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Bridging the Imagination
Visual artist Sharon Dipity collaborated with a group of older people in Skibbereen Community Hospital in 2022 to explore task-based performance art around the theme of bridges, supported by an Arts Council Agility Award. The award afforded Sharon vital time for experimentation as part of sustaining creativity in long-term participatory practice.
1 September, 2023
Reimagine UHL, a project funded by the Irish Architecture Foundation Reimagine Programme, connected a design, architecture & engagement team led by Drake Hourigan Architects with the staff of University Hospital Limerick in 2022. The project explored the potential of the outdoor spaces of the hospital campus to offer support to staff in their working environment.
2 August, 2023
Aoife’s Clown Doctors Spreading Smiles
Aoife’s Clown Doctors are based on the original Patch Adams, a doctor who found humour to be an integral part of children's wellbeing in hospital. Today our clown doctors are professional actors trained to work in healthcare settings, carrying out clown rounds in CHI Crumlin, CHI Temple Street and University Hospital Galway.
6 July, 2023
I brought the dream of flying
I brought the dream of flying was an exhibition by artists Corina Duyn and Caroline Schofield which featured work created in response to Corina’s move into full-time nursing home care. Working together for 18 months, the artists developed a new methodology which enabled Corina to continue making art in the face of her increasing disability.
1 June, 2023
Dance Bualadh Bos
Dance Bualadh Bos is a creative performance project, led by dance artists Ailish Claffey and Philippa Donnellan, and developed for and with older age communities in County Kildare. The project culminated in the creation of an original dance performance, presented privately to participants and to public audiences.
14 May, 2023
Artist in Residence at the Mater Hospital
In 2019 Navin Hyder was invited to be the first artist-in-residence at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin. Hyder’s interest in oncology, in particular cancer operations, led her to the hospital’s operating theatres. Over a two-year period, she developed a large body of work consisting mainly of drawings of live procedures.
1 April, 2023
Young Music Graduates Introduction to Music in Healthcare Project
The Music in Healthcare Young Graduates project was developed by Music & Health Ireland, the leading Irish training organisation in the field. The project connects recently graduated musicians to training and mentorship, new skill sets, competences and professional best practice in the field of Arts & Health.
1 March, 2023
Past Times Community Choir & Voices of Spring
Past Times and Voices of Spring are two large community choirs in Kildare welcoming older people, including those living with dementia and other age-related illnesses. The choirs are supported by Kildare County Council Arts Service and have been directed by Sharon Murphy and Sadhbh O’Sullivan since January 2015.
1 February, 2023
Creative Movement Workshops in County Wexford Day Centres
Dance artist Vivian Brodie Hayes details the methods and learnings from delivering standalone creative movement workshops to older people across 11 day care centres in County Wexford, supported by Creative Ireland’s Age Friendly Programme and Wexford County Council Arts Department.
10 January, 2023
Reels on Wheels
Reels on Wheels is an inclusive adaptive Irish céilí dance programme developed by and for wheelchair users in collaboration with Munster Academy of Dance, during a pilot feasibility project in Limerick. The programme now runs weekly in the Irish Wheelchair Association’s Dunraven Centre, Limerick.
1 December, 2022
Brightly Burning Flame
In June 2022 composer Justin Grounds was invited by the Irish Doctors Orchestra to join them in a week of gathering and music making on Heir Island, Cork. A new recording and film of Justin's piece for
string orchestra ‘Brightly Burning Flame’ resulted from this collaboration.
2 November, 2022
Yes, But Do You Care?
A transdisciplinary arts project exploring dementia family care-giving and Ireland’s new capacity legislation. Initiated and led by visual artist Marie Brett, working with dance artist and choreographer Philip Connaughton and members of the Dementia Carers Campaign Network.
8 October, 2022