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Interdisciplinary Research WorkshopRethinking Ageing and Memory through Interdisciplinary Research

Ageing and memory represent two extraordinarily important themes in contemporary society. A defining characteristic of ageing is complexity and increased inter-individual variability. This provides a rich field for study and reflection, and by its very complexity lends itself to interdisciplinary study and research. Responding to the challenge of interdisciplinary working has been the emergence of an innovative, exciting and purposefully interdisciplinary movement in gerontology and the arts, humanities and social sciences (AHSS).

This IRC-funded workshop is being curated by TCD, the National Centre for Arts and Health, NUIG, Maynooth University and DIT GRADCAM. To register for the event:- https://idrworkshop.eventbrite.ie

The choice of locations for the workshop is emblematic of our desire to uproot and challenge existing orthodoxies of thought and theory. The first day (9 May 2016) will be held in the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute which hosts the Medical and Health Humanities Initiative and the second day (10 May 2016) in the National Centre for Arts and Health, Tallaght Hospital which has a vibrant arts and humanities programme

The workshop will a) give an overview of current theory and practice in interdisciplinary research; b) provide examples from existing funded interdisciplinary research among the workshop organizers; c) provide a platform for researchers to present current or proposed research for which they are seeking potential partners; d) focus on perceived barriers and facilitators to interdisciplinary research across AHSS/STEM/Health Sciences; and e) develop a summary report and action plan.

Participants are strongly urged to read Callard and Fitzgerald’s 2015 monograph on interdisciplinary research, an Open Access book

The target participants are:

  • Scholars in AHSS, Science, Engineering, Design, Health currently engaged with, or planning interdisciplinary research
  • Research support/development officers in academic institutions
  • Staff in funding bodies (invitations issued to IRC, HRB, SFI, Arts Council, Wellcome, charitable foundations)

Participants are also strongly encouraged to submit concepts of interdisciplinary research for discussion and engagement with potential partners: please ensure to send a synopsis of 500 words maximum to Alison.baker@amnch.ie by 5pm, 2nd May 2016.

There is no fee for participation, but early booking is advised.

https://idrworkshop.eventbrite.ie

 


Call to Artists - Commission for Paediatric ED

We are looking for artists submissions to create a child friendly theme throughout the paediatric emergency department in Tallaght Hospital. Closing date is Wednesday 2nd December 2015.

Call to Artists - Expressions of interest.pdf (size 309.6 KB)

 


Music and Health - Promoting excellence in practice

A public arts and health seminar presenting the best of Irish music therapy and music and health practice. This seminar, delivered in RUA RED Arts Centre, Tallaght on 23/10/2015 was presented by The National Centre for Arts and Health, in partnership with the Meath Foundation, the Music Department of Trinity College Dublin, RUA RED arts centre and South Dublin County Council. The event brought together leading specialists in the field to present examples of both music therapy and music and health practice in Ireland. Click on the link to see the days schedule and read a short bio about our speakers.

Music and Health Seminar.pdf (size 414.2 KB)

We are delighted to share our podcasts from the seminar:-

Podcast - Prof. Desmond O'Neill.mp3 (size 17.2 MB) Professor of Medical Gerontology in Trinity College Dublin and a consultant geriatrician in Tallaght Hospital. His research interests centre on ageing and the neurosciences with a particular emphasis on the humanities, and he has authored over 300 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters.

Podcast - Hilary Moss.mp3 (size 15.6 MB) Director of Arts and Health at the National Centre for Arts and Health, Tallaght Hospital and Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin.

Podcast - Paula Higgins.mp3 (size 14.7 MB) Paula Higgins, Music Therapist, currently working with St. Patrick's Mental Health Services recently released a music album 'It Made You', a collaborative song-writing project between singer-songwriter, Sean Millar, and over 90 service users who were resident in St Patrick’s between December 2014 and May 2015.

Podcast - Caroline Peppard.mp3 (size 8 MB) Caroline currently works as a Senior Health Promotion Officer in the Health Service Executive and her main areas of interest and research are older people; ageing and the social factors that produce positive ageing and social models of health and illness.

Podcast - Dee Gray.mp3 (size 14.7 MB) Has established music therapy posts in mental health and paediatric palliative care services in Dublin over the past 5 years. She currently works between two services; Laura Lynn Ireland's Children’s Hospice and the National Rehabilitation Hospital.

Podcast - Sharon Murphy & Carolann Courtney.mp3 (size 16 MB) Sharon Murphy is a vocalist, musical director and musician in residence with NCAH in Tallaght Hospital with a particular interest in the role of music in the lives of those living with dementia. Carolann Courtney is an Arts and Health Specialist for County Kildare supported by Kildare County Council Arts and Library Service. Together they co-ordinate and deliver The Kildare Pastimes Choir - a choir for people with dementia.

