Art@Work, the annual exhibition organised by Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust, will be launched on 19 December 2012 on the Arts Corridor of University Hospital, Galway. Art@Work showcases art created by the staff of Galway University Hospitals and the exhibition will remain on view until January 31 2013.

Art@Work is celebrating its tenth birthday this year. Each year, the exhibition sees new artists participating as well as many returning artists who have exhibited over the last ten years. This year, the exhibition features 48 artworks from more than 25 staff working in Galway University Hospitals. Over 50 members of staff in the past ten years have exhibited their work on the corridor every Christmas. The exhibition includes a variety of media including oils, watercolour, acrylic, photography, and drawing.

Art@Work 10 will be officially launched by Maeve Mulrennan, Visual Arts Officer at Galway Arts Centre. Following the exhibition launch, two new publications by Charlotte Curley, radiographer, and Jack McCann, retired consultant, will be launched by poet and writer Máire Holmes.

Charlotte Curley’s debut novel, The Good Inventor, is an adventure story for children aged nine and upwards. Charlotte has worked as a radiographer in University Hospital, Galway since March 1990. Charlotte joined Galway University Hospitals Writers’ Group, which is facilitated by Máire Holmes, in 2009, and attended creative writing classes programmed by Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust the following year.

Escaped Thoughts is Jack McCann’s second volume of poetry, following the publication of Turning on a Sixpence in 2011. Jack settled with his family in Galway in 1989 as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon. In 2009, he joined Galway University Hospital Writers Group and is now a member of KARA Writers Group. He retired from hospital practice in 2010.

Exhibition dates: 19 December 2012 – 31 January 2013

Location:  Arts Corridor, University Hospital, Galway

Contact name: Margaret Flannery

Telephone number: 091 544979



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