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Sit Up is an exhibition of work by students on this years ‘Arts Participation for Healthcare Professionals’ course at Clonakilty Community Hospital, facilitated by Toma McCullim celebrating Active Ageing Week from 26 September to 3 October, 2016.

The exhibition includes group and individual artwork including Chair, a project exploring an aspect of mental health, where the chairs represent ideas as varied as chronic pain or having good family relationships.

The Cabinet of Curiosity is an interactive artwork designed to be brought around a ward where individuals can explore a drawer from their bedside and Song Group Canvas described by one of the students, ‘Singing inspired freedom with painting, and in turn the painting gave us the confidence to sing along, as well as lead the group with our own song contributions. Working together on this canvas was extremely enjoyable and informative. It was a meditative experience, where we simply appreciated and trusted the process, rather than focusing on the finished product. The outcome…an interesting, unique and satisfying piece of work!’

Find out more about Arts for Health, West Cork here.

Arts for Health Partnership Arts for Health partnership programme is based in West Cork and provides a managed and integrated arts programme for older people in healthcare settings. Managed by West Cork Arts Centre, Arts for Health runs all year round and is delivered by team of professional artists from different disciplines. It takes place in five Community Hospitals, Bantry General Hospital Care of the Elderly Unit and five Day Care. The partners comprise West Cork Arts Centre, Cork County Council, Cork Education & Training Board and the HSE. The HSE is represented through the Cork Arts + Health Programme, the Communications Department, Health Promotion Department, the Nursing Directors of Community Hospitals and the Day Care Centres, West Cork.


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