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Archive for December 2019


Art@Work 16: Staff Exhibition at University Hospital Galway

Date posted: 20 December 2019

Image shown: Michelle Munnelly, Lilies II and The Pond. Art@Work 16 at University Hospital Galway.

Saolta Arts launched Art@Work 16 by staff from Galway University Hospitals on 12 December 2019. This exhibition of staff artwork on the Art Corridor of University Hospital Galway is now an annual event during the Christmas season.  Read More


First WHO report on the evidence base for arts and health interventions

Date posted: 17 December 2019

The World Health Organisation (WHO) launched its first report on the evidence base for arts and health interventions in November 2019. The Health Evidence Network (HEN) synthesis report maps the global academic literature, referencing over 900 publications, including 200 reviews covering over 3000 further studies. As such, the report is the most comprehensive evidence review of arts and health to date.  Read More


First Fortnight 2020

Date posted: 14 December 2019

Image shown: First Fortnight 2020

First Fortnight, Ireland’s annual Mental Health Art & Culture Festival, will host its ninth edition during the month of January 2020 with over 100 events in 62 venues across 17 counties.  Read More


Take part: Arts in palliative care international survey

Date posted: 6 December 2019

Are you connected with the arts in palliative care? Are you an artist, project lead, programme coordinator or health professional who professionally engages with patients using the arts in palliative care? Ulster University is leading a research project in collaboration with the University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine to better understand arts practices provided for patients in palliative care in international contexts. Read More


The Sky’s the Limit at Tallaght University Hospital

Date posted: 5 December 2019

Image shown: The Sky's the Limit at Tallaght University Hospital. Photo credit: ABK Photography.

Tallaght University Hospital recently launched The Sky’s the Limit, a permanent installation of colourful hot air balloons floating above the volunteer coffee shop in the hospital atrium. The artwork was created as part of a collaborative arts and health project with TUH patients and staff and members of the local community.  Read More

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