 


Follow the Visual Art Trail @ Tallaght Hospital

Tallaght Hospital has many beautiful Artworks on display in public areas including the Atrium, Pastoral Care, Hospital Street and many more. Along the Art Trail you will find a wonderfully varied collection of artworks from highly acclaimed artist such as Robert Ballagh to our patients own artworks and projects facilitated by Artists in Residence. Why not click on the link below and follow the Art Trail Map? View as many of the Artworks as you wish, all are located on the ground floor of the hospital.

Enjoy! Visual art trail 22_07_15.pdf (size 745 KB)


Composer in Residence - Ian Wilson

Luke Clancy interviews Hilary Moss, Director of The National Centre for Arts and Health discussing Music in a Healthcare setting and reflecting on the work of Composer in Residence, Ian Wilson. The residency was centred on exploring three illness of older age - Stroke (7 movements), Alzheimer’s (6 movements) and Parkinson’s Disease (4 movements) at the department of Geriatric Medicine and Stroke Services at Tallaght Hospital.

Luke Clancy - Culture File, RTE Lyric FM.mp3 (size 7.7 MB)

'Synaptic Serenades'

Musical Narratives of Stroke, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease

Listen to the three works composed by Ian Wilson, born in Belfast and began composing while at university. He has written nearly one hundred and fifty works, including chamber operas, concertos, string quartets, a range of orchestral and chamber music and multi-media pieces. His compositions have been performed and broadcast on six continents, and presented at festivals including the BBC Proms, Venice Biennale and Frankfurt Bookfair and at venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s Royal Albert and Wigmore Halls, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Muziekgebouw, Vienna’s Musikverein and Tokyo’s Suntory Hall. Wilson has in recent years also worked with jazz musicians, Asian tabla and Chinese pipaplayers and traditional Irish singers; he has also collaborated with choreographers, theatre directors and electroacoustic and computer music composers. There are commercially-available recordings of over fifty of Wilson’s works on labels including Diatribe, Riverrun, Black Box, Timbre, Guild, Meridian and Chandos. His music is published by Ricordi(London) and Universal Edition and website is www.ianwilson.org.uk

'Bewitched' with soloist Deirdre Moynihan, Soprano

Stroke - 7 Movements

1Water - Ian Wilson Composition.mp3 (size 7.8 MB)
2Carry it with you - Ian Wilson Composition.mp3 (size 9 MB)
3The kipper and the corpse - Ian Wilson Composition.mp3 (size 8.4 MB)
4A-Fib - Right foot drag - Ian Wilson Composition.mp3 (size 6.9 MB)
5Vessels - Ian Wilson Composition.mp3 (size 7.9 MB)
6em are eye - Ian Wilson Composition.mp3 (size 8 MB)
7The world has shifted - Ian Wilson Composition.mp3 (size 10.6 MB)

'Therefore I am' with soloist Cathal Roche (Saxophone)

Alzheimer’s - 6 Movements

1The Appointment - Ian Wilson Composition.mp3 (size 9 MB)
2Face, velvet, red (memory test) - Ian Wilson Composition.mp3 (size 9.5 MB)
3Utermohlen Variations - Ian Wilson Composition.mp3 (size 13.1 MB)
4Frontotemporal - Ian Wilson Composition.mp3 (size 11.2 MB)
5Slow _ sweet (_soft) - Ian Wilson Composition.mp3 (size 7.7 MB)
6Autumn Leaves - Ian Wilson Composition.mp3 (size 12.6 MB)

'Matter' with soloist Cathy Belton (Narrator)

Parkinson's Disease - 4 Movements

1Voices - Ian Wilson Composition.mp3 (size 14.6 MB)
2Connections - Ian Wilson Composition.mp3 (size 13.8 MB)
3Movement - Ian Wilson Composition.mp3 (size 13.1 MB)
4Days of thin, continuous dreaming - Ian Wilson Composition.mp3 (size 8.5 MB)

 


Arts and Health Week 11th-16th May 2015

Get ready for Arts and Health Week. Take a look at the full schedule of events we have lined up! Featuring 'Creative Check Up', A Reflective Practice 1day Masterclass, Film Screening, Tour of the Art Trail, Musical entertainment in the Hospital Atrium, and Staff Arts for Health event. It proves to be a busy week with lots to see and do.

Arts and Health week.pdf (size 237.1 KB)

 


Annual Report 2014

Read here! Annual report 2014.pdf (size 4.5 MB)

 


'Lying in Wait'

Collaborative Art Exhibition - 10th March - 22nd April 2015

Lying in Wait

This exhibition is a selection of artworks produced by patients at Tallaght Hospital over the last six months. The works represent a valuable, positive andcreative engagement in contrast to the sometimes adverse encounters experienced in the healthcare environment.

These artworks are exhibited in conjunction with an original video artwork entitled 'The Waiting Room' by Artist Deirdre Glenfield. This artwork explores the tensions experienced by patients in the waiting room when faced with life changing health implications.

changing health implications. For more information contact Rua Red Arts Centre 01 451 5860/info@ruared.ie OR Hilary Moss 01 414 2076/hilary.moss@amnch.ie or the artist https://sites.google.com/site/deirdreglenfield/

 


Launch of art exhibition:

Tuesday 10th March at 3pm at Rua Red Arts Centre, Tallaght.

