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The Trial is a multi-screen visual art installation on healthcare and human rights in the Irish criminal justice system. The Trial will open to the public from 13-26 April 2018 in the Old Courthouse at Kilmainham Gaol Museum in Dublin 8. 

Directed and produced by visual artist Sinead McCann, The Trial is a collaborative artwork made with men from the Bridge Project, Dublin, who have lived prison experiences, and draws from historical research by UCD historians, Catherine Cox and Fiachra Byrne, as part of the Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland, 1850-2000 research project.

The visual art installation offers multiple perspectives from people who have been held and have worked in Irish penal institutions on the long history of healthcare in prison.

The Trial is produced in collaboration with Theatre of the Oppressed specialist Sarah Meaney, and video production company, Sixbetween.

Entrance is free. Register your free attendance for access to the art installation at

The Trial is kindly funded by the Arts Council, Dublin City Council and the Wellcome Trust.

For further information on the research project visit


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