Monday 4 March - Saturday 9 March 2024


10am to 5.30pm daily


Science Gallery (Naughton Institute), Trinity College Dublin, Pearse Street, Dublin 2


Free admission

Less Visible Threads is dedicated to displaying stories of arts and health in Ireland, and forms part of the exhibition programme at Creative Brain Week 2024. A gallery space with the aspiration of operating somewhere between a space for conversation and vibrant pop-up library, Less Visible Threads includes artworks, installations, films, and publications spanning 30 years of practice. and Creative Brain Week note a sea change in attitudes to arts and health from government, funders and policy makers. This is the result of decades of less visible practice. Often localised, driven by passionate individuals working away, sometimes quietly, long before it became so public. We want to celebrate these people and groups.

Alongside this is amazing ongoing creative practice. Work that makes hearts sing. Work that is exciting, surprising, considered, that tells new stories.

The exhibition features content collected by, Réalta, the national resource organisation for arts and health, Create, and many others, gathered from artists, arts and health organisations, healthcare professionals, researchers, and local authorities.

Less Visible Threads is part of the Creative & Associate Programme at Creative Brain Week 2024. The programme includes exhibitions of international creative work and Living Labs, creative sessions that invite you to explore creativity as knowledge-making practice. The exhibition programme and Living Labs are free and non-ticketed.

The Creative Brain Week exhibition opening will take place on Monday 4 March from 6 – 7.30pm with a chance to meet guests and contributors.

Come along to the Science Gallery from 4 – 9 March (10am to 5.30pm daily) to experience Less Visible Threads and join us for a chat!

Feature image: Clockwise from top left: Exhibits from Less Visible Threads: A Bird at My Window and Other Stories (Saolta Arts), Our Stories (John Conway / Children’s Health Ireland), E.gress (Marie Brett and Kevin O’Shanahan), Mother & Child (Prof. Afif EL-Khuffash), An Open Door (Aoise Tutty Jackson / 49 North Street), Navin Hyder Artist Residency at the Mater Hospital, Dance Bualadh Bos (Philippa Donnellan and Ailish Claffey), What’s the Story? (Maura Healy of Curam Care Dundalk and Rozzi Kennedy), Stories from the Well-field (Arts for Health West Cork), The Room (Tom Meskell / Sacred Heart Hospital Castlebar), Menu of Poems (AHCI / Saolta Arts).


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