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Archive for November 2012


International Symposium: The Experience of Illness – Learning from the Arts

Date posted: 19 November 2012

An international symposium The Experience of Illness: Learning from the Arts is taking place at University College Cork, Ireland on the 30 Nov and 1 Dec 2012. The Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC) presents an overview of illness as expressed not only in the visual arts but also in fiction, poetry, history, narrative, dialogue and cinema.

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Living Loss: The Experience of Illness in Art

Date posted: 19 November 2012

Image shown: Living Loss exhibition

Living Loss: The Experience of Illness in Art is an exhibition of artworks on view in the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork (UCC) from 23 November 2012 to 10 March 2013. The exhibiting artists are Cecily Brennan, Martin Creed, Terry Dennett, Damien Hirst, Laura Potter, Mary Rose O’Neill, The Project Twins, Paul Seawright, Jo Spence and Thomas Struth. The exhibition features supporting material from the Wellcome Collection and has been organised in association with the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, UCC. Read More


HSE staff exhibit artwork in the annual insideOut exhibition, Waterford

Date posted: 16 November 2012

insideOut10 is the tenth and final in a series of annual exhibitions organised by the Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) that showcases art produced by HSE staff in Waterford. The exhibition will be on view at the Index Gallery, Central Library, Waterford from 26 – 30 November and in Waterford Regional Hospital from 3 – 19 December. It features approximately 35 artworks from more than 15 HSE staff members from Waterford city and county. This year WHAT is inviting innovative ideas for celebrating the creativity of HSE staff in the future. Read More


Shining a light on the world of St. Senan’s Hospital, Enniscorthy

Date posted: 15 November 2012

Image shown: St. Senan's Hospital

Climbing Mountains in our Minds, a new collection of poetry, prose and photographs about life in St. Senan’s Hospital, Enniscorthy, will be published this November. The book was commissioned to coincide with ongoing changes to the mental health services in the South-East, which incorporates the closing of St. Senan’s Hospital after more than a hundred and fifty years in operation. Dark, poignant and full of understanding, it is an intimate collection of creative writing and photographs which invites the reader in to the old asylum and gently shines a light on the world that lay within. Read More


OAK: Online Arts DocK: new creative website for teenagers living with health conditions

Date posted: 15 November 2012

Image shown: OAK - Online Arts DocK

OAK, the Online Arts DocK, a private web-space where teenagers living with health conditions can interact, share stories, artwork, films and music, and develop online arts projects in a safe and secure environment, was launched by Helium, the arts and health organisation for children and young people, in the autumn. OAK has been developed by Helium in collaboration with web developer and artist Clare Kelly. Read More

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