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WHAT (the Waterford Healing Arts Trust) is delighted to welcome Caroline Schofield to University Hospital Waterford as the 2016 Artist in Residence.

Caroline lives and works in Kilkenny. She studied Textiles in NCAD and received an MA in Art & Process from Crawford College of Art & Design in 2015. She is driven by an engagement with craft and a curiosity about narratives contained within materials from industrial steel, stone fabric, string and found objects. She manipulates and creates installations with these items referencing personal histories, place, people and memory.

Her current work focuses on materials to form a mediation with people on memory. She will explore the creative use of fabrics, wool and other materials in the life of patients in the hospital in particular she is interested in working with patients with Dementia in Medical Ward 5. She is also available to work with any patient in any ward upon request via WHAT’s Artist on Call programme.

Caroline has collaborated with artist’s, women’s and children’s groups including GKV, Netherlands, Open Circle, Kilkenny Arts office, Crafts Council of Ireland, Natalie B Coleman and Derry City of Culture.  Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and includes Leydon Gallery, London, Convergence, Beijing & Shanghai, Culture/Craft, Derry. Her work is in collections in Ireland and abroad and can be seen in the OPW Per Cent for Art, Kilkenny Courthouse.

For further information on WHAT’s Artist in Residence programme see To organise an interview with Caroline, phone Claire Meaney at 051 842664 or email


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