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Arts Council Collection in Healthcare Settings

Arts Council Collection at St Vincent’s University Hospital

Date posted: 24 April 2021

Image shown: Farrell, Micheal, Untitled 28/42 (Birds), 1987. Etching, 50 x 67cm. Collection of the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

How does art change the hospital environment? What role can art play during this time of Covid? Staff from St Vincent’s University Hospital explore their favourite artworks on loan from the Arts Council of Ireland Collection and how ‘art bridges the gap between functionality and emotions’.   Read More

Arts Council Collection in Healthcare Settings

‘Artists Portraits 1987’ by Muiris Moynihan at MISA, St James’s Hospital, Dublin

Date posted: 2 March 2021

Image shown: Moynihan, Muiris, ‘Camille Souter’, 1987. Photograph, 40 x 30 cm. Collection of the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

We continue our series highlighting artworks on loan from the Arts Council of Ireland Collection to healthcare settings with a journey to Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA) at St James’s Hospital, Dublin. ‘Artists Portraits 1987’ by Muiris Moynihan are among a number of works on loan from the Arts Council Collection at MISA as selected by members of staff. Read More

Arts Council Collection in Healthcare Settings

New Series: Arts Council Collection in Healthcare Settings

Date posted: 3 November 2020

Image shown: Kevin Cosgrove, Workshop with Chocolate Tin, 2013, Oil on linen 50 x 60 cm. Collection of the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon © Kevin Cosgrove, IVARO Dublin, 2020.

The Arts Council Art Collection comprises over 1,100 works by Irish artists, which it loans to public spaces including galleries, libraries, schools and hospitals. For more than 30 years there has been a strong history of works from the Collection being on public display in healthcare settings across Ireland. At present there are over 170 works in healthcare locations in Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Limerick, Louth and Waterford.  Read More

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