Wild Thing (you make my heart sing), Ciara Harrison artist residency with Waterford Healing Arts Trust at University Hospital Waterford 2017.

Arts and health practice often involves engaging with people who are far from home and familiar spaces: encounters by the hospital bedside, in a communal room with others we have never have met, or increasingly in the virtual realm where we try to read each other across a screen of faces. How does an artist create a sense of space and place, of warmth and trust, in unfamiliar territory? How might objects and materials foster a sense of intimacy and connection? These lines of inquiry shape Ciara Harrison’s reflection on her participatory practice, funded by the artsandhealth.ie 2021 artist bursary.

Author:
Ciara Harrison

Publisher:
artsandhealth.ie

Year:
2022

Healthcare context:
Acute Hospital, Artist, Arts and health, Children, Community Health, Older people

Artform:
Participatory arts, Visual Art

Category:
Articles

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