, working with individuals and groups from the local area. The intern will receive formal and informal training in arts facilitation, arts for health practice, project and time management and community support and development. They will also have the opportunity to develop their own creativity, learn new artistic and technical skills and work with a variety of materials on both small and large scale. Deadline Monday, 4 September.
Melancholia is a two-day international, multidisciplinary seminar exploring the topic of ‘melancholia’ from clinical, theoretical, film studies, and visual arts practice and curatorship perspectives. It will take place on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 November in the National Museum of Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7. What does this term mean and how is it understood, worked with and represented in different contexts? We will be looking at how meanings for the term have developed over time and how contemporary understandings of ‘depression’, the ‘sublime’ and ‘affect’ have been used to think about experiences of melancholia. Read More
Cork University Hospital (CUH) is embarking on an exciting new project to open up to the digital world the art collection in the hospital. The aim is to share this magnificent body of work with wide audiences who have an interest in the arts and in particular the arts and health through an online gallery exhibition and publishing a print catalogue of the collection. Read More
The Board of Create, Ireland’s national development agency for collaborative arts, is seeking to recruit an experienced Director to lead this dynamic and vibrant arts organisation to the next stage of its development, nationally and internationally. This vital and exciting role will be of interest to senior arts leaders who have ambition, drive, vision and a passion for the arts plus a genuine interest in the role of great art and artists in broader civil society. Deadline for applications Friday 26 September 2014. Read More