The Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT), in partnership with the Dialysis Unit of Waterford Regional Hospital is launching a publication entitled All About Us on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 at 2pm in the Dialysis Unit. The publication was produced through WHAT’s Art Kart service in the unit. Artist Boyer Phelan invited patients and staff to share with her their memories, stories and artworks and All About Us is the result of that process.
All About Us will be launched by writer Michael Coady. Michael Coady lives in the town of his birth, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary and was elected in 1998 to Aosdána, the affiliation of artists under the aegis of the Arts Council of Ireland. His book Going By Water is newly published by the Gallery Press. It joins All Souls and One Another to form a trilogy employing a pioneering Coady genre in the Irish context, in which he integrates and orchestrates poetry, prose and his own photography.
Since 2006, the Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) has been working in partnership with the Renal Dialysis Unit in bringing arts experiences to the bedside of patients in the unit. The visual arts programme, which is based on a patient-centred approach, is facilitated by artists Boyer Phelan and Philip Cullen and funded by the Punchestown Kidney Research Association.
For more information please contact Claire at the Waterford Healing Arts Trust on 051-842664 or e-mail WHAT@hse.ie.