Image shown: Gardenland. Artist Fiona Cawley pictured with her artwork Displaced (acrylic & oil on board).

Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust is hosting ‘Gardenland,’ a solo exhibition by Fiona Cawley, on the arts corridor at University Hospital Galway from 3-29 November 2018. In ‘Gardenland’, the artist considers the connection between her controlled garden space and that of the bordering wild natural landscape. 

As an expressive, spontaneous painter of narrative and contemporary landscape pieces, Fiona allows the paint to dictate the beginning of each work. Eventually the abstract evolves into a more representational painting. This body of work is an emotional response to the landscape and her love of nature and the environment.

Fiona Cawley is an artist living in Kinvara, Co. Galway. She graduated with a BA in Art and Design from the Centre for Creative Arts and Media, GMIT in 2015 and was awarded a GMIT Academic Achievement Award. As an emerging artist, her work has been selected for exhibitions such as Cairde Visual, Hambly and Hambly House Gallery group show, and King House as an invited artist during the Boyle Arts Festival in 2017 and 2018. She was shortlisted for the Royal Academy of Art’s summer show 2018. Upcoming shows in 2019/20 include a selected group show in the Custom House Gallery, Westport and a solo show in Ballina Arts Centre.

Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust enhances the wellbeing of patients, staff, and visitors in Galway University Hospitals, other hospitals in the Saolta Group, and the wider community, by providing access to and participation in the arts and other ancillary activities to improve the hospital experience for the community. The charity brings live art experiences to the bedside of patients as well as to visitors and staff of the hospital as a means of improving the hospital experience for all. Our programme is supported by the Arts Council, Galway City Council, Galway County Council and fundraising activities. For information regarding the arts programme, phone 091-544979 or email


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