The Waterford Healing Arts Trust welcomes back the Watercolour Society of Ireland to University Hospital Waterford after an absence of thirteen years. The Watercolour Society’s second exhibition at the hospital will run from 14 November to 16 December 2014 and will be launched on Friday 14 November by Lord Burlington of Lismore Castle.
The links between the Watercolour Society of Ireland and County Waterford go back to the late nineteenth century. The Society was founded in 1870 in Lismore, Co Waterford and in the following year held its first exhibition in the courthouse there. Since its foundation, there have been over a thousand members of the society, many of whom have made a valuable contribution to the history of Irish art and the promotion of works on paper. The Society aims to promote and develop nationally the use and appreciation of watercolour and associated media among artists, students and the general public.
This Winter exhibition will feature approximately 40 original watercolours. The proceeds from sales of the paintings will fund the ongoing arts programme in University Hospital Waterford that benefits patients, staff and visitors.
For more information contact Mary Grehan on 051-842664 or e-mail WHAT@hse.ie.