Fampyra- My Story is an exhibition by artist Seamus Burke on view in the arts corridor of University Hospital Galway from 5 April. Seamus’ art work is about his diagnosis with Primary Progressive MS in 2001 and how art has become a ‘means of communication’ for him throughout his illness. The exhibition will launch at 1pm on 5 April.
About Seamus Burke:
Seamus Burke graduated with a degree in Fine Art from GMIT Castlebar in June 2015. His degree show entitled ‘Fampyra-My Story’ explored the MS drug and this work will be displayed on the arts corridor until Monday April 18th. Burke has also exhibited in the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar which raised funds for his local MS branch. In the past he has also been involved in community activities throughout Mayo, some in conjunction with Mayo County Council in the county library and also a very successful Luisne arts project in Ballinrobe which is now in its 10th year.
Burke’s work ‘Fampyra-My Story’ consists of 11 pieces made out of recycled material lending itself to the artist’s mentality that ‘nothing or nobody should ever be consigned to the scrapheap’. Burke describes how ‘paint in all its wonderful or dark colours expressed exactly what I was going through’. We encourage you to take the time to view this exhibition on the arts corridor.