All welcome! Exhibition runs 8th March - 22nd April 2015.

This project is generously sponsored by the Meath Foundation.

 


Listen to Sean Moncrieff's show on Newstalk

Featuring Aimee O'Neill Art Therapist and hear more about

the hospital art programme for children.

http://www.newstalk.com/player/shows/Moncrieff/8/16333/09th_February_2015_-_Moncrieff_Part_2 

 


 

RTE Radio 1 Arena programme

Featuring Ian Wilson, Composer and Hilary Moss, Director of the Centre

discussing Ian's recent residency and the role of arts and art therapy at the hospital.

http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=9%3A20718376%3A1526%3A27%2D01%2D2015%3A

 


 

Radio feature on Music and Health

Featuring the work of the National Centre for Arts andHealth. Hear it now!

https://soundcloud.com/soundsdoable/culture-file-music-in-tallaght

 


Newly released audio recordings of arts and health programme.

Listen here to a selection of professionally recorded audio interviews about arts and health. Hear from patient James, who describes the benefit of engaging in art while receiving chemotherapy treatment. James F patient account.WAV (size 21.5 MB).

Hear also from Artist in Residence Lucia Barnes and Harpist in residence Mary O'Donnell, who describe their work in the hospital, as well as a musical clip from the harpists here at the hospital. Harp music in the atrium.WAV (size 28.7 MB) | Mary harpist account.WAV (size 12.3 MB) | | Artist in residence Lucia Barnes experience.WAV (size 27.3 MB) |

Finally hear from Hilary Moss, Director of Arts and Health and Professor Des O'Neill, Chair of the hospital Arts Programme, who describe their approach to arts and health practice in hospital.Hilary Moss_1.WAV (size 8 MB) | Hilary Moss _2.WAV (size 14.8 MB)Hilary Moss radio interview on the arts programme.WAV (size 8.8 MB) | Prof O'Neill_1.WAV (size 17 MB) | Prof O'Neill _2.WAV (size 7.6 MB)Prof Des O'Neill interview about arts programme.WAV (size 15.8 MB) |

 

TV3 DOCUMENTARY: A DISCONNECTED RHYTHM

29th December 2014

The moving story of how a composer, a team, of dedicated medical professionals and patients with Parkinson’s Disease come together to create an inspirational piece of music.

'A Disconnected Rhythm’ is an arts documentary created at the point where two disciplines intersect: the medical and the artistic.

It follows composer Ian Wilson’s collaboration with the National Centre for Arts & Health as he creates a work of art inspired by Parkinson’s Disease.

Produced by John Kelleher Media for TV3 and under the BAI Sound& Vision Scheme, the documentary charts Ian’s 5 week stint as ‘Composer in Residence’ at Tallaght Hospital.

We follow the project’s progress, primarily through Ian’s eyes, as he attends consultations and treatments, meets patients and their families and observes the doctors who are passionate about the therapeutic value of art.

Review:  http://www.herald.ie/entertainment/tv-radio/tanya-sweeney-on-tv-a-new-period-gem-has-landed-on-the-mapp-30870766.html

A Disconnected Rhythm

NEW EXHIBITION ON HOSPITAL STREET

General Practice by Fionn McCann

An Exhibition selected from The Trinity CollegeDublinArtCollections

Tallaght Hospital, 29th October 2014 - 22nd April 2015

The General Practice exhibition portrays Ireland at a moment in time. It captures the ordinariness and the extraordinariness of patients telling doctors about intimate things, which is done 50,000 times a day in Ireland. The aim of the exhibition is to illustrate the day-to-day work of general practitioners in a variety of communities around Ireland. On seeing the photographs, all the doctors who took part expressed a sense of privilege in doing the job that they do and love and in having the trust of people, who are ill or who believe themselves to be ill.

The exhibition was the inspiration of Professor Tom O’Dowd who commissioned Fionn McCann to create this photographic work in celebration of the Tercentenary of the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin in 2012. The inaugural show took place in the Gallery of Photography, Temple Bar. The exhibition is now on loan from Trinity College and it is with great pleasure that we show it here in Hospital Street, Tallaght Hospital.

 

Exhibition information: Gp Exhibition.pdf (size 4.6 MB)

 

UNIQUE EVENT - 14TH OCTOBER 2014

ORGANISED BY NCAH!

Please find attached a flyer for a unique and prestigious concert to be performed on 14th October, organised by the National Centre for Arts and Health (NCAH). Concert 14 October 2014.pdf (size 532.2 KB)

The concert, ‘Synaptic Serenades – Musical Narratives of Stroke, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease’ will be performed on 14th October from 1830 – 2030 at the Royal College of Physicians Ireland (RCPI), Kildare Street.

This musical event was is the first complete performance of three works composed by Ian Wilson while Composer in Residence at the Department of Geriatric Medicine and the Stroke Services at Tallaght Hospital. The works aim to reflect the patient narrative of the experience of these three illnesses of older age and the project was developed by the NCAH.

