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Art, Awareness and Autism: Exhibition at Tallaght University Hospital

Date posted: 20 December 2019

Image shown: Art, Awareness and Autism: Alison Baker Kerrigan, TUH Arts Officer, Adam Harris, Founder and CEO of AsIAm, and artist Sean Hillen

Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) welcomes the ‘Art, Awareness and Autism’ exhibition to Hospital Street featuring nine artists from a wider group known as Autistic Artists Ireland. The artworks will be on show from December 2019 to March 2020.

The exhibiting artists are Elaine Chapman, Sean Hillen, Stuart Neilson, Paula Hynes, Belinda Deutinger, Lelia Anglade, Deirdre Murphy, Frank Ludwig and Daniela Monza.

The artists’ work is highly creative, diverse in theme, art medium and format with many of the artists expressing a sense that is unique to them and their experience of autism through their artwork. It is hoped the exhibition will encourage an awareness and understanding of autism through art for patients, staff and visitors to TUH.

‘Art, Awareness and Autism’ was launched alongside the ‘Autism Awareness’ eLearning Education Programme for staff on 9 December in the Centre for Learning and Development.

The exhibition is brought to TUH by the National Centre for Arts and Health in collaboration with the Centre for Learning and Development.

What is Autism?
Autism is a complex, invisible condition which a person is born with. Autism is a developmental condition which means that the way a person communicates, interacts and understands other people, and the world, is different to those who do not have the condition. It can be described as a “spectrum” which means it impacts different people, in different ways, to differing degrees at different times and in different situations.
– www.AsIAm.ie

For further information on the exhibition, contact Alison.baker@tuh.ie or phone 01 414 2076.

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