Other People’s Practices brings artists and health service users of the Central Mental Hospital together to collaborate on projects. Founder and Director John Conway was awarded the artsandhealth.ie documentation bursary in 2019 to create a publication about the programme. Other People’s Practices: And More Besides spans the first generation of sequential artist residencies undertaken by visual artists Emma Finucane, Glenn Loughran and Jonathan Cummins at Usher’s Island, a National Forensic Mental Health Service community centre in Dublin 8 for recovered and recovering service users of the Central Mental Hospital. The publication also covers the transition to a new phase of the project in 2021, in parallel with the relocation of the Central Mental Hospital to a new site at CMH Portrane, North County Dublin.
Documentation of projects