Health Inside is a new public art intervention by visual artist Sinéad McCann and UCD historians Catherine Cox and Oisín Wall about the Irish prison system and prisoners’ health in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The artwork takes the form of a series of posters that subversively occupy the private advertising space of two large billboards and eight bus shelters on the North Circular Road, and surrounding area near Mountjoy Prison in Dublin 7.
Instead of seducing the public with shiny products, experiences or services to buy, Health Inside occupies these private advertising spaces inviting the viewer to reflect on prison conditions, the mental health of men and women in prison and the social problems that imprisonment can cause.
Dates: 10-22 November 2018
Location: Find a map for the location of the bus shelters and billboards in Dublin 7 at histprisonhealth.com/2018/11/02/health-inside/
Health Inside is a public engagement output for the research project ‘Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland, 1850-2000’.