A new contemporary art exhibition space called Art Walk, for patients and visitors to Beaumont Hospital and St Luke’s Radiation Oncology Centre, was opened by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Mr Jimmy Deenihan, TD and renowned Irish artist, Guggi in May 2014. Art Walk will display works from over 20 contemporary Irish artists transforming what was a functional link corridor between the two buildings, into a stimulating visual amenity.
The space will also serve as an additional exercise area for recuperating patients who will be encouraged to walk the corridors length as part of their recovery. All works are available for purchase with a percentage of the sale of each artwork going directly to Beaumont Hospital Foundation and the Friends of St Lukes Cancer Care. Artists exhibiting include Rod Coyne, Norman Teeling, Neal Greig, Maria Kllgallon, Paul Fallon, Eileen McNulty and Paul Leech.
Minister for Arts,Heritage and the Gaeltacht said: “This is a wonderful example of making Irish art accessible to the public in a novel and unique setting. The works of contemporary art on display transform what is a functional space to create an outstanding and unusual exhibition gallery. I hope that the patients, staff and visitors who visit the Art Walk will enjoy the experience of viewing such exceptional works from the artists involved. I applaud the Beaumont Hospital Foundation and The Friends of St Lukes Cancer Care for their innovative thinking in launching the Art Walk space.”
Dr Susan O’Reilly,Director of the National Cancer Control Programme said:“The NCCP is pleased to be supporting such an uplifting initiative and I am personally delighted to be participating in this very positive event here this evening. The St Luke’s Radiation Oncology Centre in Beaumont (part of the network across Beaumont, Rathgar and St James’s) is delivering the highest quality treatment to our patients across all three sites. Any initiative that improves the experience of our patients is to be embraced and one which was inspired by a patient is especially significant and I congratulate all involved.”
Art Walk is now open to the public and all sales inquiries can be made to email@example.com or by calling Gaye Hand on 01 – 704 5552.
About Beaumont Hospital Foundation
Beaumont Hospital Foundation works to generate and manage funding for innovative health and medical advances which bring about improvement in the care provided to the 400,000 patients who visit Beaumont Hospital annually. All funds are raised from public donations and finance equipment and initiatives which contribute enormously to the quality of care and support Beaumont Hospital provides to patients in its care. For more information www.bhf.ie.
About The Friends of St Luke’s Cancer Care
Over the past 33 years,The Friends of St Luke’s have raised over €30 million for the care, cure and comfort of the patients at St Luke’s Hospital. St Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network now comprises of three cancer centres:
- St Luke’s Hospital, Rathgar,
- St Luke’s Radiation Oncology Centre at Beaumont Hospital
- St Luke’s Radiation Oncology Centre at StJames’s Hospital
The Friends of St. Luke’s, while continuing to support patients attending St Luke’s Hospital, Rathgar, are now supporting the needs of patients attending all three centres.
Tel: 01 406 5314
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.friendsofstlukes.ie