The works will be performed by musicians from the Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) with guest soloists Deirdre Moynihan, Cathy Belton and Cathal Roche and there will be reflections on the experience by both the composer and medical experts at the hospital.

This event was developed for the annual St Luke’s Day Celebrations at the Royal College of Physicians Ireland and is a collaboration between NCAH, RIAM and RCPI. The event is generously sponsored by The Meath Foundation.

This is a free ticketed event. Book tickets online www.rcsi.ie/stlukes or email stlukes@rcpi.ie

We look forward to welcoming you to this event.

 

 

 

REVIEW OF BEDSIDE ART SERVICE FOR PATIENTS

* NEW REPORT *

 

From February to April 2014 the National Centre for Arts and Health conducted a review of the bedside art programme for patients in the hospital. The attached report outlines the number of patients receiving the service, the range of patient groups availing of the programme and examples and case studies of benefit. It also reports on an evaluation by patients.

CLINICAL AREAS AND RANGE OF PROGRAMMES

Weekly bedside or group art sessions are offered in the following departments/wards:

Maguire and Webb ward, Charlie O’Toole Day Hospital, Oncology Day Ward, Renal Dialysis Unit, Palliative Care, Haematology, Psychiatry, St Luke’s hospital service and to self referrals from patients or their families.

Live music sessions are offered on Webb ward and Charlie O’Toole Day Hospital as well as in the hospital atrium.

 Children’s art sessions are offered weekly in OPD and A&E Waiting rooms, Diabetes team (NCH) and to in-patients (music for babies and art therapy for young adults) through the play department.

 STATISTICS

Total number of patients who received visual art or music sessions at the bedside or in group sessions in hospital:

February 2014:     510

March 2014:         538

April 2014:            526

*Estimation, based on these figures, is that 5246 patients benefit from the arts service in the hospital per year.

To read more see report Service Evaluation for Bedside Arts.pdf (size 855.6 KB)

 

IADT exhibition

NEW EXHIBITION ON HOSPITAL STREET

Emerging Artists Showcase

An exhibition featuring photographic works by Anna Janiszewska, Sharon Murphy, Linda Plunkett and Anna Thompson.

(Exhibition continues until Oct 2014)

Tallaght Hospital is delighted to present this Emerging Artists Showcase, comprised of a select number of photographic artists who recently graduated from IADT-Dun Laoghaire with a BA(Hons) in Photography. We invite you to meander through ‘Hospital Street’ and gaze upon a wonderfully diverse and eclectic use of the medium of photography. Each artists’ body of work is represented by a select number of images that presents the viewer with a carefully chosen excerpt from that work. As a broad overlook the exhibition displays photographic genres that range from documentary to portraiture, from landscape to abstract but individually each  demonstrate a particular photographic technique that emphasizes and supports the conceptual narrative behind their work. To read more about the artist and their projects please view their individual websites (business cards are distributed throughout Hospital Street).

Anna Janiszewska              Pigeon House

Sharon Murphy                  Intervals/The Half

Linda Plunkett                   And All the Spaces In Between/Adagio

Anna Thompson               The Sixth Belt

 

NEW EXHIBITION IN HOSPITAL STREET

This, somewhere else.’by Myra Jago

Solo Exhibition at Tallaght Hospital, Feb - July 2014

 

Calling attention to a continuous negotiation between how things are and how things might be perceived, Myra Jago's work centres on how we experience the world. She also maintains that our natural predisposition to beauty and symmetry means we take in more than meets the eye. These paintings, drawings and sculptures, made 2011-2013, juxtapose a playful demeanour with weighty undertones, furthering theories of an existence halfway between what is evident and what is felt.Myra Jago exhibition details.pdf (size 571.7 KB)

ART THERAPY RANDOMISED CONTROL TRIAL

We are delighted to be collaborating with the Rheumatology team, led by Prof David Kane and Dr Ronan Mullen, to bring an art therapy group experience to patients living with arthritis. This is a 12 week community art therapy group led by Art Therapist Aimee O'Neill. It will be held at Rua Red Arts Centre, more details on attachment. The Rheumatology team are conducted a trial to measure the benefit of art therapy as for patients with arthritis. This is the first such trial in Ireland and possibly the first such international study. This project is supported by The Meath Foundation. Art Therapy for people with Arthritis programme details.pdf (size 74 KB)

 

MUSIC FOR OUR SMALLEST PATIENTS!

