25 Objects Exhibition
The Waterford Healing Arts Trust celebrates 25 years with an exhibition of 25 objects that represent the artist residences, public art commissions, art workshops and music programmes with patients, staff and visitors to University Hospital Waterford.
These 25 objects – books, art works, sound files, videos, photographs – will go on display in the main hospital corridor and the outpatients’ corridor from Thursday. They include paintings from the “Staff Art Wall”, the Art Kart converted medical trolley which brings art materials to the paediatric and renal dialysis units and Menu of Poems, a short anthology of poems distributed on meal trays on All Ireland Poetry Day.
“These 25 objects tell the story of what we do and why. All of our work is about softening the clinical environment and alleviating stress and anxiety for patients, family members and staff through the arts,” says Claire Meaney, acting Arts Director of the Waterford Healing Arts Trust.