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Archive for October 2011
MAC is an intervention by PhD artist researcher Sheelagh Broderick emerging as a response to workshops held with healthcare professionals earlier this year.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Arts in Healthcare Settings is the first accredited course in arts and health in Ireland. The course is delivered by NUI Maynooth Kilkenny Campus in association with the National Centre for Arts and Health at The Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Tallaght. All students attending the course have the opportunity to attend a short placement in an arts and health setting (offered at the National Centre for Arts and Health, The Adelaide and Meath Hospital). Read More
Helium, in collaboration with Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership, is hosting Where are we now? a symposium examining arts for children in hospital in the context of the Puppet Portal Project on Friday, 28 October 2011 in The Ark, Dublin. The symposium is part of the 2011 International Puppet Festival Ireland for artists and healthcare professionals who are interested in participatory arts with children in hospital. Read More
Lingering Space is an exhibition by the Waterford Healing Arts Trust Artist in Residence Maria McKinney on view in Waterford Regional Hospital from 13 October to 11 November 2011.
In contemporary society the hospital is a space through which we are guaranteed to pass. Like an airport or train station, hospitals serve as gateways to both arriving and departing individuals. It is where we go to be made well or to receive a result. Both of these undertakings make it a place whereby a period of waiting is convention. Areas are designated for this purpose, and are signified as well as occupied by their seating. A chair is ascribed many bodily attributes: legs, arms, feet, back and head. As such it may be interpreted as a substitute in lieu of an occupant. It waits for one to wait. Read More
Shine On is a new anthology of prose and poetry in aid of the Irish voluntary body, Shine. Featuring many of the best-known names in Irish writing (among them Colm Toíbín, Claire Keegan, Joseph O’Connor, Paula Meehan, John Montague, Alex Barclay, Colum McCann, Sinéad Morrissey, Kevin Barry, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Brendan Kennelly and Paul Durcan, and many many more), Shine On is a major anthology of prose and poetry in support of the Irish voluntary body Shine, working with people affected by mental ill-health. Edited and introduced by Pat Boran, and with a foreword by Miriam O’Callaghan, this wide-ranging anthology is a fascinating overview of Irish writing now, as well as a heartfelt and generous response to the challenges faced by so many Irish citizens, not least in the present dark and difficult times. Read More