Mairead O'Donnell, Traditional Musician in Residence, will continue to work with the babies in Tallaght Hospital and their parents, bringing music at the bedside. Mairead's work is generously funded by HSE Health Promotion and is supported by the Play Department of the National Children's Hospital. A report on last year's work is attached for more information. MUSIC FOR PARENTS AND BABIES 2013.pdf (size 527.1 KB)

 

MUSIC IN THE ATRIUM

Thanks to support from the Volunteer Coffee Shop, we are able to continue monthly music sessions in the atrium. The first Tuesday of every month will see a burst of music and life in the atrium from 1 - 2pm. All music sessions are free and open to all patients, visitors and staff.

castillian music 2013

 

 


*On Going Initiative*

E-reading for patients (pilot scheme)

The National Centre is collaborating with South Dublin County Libraries to pilot a new e-reading scheme for patients. The library is providing e-reading devices and training to arts staff, who will then offer e-readers to patients in hospital. We hope that the e-readers will offer patients a convenient way to read in hospital and to assist those with issues which may make holding or reading books more difficult

 

 

ARTS AND HEALTH FILM FESTIVAL

2013 saw the annual Arts and Health Film Festival showcase four films on the theme of older age. This project is a collaboration with Rua Red Arts Centre and plans are underway for the next festival later this year.

Through the Lens is Ireland’s only Arts and Health Film Festival.

The festival began in 2011 and returned in 2013 for a  special season of films aimed at medical professionals, students, service users, artists, filmmakers and the general public, interested in discussing and challenging perceptions of older age how it is represented within film. Each event in the festival included refreshments, a screening followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with medical professionals and service users from Tallaght Hospital. More details on the 2014 festival to follow!

 

Emerging Artist Showcase

This exhibition features work by photographic artist Alison Baker Kerrigan

Exhibition continues at Tallaght Hospital until 31st January 2014

Alison Baker Kerrigan is a photographic artist living and working in Dublin having graduated with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Photography from IADT - Dun Laoghaire in 2012. Drawing on inspiration from personal relationships and the experiential she utilises the familiarisation of the subject matter to encourage the viewer to engage with the narrative of her photographs. Her comprehensive aim is to deliver an honest, in-depth and far-reaching portrayal of the narrative involved. Her insatiable curiosity in all things photographic has also led her to create images using 19th Century Alternative Processes such as Cyanotype, Van Dyke and Wet Plate Collodian techniques.

This showcase features excerpts from various fine art projects with broad reaching themes such as Legacy & the Landscape, Colonialism, a conceptual representation of a Cancer Journey, an Advertising Campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness and  examples of 19th Century Photographic Processes.   

For further information on the artist, commission requests or to purchase a work please contact Alison directly @ 087-9075948, by email alison.bk@gmail.com or view her website at www.abkphotography.com

ABK

 

World Premiere: Performance of Matter, a new work by composer Ian Wilson and poet Leontia Flynn

The premiere of Ian Wilson and Leontia Flynn’s new work, Matter, which was written during a residency with people with Parkinson’s disease at the Age Related Health Care Unit at Tallaght Hospital will be performed in the hospital atrium on 23rd October 2013 at 1pm. Ian Wilson, composer and Leontia Flynn, poet, were in residence for four weeks between August and September 2013, and their piece, which focuses on the experience of people with Parkinson’s disease, is written for narrator and string trio.

The work will be premiered by members of the Irish Chamber Orchestra and acclaimed Irish actress Ingrid Craigie. The Irish Chamber Orchestra is the only Orchestra in Residence in a hospital in Ireland and we are delighted to partner with them for this event.

We are excited that this first performance will be primarily for patients in the hospital and for those people with Parkinson’s disease who took part in the project – these people are the work’s most important audience. The event is particularly exciting as it is being held in a busy, public area of the hospital and therefore pushes the boundaries of conventional classical music performance.

Alison Baker Kerrigan


Tallaght Hospital Choir is Workplace Choir of the Year 2013

Congratulations to the Tallaght Hospital Choir who carried away first prize in the 2013 Workplace Choir of the Winning ChoirYear competition held in the RDS Concert Hall on Sunday, 30th June 2013.

 

The 38 member choir, all staff from the Hospital, performed two pieces -a NativeAmericanLullabyand, very appropriately, ASpoonful ofSugar helps the Medicine Go Down!



 

 

The Choir was conducted by Amy Ni Riain and accompanied by Hilary Moss on Piano

The Workplace Choir of the Year Trophy was accepted, on behalf of all the Choir,
by Maria Campbell, Choir Coordinator

WELL DONE - A WONDERFUL ACHIEVEMENT!

View Gallery Here

 

 


 

*Bewitched* by Ian Wilson was performed at The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Conference, Bristol, UK

Date: 25th June 2013.Bristol Orchestra on Stage

A new work, composed by  Ian Wilson following a residency  at the Stroke Unit, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin, was performed at a major Arts and Health Conference in Bristol, UK.Wilson composed the work for string quartet and soprano, based on the experiences of patients with stroke and the healthcare workers who treat them. This unique new composition was met with acclaim and went on to receive Arts Council Touring Funding to be performed in four venues across Ireland. The project is an example of excellence in arts and health work and new music composition.

This project is a collaboration between the National Centre for Arts and Health (Tallaght Hospital), the hospital Stroke Service, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Composer Ian Wilson and Sapranist Deirdre Moynihan.

This  international  performance was made possible by funding from Culture Ireland and The Irish Chamber Orchestra. The project was supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and the Meath Foundation.

