The Waterford Healing Arts Trust, in partnership with the Breast Cancer Services of Waterford Regional Hospital is launching a creative project entitled All Wrapped Up in October 2012 which aims to engage those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer in the design and creation of their own individual wrap/scarf. It is hoped that the process will promote a sense of collective sharing and community and raise awareness around breast cancer.
Starting in October 2012 during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a series of weekly workshops led by the artist Ger Kennedy will be held in the WHAT Centre for Arts and Health located on the grounds of Waterford Regional Hospital. Participants will be invited to design and complete their own wrap/scarf using a range of easy techniques such as felting, stitching and knitting.
All Wrapped Up is open to those who are undergoing and/or have undergone breast cancer treatment in the last five years. It is free of charge and all materials will be provided. Participants are welcome to work independently on their wraps at home and to utilise any materials that they may have themselves.
The project will culminate in a public display of the completed wraps in Waterford Regional Hospital in March 2013 and again in October 2013 in Waterford City Centre as part of the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month Campaign.
All Wrapped Up is in keeping with the aims of the Waterford Healing Arts Trust which was set up in 1991 to promote wellbeing through the arts. WHAT acknowledges the financial support of Roche Pharmaceuticals in making this project possible.
For more information or to register you interest please contact Mary or Emily at the Waterford Healing Arts Trust on 051-842664 or e-mail WHAT@hse.ie.