Artist Rachel Tynan presents WHAT’s annual talk entitled ‘Making the impossible possible‘ at the WHAT Centre for Arts and Health Centre, University Hospital Waterford, on 6 April. Rachel Tynan has worked with Helium Arts, the national children’s arts and health organisation, since 2012. As Artist in Residence on both Cloudlands and Fireflies, Rachel has collaborated with teenagers in Temple Street Children’s University Hospital to develop work based on their interests and experiences.
Rachel’s Masters in Design examined the effects illness has on the human body through textile, sculpture and body art. A solo exhibition Cut Throat at The Lab (2012) pushed her work beyond the fixed manifestations of installation with an explorative dance performance which further explored the experience of living with an illness.
She will be discussing her project Titans, created as part of her Temple Street residency. Titans is an installation comprising a beautiful family of wooden figures with sound recordings of the teenagers’ stories hidden inside. From a Star Lady who heals, to a transforming cheeky Fawn, the Titans uncovers another world that sheds light on the characters and their lives.
This talk will begin at 5.15pm on Thursday 6 April 2017 in the WHAT Centre in the grounds of University Hospital Waterford. The talk will be preceded by a wine reception.
Admission: Free to WHAT members. €10 for non-members. Membership costs €10 per annum.
See http://www.waterfordhealingarts.com/get-involved/ You can become a member on the night.
Phone 051 842664 or email WHAT@hse.ie to book your place.