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A summer of reimagining arts in healthcare

Date posted: 3 September 2020

Image shown: Healing Sounds Outdoors, University Hospital Waterford. Image credit: Waterford Healing Arts Trust.

The challenge of safely reimagining arts engagement in healthcare environments, and doing so in a way that aids meaningful connection, remains a key preoccupation for the arts and health community during the Covid-19 pandemic. The summer of 2020 has brought new creative experiences and adaptions of long-established programmes to hospitals and community health settings across Ireland.   Read More


Ageing Voices: Mapping singing groups with older people

Date posted: 30 August 2020

Sing Ireland, the national group singing support agency, and Creative Aging International have come together to produce resources and best practice training programmes for musicians, carers, and health care teams working with older people. The Ageing Voices project invites participation in an online survey to map singing groups across the country. Read More


Life of Objects: Exhibition by Lucy Turner at Tallaght University Hospital

Date posted: 29 August 2020

Image shown: ‘It is you black bird that I love‘ by Lucy Turner. Relief print on Irish linen.

The National Centre for Arts and Health at Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) presents Life of Objects by Irish artist Lucy Turner. This exhibition for the hospital community will be on display on Hospital Street until October 2020.  Read More


Artist Anne McLeod selected to make University Hospital Waterford ‘A Better Place’

Date posted: 29 August 2020

Image shown: Anne McLeod, Laneway in spring, watercolour.

Artist Anne McLeod has been selected as this year’s A Better Place artist at University Hospital Waterford (UHW). Anne will present a solo exhibition in October 2020 with the aim of making the hospital ‘a better place’ for all. The A Better Place exhibition is managed by Waterford Healing Arts Trust and will take place during the Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing.  Read More


National Gallery of Ireland introduces a dementia inclusive in-home art resource

Date posted: 22 August 2020

Image shown: Participants at a dementia inclusive workshop with artist Ciara Harrison at the National Gallery of Ireland.

The National Gallery of Ireland has been providing free, facilitator-led dementia-inclusive sessions on site at the Gallery and in the community over the last five years. Their new in-home resource enables people with dementia and carers to enjoy art within their own home. Read More

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