Image shown: Hilary Morley

Saolta Arts (formerly Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust) presents ‘Knocknacarra : Sale Agreed’, an exhibition by Hilary Morley, on the Arts Corridor of University Hospital Galway from 16 May to 30 June 2019. 

Hilary Morley lives in West Galway, a wild landscape which has fallen victim to a wave of repeated house styles, commercial parks and roadways. However, its proximity to the sea, the traditional farmland and exquisite light, makes it a very special place to live. She reflects this in her paintings, drawings and collage.

After a career in retail and arts administration, Hilary returned to college and graduated with a BA in Fine Art in 2015 and is now a member of Engage Art Studios, Galway. She is also a professional applied art curator, specialising in multi-disciplinary mixed-media shows, Percent for Art and the exhibition of ceramics.

Familiar scenes from neighbouring Knocknacarra are presented in exquisitely detailed drawings, colourful paintings and novel collage. Suburban scenes juxtaposed with the rugged rural landscape while presented in an innovative and fun way, give the viewer something to think about.’ – Margaret Flannery, Arts Director, Saolta Arts

Exhibition launch
Fergal McGrath, General Manager of the Town Hall Theatre, Galway, will officially open the exhibition on Thursday 16 May at 6pm. All welcome.

Saolta Arts
For ten years, as Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust, we provided an Arts and Health programme to promote wellbeing and improve the hospital experience at Galway’s public hospitals. As Saolta Arts, we shall continue to nurture the discovery and development of creative potential, encourage new ways of seeing, and stimulate fresh dialogue across five counties – making the hospital a place of possibilities. Saolta Arts runs the west of Ireland’s leading Arts and Health programme as a means of improving the hospital experience for patients, staff and visitors. We believe access to the arts promotes wellbeing and enhances the hospital environment. The charity brings live art experiences to the bedside of patients as well as to visitors and staff of the hospital. Our programme is supported by the HSE, the Arts Council, Creative Ireland, Galway City Council, Galway County Council, Galway 2020 and fundraising activities. Saolta Arts CLG is a registered Charity (CHY17964).

For further information on the exhibition, phone 091-544979 or email


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