Image shown: Wiederkaeuer by Vera Klute

The Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) is delighted to present the third and final exhibition in the series ‘Body Conscious’ on the theme of the body featuring artworks by Vera Klute in Waterford Regional Hospital. The exhibition and accompanying catalogue will be launched by Professor Jim Malone at 1pm on Friday 25th October in the Boardroom, Waterford Regional Hospital and will be followed by a tour with the artist.

Body Conscious is a series curated by the Waterford Healing Arts Trust that explores the body as a shared area of interest between the world of art and the world of health.

Vera Klute’s work specifically explores the internal functions and processes of the body. Her interest does not lie in anatomical accuracy but in creating a sense of inventiveness and adventure in imagining what might be occurring within us.

German-born Klute lives and woks in Ireland and graduated from Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology in 2006. Her work has featured in exhibitions worldwide and was recently added to the National Self-portrait Collection of Ireland. Forthcoming exhibitions will be shown at The LAB, Dublin (2014) and The RHA Ashford Gallery, Dublin (2014). For more information on Vera’s work see

WHAT is delighted that Professor Jim Malone will launch this exhibition. Professor Malone is Robert Boyle Professor (Emeritus) of Medical Physics at Trinity College Dublin and Chairman of the Centre for Spiritual Capital at All Hallows College. He is a Consultant with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna since 2006, Professor at the European School of Medical Physics in Geneva, and was Dean of the School of Medicine/Faculty of Health Sciences at Trinity College. He has broad interests in the humanities, directed two Merriman Summer Schools, and was among the organisers of the recent Robert Boyle Summer School in Lismore.

To coincide with the final Body Conscious exhibition, the Waterford Healing Arts Trust will launch a full-colour catalogue featuring the work of the four artists, Dorothy Ann Daly, Lucia Barnes, Susan O’Brien Duffy and

Vera Klute, who exhibited in this series and a specially commissioned essay by the artist Mary-Ruth Walsh.

The project is generously supported by the Arts Council and the combined Credit Unions of Waterford City.

The exhibition will run until 28th November. Admission is free and all are welcome.

The catalogue is available from Waterford Healing Arts Trust for €5.00 + p&p. To order a copy or for more information contact 051 – 842664 or email


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