25 Ob­jects Ex­hi­bi­tion

The Irish Times - Tuesday - Health - - Health | Arts -

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.

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