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Can You See What I See? at Tallaght Hospital

Date posted: 14 November 2017

Image shown: 'Can You See What I See?' by Caroline Hyland

‘Can You See What I See?’ is a new exhibition by Caroline Hyland hosted by the National Centre for Arts and Health and open to the public on Hospital Street, Tallaght Hospital until February 2018. A series of hand-painted illustrations, the work is strongly informed by listening to people with dementia and to those who support them; their families, friends and medical professionals.

Through the medium of illustration, Caroline Hyland is taking an informative approach to the everyday, beautifully depicting supports she has learnt that may help someone to live well or a little better with dementia. The overall purpose of the series is to complement the existing dementia awareness campaigns and add to the general public’s knowledge of dementia so people can understand this disease together and support each other to live well with dementia.

Caroline Hyland is an illustrator and artist in residence in the National Centre for Arts and Health, Tallaght Hospital. She believes information can be made more accessible to people through the medium of visual art. Her previous work as an Occupational Therapist in the intellectual disability services has increased her interest in the area of dementia and she is passionate about seeing the person and not just the condition. Through her weekly bedside art sessions, voluntary opportunities and illustrative work, Caroline actively strives to highlight the importance of supporting people to maintain interests and stay engaged.

For further information on this exhibition contact the National Centre for Arts and Health: alison.baker@amnch.ie | 01 4142076

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