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WHAT announces its 2014 Artist in Residence

Date posted: 20 June 2014

Cell 3, 2013 by John Conway. A tapered structure comprised of 8 interlocking cast plaster keystones, activated during a set of performances.

The Waterford Healing Arts Trust has appointed John Conway as its 2014 Artist in Residence. John graduated from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin with an Honours Degree in Fine Art Sculpture in 2013. He has previously participated in residencies in Bucharest and Reykjavik. His art practice which spans performance, installation, sculpture and video, and has been exhibited in a range of contexts both nationally and internationally.

During his forthcoming residency John will be based in a studio space in the WHAT Centre for Arts and Health in the grounds of University Hospital Waterford. John intends to work with patients of reduced / restricted mobility on projects that creatively explore their path to remobilisation as well as projects that involve the transient body of service users within the hospital. It is envisaged that the artistic outcomes of the residency will emerge from John’s immersion in the hospital environment and his artistic responses to this experience.

You are welcome to meet John and WHAT staff at a public coffee morning in the Book Centre, Waterford on 25 July from 10am to 12 noon. For more information contact WHAT@hse.ie or 051 842664

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