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In Conversation

Public Art in Healthcare: Claire Meaney in conversation with George O’Neill and Conall Cary

Date posted: 5 May 2021

Image shown: Per Cent for Art commission for Waterford Residential Care Centre, 2020, etched and laser cut brass, designed and created by Conall Cary with Peter McMorris. 

The Arts and Health Conversation Series 2021 continues on Tuesday 25 May with Claire Meaney, Director of Waterford Healing Arts Trust, in conversation with George O’Neill, Project Manager for HSE Estates in the South East, and artist Conall Cary. This discussion will explore the joys and challenges of Per Cent for Art Scheme commissioning in healthcare settings. Read More


Bealtaine Festival: Bringing Art Home with Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre

Date posted: 1 May 2021

Image shown: Little Light Pocket Theatre, Arts for Health Partnership Programme West Cork.

Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre is marking this year’s Bealtaine Festival with events showcasing many of the art programmes and projects with older people that take place at the Centre and throughout the region each year. Read More


Bealtaine At Home 2021 – celebrating the arts and creativity as we age

Date posted: 1 May 2021

Image shown: Andy Parsons, Conversations in Portrait; Maisie, Roscommon sitting. © Andy Parsons.

Bealtaine Festival, Ireland’s national celebration of the arts and creativity as we age, takes place across the month of May. The 2021 edition embraces the theme of ‘In(ter)dependence’ with a wide-ranging online programme of workshops, discussions and performances for public audiences and care settings.  Read More


IMMA presents Yes, But Do You Care? by Marie Brett

Date posted: 7 April 2021

Image shown: Yes, But Do You Care? by Marie Brett with Philip Connaughton and members of The Dementia Carers Campaign Network. Event documentation: Detail from film still by Epic Productions.

Yes, But Do You Care? explores the human right to make a bad decision, family care-giving and Ireland’s new capacity legislation. Created by visual artist Marie Brett with choreographer/performer Philip Connaughton and members of The Dementia Carers Campaign Network, filmed documentation of the piece will be streamed by the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) from 7 – 21 April 2021. Read More


Mental Health and the Arts: Experiencing Empathy Through Creativity

Date posted: 2 April 2021

Experiencing Empathy Through Creativity is an online event on 16 April exploring how the experience of empathy is related to creativity and playfulness. How is empathy experienced, and how is this experience linked to creativity? How, in turn, is creativity related to the capacity to play, and why is this so important?
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