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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


visions4people: Artistic research meets psychiatry

Date posted: 1 June 2019

Image shown: visions4people: Artistic research meets psychiatry

visions4people is a new publication by Tyyne Claudia Pollmann offering a kaleidoscopic overview of artistic research in the context of psychiatric residential environments and conveys their particular challenges. What form can design visions and interventions take where people are central? Read More


Artists Practising Well: Research Report by Clore Fellow Nicola Naismith

Date posted: 1 June 2019

Artists Practising Well is a new research report by visual artist Nicola Naismith, focusing on the topic of affective support for creative practitioners working in participatory arts in health and wellbeing. Naismith was a Visual Artist Fellow on the Clore Leadership Programme in 2017/18 and the research was supported by a grant from the the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the UK via the Clore Leadership Programme. Read More


Seek the happiness of Traveller Pride

Date posted: 28 May 2019

Image shown: Traveller Pride Art Quilt : 'Seek the happiness of Traveller Pride'

As part of Cork Traveller Pride 2019, a celebration of Traveller culture & ethnicity, a new artwork ‘Seek the happiness of Traveller Pride’ is being unveiled at Cork University Hospital on 28 May. The Traveller Pride Art Quilt celebrates Traveller identity and pride, depicting a horse as an enduring symbol of culture and pride. The quilt was created through a collaboration between Spring Lane Traveller Women’s Group and textile artist Mary Palmer. Read More

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