For more information contact Hilary Moss, National Centre for Arts and Health Tel: 01 414 2076

Download the Full Score of Bewitched HERE

Podacast of Bristol Conference Here

Listen to an audio clip of the Song- New Water HERE

View Gallery Here

Appreciations of Bewitched

COMMENT 1

Hi Hilary

Before I go any further - I must just say that the Bewitched performance was the highlight of the conference for me. Throughout each movement, tears rolled down my cheeks. Oddly, at the same time I found the work uplifting; it wasn't just sad, it was also funny and inspirational. This is one of the best "Arts & Health" pieces I've ever come across. SO, a big WELL DONE to all.

It was a real joy to meet you, and yes, what a great conference.

Kind regards

Theo

Dr Theodore Stickley -My work website: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/NMP/People/theo.stickley

Comment 2

Dear Hilary
I somehow missed you at the conference - I wanted to ask for a CD of 'Bewitched' for my husband, who had a stroke a few months ago. I think he would resonate with several of the passages and the music. We are both fortunate that he made a good recovery, but it has left its mark in subtle ways, as some of the lyrics made clear.
Best wishes
Dr Marian Liebmann



"Through The Lens";- Arts and Health Film Festival

THROUGH THE LENS ARTS AND HEALTH FILM FESTIVAL
The National Centre for Arts and Health and RUA RED announce the return of Through the Lens, Ireland's only Arts and Health Film Festival.
€3 PER FILM / €10 FOR ALL FILMS
Booking is essential
01 451 5860
WWW.RUARED.IE
BOXOFFICE@RUARED.IE
RUA RED
SOUTH DUBLIN ARTS CENTRE
TALLAGHT DUBLIN 24

 


Current 2012 Annual Report

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Welcome to the Annual Report of the National Centre for Arts and Health, Tallaght Hospital. 2012 has been as busy as ever, with a team of thirty artists currently working here at the hospital. Highlights of the 2012 programme are reported in the report (click on image).

 

 

 


Other 2012 Highlights

November 2012: Arts and Alzheimers Seminar

Arts and Alzheimers was a unique seminar, held on:Wednesday November 28th; at the Royal College of Physicians Interior MappingIreland.The National Centre for Arts and Health was delighted to present this seminar which was a culmination of the project whereby Composer Ian Wilson and members of the Irish Chamber Orchestra were in residenc in the hospital, along with visual artist Lucia Barnes. The culmination was the unique Arts and Alzheimers seminar,where Ian's new work was performed. Composition and fine art students were an integral component of this project as they learnt about the role of arts in health-care and with particular reference to patients with dementia. This project was supported by the Meath Foundation and was a Dublin City of Science event. The seminar reported on the experiences of bringing artists and composers together with health-care staff and people with dementia and the role of the arts in understanding and supporting the experiences of people with dementia.


September 2012 - Ian Wilson and the Irish Chamber Orchestra return to the hospital

In Septemebr 2012 we were delighted to welcome back renowned composer Ian Wilson and members of the Irish Chamber Orchestra to the hospital. Ian Wilson completed a successful residency in the stroke service, creating a unique new work entitled 'Bewitched'. He returned to complete a triptych of works based on the illnesses of older age - stroke, dementia and Parkinson's disease. He was joined once again by members of the Irish Chamber Orchestra, led by Kenneth Rice, Violinist, who performed a varied programme for patients in the Age Related Day Hospital as well as offering open rehearsals of Ian's new work. They were joined by Cathal Roche, Saxophonist for this particular project.
The residency was a project to culminate in a unique seminar, Arts and Alzheimers, scheduled for Wednesday November 28th to be showcased at the Royal College of Physicians Ireland where Ian's new work would be performed.


Creativity and Wellness Group

Creative Writng Group for people with Chronic Pain started in September 2012 and was facilitated by Writer in Residence Michael McCarthy. The group ran for 10 weeks and was held at the South Dublin County Library , Tallaght. This group was a collaboration between the National Centre for Arts and Health, Chronic Pain Ireland and South Dublin County Libraries.


Highlights of 2011

2011-Annual Report -Click

'Bewitched' Final Recital in the Presence of President Michael D. Higgins.

President Michael D. Higgins to Attend Special Performance of "Bewitched" at RIAM as part of the Music tour funded by the Arts Council Touring Award. President will hear unique new work composed by Ian Wilson during his residence in Tallaght Hospital's Stroke Unit. The President, Michael D Higgins has accepted an invitation from Dr Ronan Collins(Director of Stroke Service and Consultant Physician in Older Adult & Stroke Medicine, Tallaght

