Image shown: Visual documentation by Esther Blodau

Arts and Health Check Up Check In 2018 took place at Crawford Art Gallery in Cork on 26 April on the theme of ‘building momentum’. The day included candid presentations on challenges faced within arts and health work (and how these have been overcome), case studies of projects where participants are healthcare professionals, and practical workshops exploring methodologies in socially engaged practice. 

Award-winning theatre director and writer, Professor Anna Furse, FRSA, gave an illuminating keynote on the intersection of arts and medicine over the centuries, which has informed a series of projects on the ‘body spectacular’ from Renaissance Anatomical Art to Imaging Technologies.

Watch some highlights from the day in this short video!

Images from the day by Philip Cullen can be accessed via the Facebook page.

Check Up Check In 2018 was an initiative of / Waterford Healing Arts Trust and Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, with local partners Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork Kerry Community Healthcare Health & Wellbeing and Niche Community Health Project. The event was funded by the Arts Council and the HSE.


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