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Archive for December 2015


Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust annual poetry competition

Date posted: 29 December 2015

Image shown: Sighle Meehan with her winning poem 'Just the One', 2014. Photo credit: David Ruffles.

Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust is seeking entries for its annual poetry competition. The winner will have her or his poem published and displayed on the Arts Corridor of University Hospital Galway as part of the 2016 Poems For Patience and will be invited to read the poem at the launch of the 2016 Poems For Patience at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature in April 2016. The closing date for entries is 11 March 2016. Read More


Art@Work13 – Annual Staff Exhibition at Galway University Hospitals

Date posted: 29 December 2015

Image shown: Art@Work13. Image credit: Catherine Nolan.

Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust is currently hosting the 13th annual staff exhibition which has expanded to include two sites, University Hospital Galway and Merlin Park University Hospital. This year’s ‘Art@Work’ exhibits work from 28 staff members with 58 pieces on display. The exhibitions boast a diverse range of media and techniques including oils, watercolour, acrylic, photography and drawing with some of the work for sale. The exhibition is on view at both venues for colleagues, staff, patients and visitors to enjoy until 31 January 2016.  Read More


Symposium: Cinematic Encounters with Violent Trauma and its Aftermath

Date posted: 21 December 2015

The symposium ‘Cinematic Encounters with Violent Trauma and Its Aftermath’ centres on a screening and discussion of Joshua Oppenheimer’s documentary film, The Act of Killing (2012). It is organised in association with the Science Gallery’s current TRAUMA exhibition and the Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (IFPP). Taking place on 20 February 2016, the symposium features 12 speakers from clinical disciplines, the creative arts and curatorship, and academic research disciplines.  Read More


Trauma: Built to Break at the Science Gallery

Date posted: 21 December 2015

Image shown: Your Beautiful Self by Naama Schendar

How does trauma affect the brain, the body, the national psyche, or all three? How do buildings, bodies, artworks and stories record the traumas of our past? How do we bounce back after a trauma, and how is our understanding of trauma’s lasting effect changing? Trauma: Built to Break, a wide-ranging exhibition and event series exploring these questions, is open at the Science Gallery in Dublin until 21 February 2016.  Read More


Laying Your Cards on the Table at First Fortnight

Date posted: 17 December 2015

Laying Your Cards on the Table is an event taking place between 8-15 January 2016 in Dundalk Library as part of First Fortnight, Ireland’s annual arts and mental health festival. Hosted by Groundswell, this is a unique opportunity to make condensed visual journals on a selection of playing cards to be read and shared with others. Accounts of daily living, pieces of advice, and heart-to-heart messages will be assembled as small collages of words and images. The playing card journals may be given away, exhibited in the library, traded or retained as keepsakes. Read More

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