Hospital) to attend a performance of a new work, Bewitched which was composed in the stroke unit of Tallaght Hospital. The special recital will take place on Friday, March 16th in the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin. Written by Belfast-born composer Ian Wilson, Bewitched was inspired by the experiences of Tallaght Hospital's stroke patients and the healthcare workers who work with them. During Wilson's three-month stay as Composer-in-Residence in the hospital's Stroke unit, he composed this new work for Irish soprano, Deirdre Moynihan and a string quartet (comprised of two violins, a viola and double bass). The project came about as a result of an initiative from the National Centre for the Arts in Health based in Tallaght Hospital. It is the latest in a long line of projects organised as part of Tallaght Hospital's ongoing Arts Programme. The programme - running now for over a decade - provides a substantial Arts and Health programme for patients and is encompassed as the National Centre for Arts and Health. The Arts Programme has seen patients and hospital staff collaborate with major cultural and artistic Irish institutions such as the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, the National Gallery of Ireland and the Museum of Modern Art, to name but a few. It is hoped that projects such as Bewitched will create awareness amongst medical and healthcare professionals of the important links between good health and the arts. Bewitched was first performed in the hospital on Wednesday November 24th 2010 to great acclaim and, as a result, the project was awarded the Arts Council Touring Award to bring Bewitched to four diverse venues in 2011/2012. The work has already started this tour. - 'President Michael D Higgins will be in attendance at an exclusive performance of Bewitched which will take place on Friday, March 16th at 6pm in the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin. Composer Ian Wilson and representatives from Tallaght Hospital's Stroke Unit and its National Centre for the Arts in Health will also be present at the event.

 


CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS


 

In 2011 we hosted an international conference -.Narratives of Health and Illness across the Lifespan The Centre contributes to major national and international conferences, including presentations at the School of Nursing and Midwifery Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Trinity College, Dublin, Kildare County Council Arts and Health conference (2010), the Society for the Arts and Health, USA in 2005 and 2008. We also hosted a regional arts and health consultation meeting as part of South Dublin County Council’s Arts Plan Development in 2010.


The Music Tour of "Bewitched" a composition by Ian Wilson

(Music Residency Initiative in the Stroke Unit).

In 2010, the National Centre for Arts and Health at The Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin hosted an exciting new residency funded by The Arts Ian WilsonsCouncil. Composer Ian Wilson was in residence in the stroke unit for next three months. He composed a new work for Saprano Deirdre Moynihan anda a string quartet, based on the experiences of patients with stroke, entitled Bewitched. Members of The Irish Chamber Orchestra returned to the hospital following a successful residency in 2006 to work alongside Ian, performing for patients and conducting open rehearsals of the work in development, along with soprano Deirdre Moynihan. Patients and staff in the unit were involved in shaping the work with the composer.

A final performance of the work was given in the hospital on Wednesday November 24th and following the success of this project the hospital was awarded the Arts Council Touring Award to take the national innovation to four exciting venues in 2011 – 2012.

The tour is a collaboration between the National Centre for Arts and Health at the hospital, the Age Related Health Care Unit, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the Composer Ian Wilson and the four venues. It is funded by The Arts Council. For more information and how to book please contact Hilary.moss@amnch.ie

The venues for the tour are: Download Flyer for more and Bioghraphies.

Venue
Date
Time
Rua Red Arts CentreTuesday 6th December 201112.30 pm
Galway University HospitalWednesday 25th January 20122. 00 p.m
University of LimerickWednesday 1st February 20121.15 p.m
Royal Irish Academy of Music, DublinTuesday 13th March20126.30 pm

Download the Full Score of Bewitched HERE

Listen to an audio clip of the Song- New Water HERE

Picture Gallery of the 'Bewtiched' Tour HERE


Postgraduate Certificate in Arts in Healthcare Settings- February 2012 - until April 2012

The Postgraduate Certificate in Arts in Healthcare Settings is the first accredited course in Arts and Health in Ireland.  The course aims to provide students with an understanding of the key theories that inform teaching and learning in adulthood; to provide them with the knowledge and skills to work creatively with groups; to give them the capacity to critically reflect on their practice in the field of arts and health and to give them an understanding of what ‘arts and health’ is and the role of the arts in healthcare, both theoretical and practical. The course is delivered by and in association NUI Maynooth . All students attending the course have the opportunity to attend a short placement in an arts and health setting (offered at the National Centre for Arts and Health, The Adelaide and Meath Hospital). 

 


Film Festival

"Through the Lens" - Ireland’s 1st Arts and Health Film Festival

The special season is aimed at medical professionals, students, service users, artists and filmmakers interested in
discussing and challenging perceptions of mental ill health and how the issues are represented within film.
Each evening will include refreshments and a screening followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with medical
professionals and service users including Professor Desmond O'Neill (Dept of Medical Gerontology, Adelaide and
Meath Hospital), Dr Ian Daly (Executive Clinical Director of St. Lomans Mental Health Services) and Paddy McGowan
(Irish Advocacy Network)

A Beautiful Mind
Cast: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly

Lars And The Real Girl
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, Kelli Garner, Patricia Clarkson

Away From Her
Cast: Julie Christie, Michael Murphy and Gordon Pinsent

Click for a Detailed Flyer

With kind support from the Meath Foundation and Rua Red Arts Centre.

