Edelle Nolan, Arts Co-ordinator
Main: 086-7714617 Office: 021-4922055
Cork University Hospital Campus Arts Committee
102 Administation Building
Cork University Hospital
Film, Garden / Environmental Design, Multidisciplinary, Music, Theatre, Visual Art
Mission / Aims
Positive health is more than freedom from illness or disease – it is a feeling of wellbeing, an awareness and involvement in the joy of living. Everybody in the hospital, patients, relatives, visitors, staff and the wider community is enriched by contact with the arts. Enhancing the hospital environment for the benefit of users through the medium of the arts is the committee’s mission. We aim to provide an enriching inclusive arts programme for all.
Areas of activities
At Cork University Hospital we are open to all areas of activities regarding arts and health. Initially the main focus was the establishment and maintenance of the extensive art collection and environmental design & enhancement through Per Cent for Art Schemes, and garden design. Arts activities have expanded to include exhibitions, artists and musicians in residence programmes, multidisciplinary participatory arts projects, garden design projects, community health projects and many more arts activities.
We also provide artistic outlets for hospital staff to express their creativity, through staff art exhibitions, our two hospital choirs, creative writing and poetry workshops.
We are fortunate to have several venue locations for performances in the hospital, such as the Atrium of the Cardiac Renal Centre, where we have regular seasonal concerts as part of Cork International Choral Festival, Culture Night and Cork International Jazz Festival, as well as Christmas performances.