Archive for January 2015
Still reeling from the hustle and bustle of the festive season, or have those new year resolutions already fallen by the wayside. Sometimes we need to take time out to reflect and nourish our hearts and minds. Building on the success of the Dublin City Council Libraries’ Mind Yourself series in 2014, the 2015 Mind Yourself programme includes talks, workshops and practical classes that encourage us to take precious time for ourselves, be willing to explore new experiences and in so doing we can enhance our health and wellbeing. The emphasis is on the benefits of positive thinking and developing that sometimes elusive feel good factor. Read More
The Amulet: a national exhibition tour by artist Marie Brett is hosted by The Lab Gallery, Dublin until 28 March 2015. The Irish Times made a short video in the gallery with curator Sheena Barrett. Click here to view http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/the-amulet-art-project-remembers-lost-infants-1.2079750 Read More
Helium’s Cloudlands project connects artists and teenagers living with chronic illnesses through collaborative projects and is entering its final year in Temple Street Children’s University Hospital and Cork University Hospital. This year, the artists have developed two distinct projects which have grown out of work which developed over the previous two years. Eszter Némethi, Cork University Hospital, will work with a group of young collaborators to develop a radio play and a series of digital interventions which will alter the hospital environment. Rachel Tynan, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, will work with Mark Linnane and Fionnuala Conway to develop her Sound Dolls, giant Russian Dolls designed in collaboration with participants and containing their stories. Read More
Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Director / Chief Executive, artist Ailbhe Murphy. Read More
The WHAT Arts and Health Library is a national resource for learning and research in the field of arts and health. Managed by WHAT (the Waterford Healing Arts Trust), the focus is on high quality artistic interventions into health care contexts, related research and evaluation.
WHAT is looking for new and relevant material for its library. If you have published something in the field of arts and health, or completed a piece of research, and would like to include a hard copy of this in the WHAT Arts and Health Library, please post it to: Read More