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Launch of Saolta Arts

Date posted: 12 August 2019

Image shown: Launch of Saolta Arts by Mrs. Sabina Higgins at University Hospital Galway. Photo: Andrew Downes, xposure.

Saolta Arts, formerly Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust, was officially launched on 6 August 2019 by Mrs Sabina Higgins at University Hospital Galway. Offset, an intergenerational printmaking exhibition, was also launched at the hospital on the day.  Read More


Trad@Heart 2019: Music in Healthcare Festival

Date posted: 7 August 2019

Image shown: Trad@Heart

For the second year running, Kids’ Classics will present Trad@Heart in Louth, a complimentary traditional Irish music programme across hospitals and health settings in the community during August 2019. Trad@Heart is taking place in partnership with  Create Louth, the arts service of Louth County Council. An introductory Music in Healthcare workshop for musicians will form part of the festival.  Read More


Work from the Arts Council collection on loan to St. Vincent’s University Hospital

Date posted: 26 July 2019

Image shown: ‘Acanthus 1/5, 1995’. Etching by Terry Gravett.

The Arts Council, the state agency responsible for developing the arts, has loaned 30 pieces of visual art from its collection to St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin. The works were selected by members of staff, and will be installed throughout the hospital in public areas including corridors, foyers and patient areas. Read More


Mary A. Kelly selected as winner of the 2019 RCSI Art Award

Date posted: 15 June 2019

Image shown: Pictured (L-R) in front of the winning artwork: Mr Kenneth Mealy, RCSI President; Abigail O’Brien, RHA President; artist Mary A. Kelly, winner of the RCSI Art Award 2019; and Patrick Murphy, RHA Director. Photo credit: RCSI.

Mary A. Kelly has been announced as the winner of the 2019 RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) Art Award for her artwork, ‘Add and subtract the marks, poke my fingers and even my head all the way through’. Now in its fourth year, the RCSI Art Award in association with The Irish Times was established in recognition of the connection between art and healing. Read More


WHAT announces Artist in Residence 2019 at University Hospital Waterford

Date posted: 8 June 2019

Image shown: WHAT artist in residence 2019 Catherine Sweeney Brown

Catherine Sweeney Brown has been selected as the Artist in Residence for 2019 at Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) / University Hospital Waterford (UHW). A musician and music therapist, Catherine will be based at the WHAT Centre for Arts and Health at UHW for six months and will work primarily with the Neonatal and Special Care Baby Unit at the hospital. The Artist in Residence scheme is funded by the Arts Council.   Read More

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