Artist Sarah Ruttle invites you to the WHAT Centre for Arts & Health, University Hospital Waterford on Friday 20 June from 10am – 1pm to participate in a peer dialogue for professional artists working in participative art within Arts and Health. This event is a professional development opportunity as part of her ongoing investigation exploring tensions that arise in confidentiality, decision making and consent within an arts and health context. This peer dialogue provides artists an opportunity for interaction with other artists working within arts and health to specifically examine how these ethical constraints influence a commitment to artistic outcome through participatory art with its planning, art creation and curating of artwork for exhibition.

Focus areas within health for this dialogue will include Mental Health, Alzheimer’s and Oncology creating a conversation through these and all other sectors with their own sets of concerns, circumstances and demands.

Visual artist Sarah Ruttle has six years experience working within an arts and health context and is undertaking this research with the support of the Arts Council’s Art Participation Bursary Award.

Workshop schedule
Methodology, Approach & Practice
Ethical constraints impact
Coffee break
Case studies
Discussion on Structure and Process
Closing and networking over light lunch

It is advised that artists attending these workshops will take the opportunity to attend another workshop and exhibition in Cork University Hospital in September to share in networking with artists who have participated in similar peer dialogue through West Cork Arts Centre.

This opportunity is for professional artists with experience developing projects independently, as well as those supported by specific programmes.

Free. Limited spaces: Booking essential.

For booking or further enquiries please contact Sarah at or 0877929502.


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