 


Other Highlights

1st Graduands in the Postgraduate Certificate in Arts in Healthcare Settings

The Postgraduate Certificate in Arts in Healthcare Settings at NUI Maynooth was a collaboration between The National Centre for Arts and Health at The Adelaide and Meath Hospital and NUI Maynooth. This is the first accredited course in Arts and Health in Ireland and was carried out for the first time in Feb 2011.  The course aimed to provide students with an understanding of the key theories that inform teaching and learning in adulthood; to provide them with the knowledge and skills to work creatively with groups; to give them the capacity to critically reflect on their practice in the field of arts and health and to give them an understanding of what ‘arts and health’ is and the role of the arts in healthcare, both theoretical and practical. Following the successful development and implementation of this new course, we are delighted to announce that this course will be running again in February 2012. For more information contact the Department of Continuing and Adult Education, NUI Maynooth.

We are delighted to announce that twelve students on the first course have now successfully graduated. They are:

Aisling McCormilla; Anne Coffey; Celia Richard; Estibaliz Errazquin; Gillian Hogan; Karen O'Connor; Liz Morris; Maria Hanna; Niamh O'Connor; Pam O'Connell; Vanessa Eakins; Vicky Linnane.


Award Winning Art Work

The Claw-jpeg Jo's X-ray is a work of art : An ARTHRITIC patient attending Tallaght Hospital has discovered the world is at her finger tips - after one lady was selected as runner-up in the Art and Health Competition of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy . The Claw- Press Release.pdf (size 600.7 KB). For all the finalists and more news please follow the links Finalist Art Work The Claw. The image did not only go on exhibition in Amsterdam but has also made a storm of news locally. See more The Claw

 

 

 


  • Community Arts and Health Projects

Moving On is a new programme developed in 2010 for patients coping with long term illnesses in the community, as a transitioning support group from hospital into the community. This group ran successfully in 2010 and it involved a print making session and a creative writing session. The sessions run for 12 weeks each. We have received funding from The Meath Foundation to run this programme again in 2011.

An art therapy group run in October 2011 for patients from the rheumatology department. ARThritis! Following on from two succcessful art groups for patients. This year (2011) we will be working once again in close collaboration with the Rheumatology team to research the benefit of art therapy for out-patients who have arthritis.

  •     Dementia Project

A new project began in late 2010 for patients with dementia and their family Carers. The Adelaide Society kindly funded this project through its New Initiatives Scheme. The project is underway, facilitated by Artist in Residence Lucia Barnes. Patients from the Charlie O’Toole Day Hospital are participating in a weekly art group and work with family Carers will begin in February 2011. The final results of both parts of the project will be exhibited in an exhibition later in 2011. Click here for report


 

Tree of Life

  • *     Design projects

The National Centre is currently involved in assisting two hospital departments to enhance the environment.

Along side is a an image of a sculpture "The Tree of Life" that was part of a design project on the Pastoral Corridor. It is located at the entrance of the Hospital Chapel The Sculpture was designed and installed by Sculptor Mark Ryan

The Tree of LifeA Symbol of renewal, resurrection, immortality and optimism. The five polished bronze fruits represent five senses: hearing, taste, smell, touch and sight.

 

 

 

2-Get involved

VOLUNTEERING IN THE HOSPITAL ARTS

The National Centre for Arts and Health at Tallaght Hospital is always seeking volunteer artists to participate in the exciting art project for patients in the hospital. The project involves volunteer artists spending 1 – 2 hours per week with patients on selected wards. Visual artists use a ‘Mobile Art Trolley’ stocked with art materials and we welcome artists from all art forms, especially visual art, music and creative writing.. Artists invite patients to express themselves using the art materials by their bedside and support and encourage patients to engage in arts. Patients are offered the opportunity to create, but a refusal to engage will always be respected. Volunteer artists are supported by the Director of Arts and Health. The Clinical areas in which the artist would be offered work include Age Related Health Care, Renal Dialysis and Neurology (all adult patients) and with children in the National Children’s Hospital (N.B. subject to Garda clearance and suitable references)

A Call for Volunteer Artists

Click on the link below to find out more information about::

  • Who we run our Programme for
  • Who we run our Programme with
  • What we ask of our Volunteer Artists
  • What we offer our Volunteer Artists

Call for Volunteer Artists.pdf (size 535.5 KB)

 

To apply for a volunteer artist position simply download the two attached recruitment forms, complete, and Post or Email them back to the Programme Manager at the address below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Download | Volunteer registration pack Volunteer registration pack.pdf (size 196.2 KB)

Download | Garda Vetting Form Garda Vetting Form - May 2015.pdf (size 150.6 KB)

Programme Manager

Alison Baker Kerrigan

National Centre for Arts and Health

Tallaght Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

Tel: (01) 414 2076

alison.baker@amnch.ie


Arts Committee

Chairperson

Prof Desmond O'Neill - MA MD FRCPI AGSF FRCP(Glasg)Associate Professor,
Dept of Medical Gerontology,
Adelaide and Meath Hospital,
Dublin 24,
Ireland
Tel: (01) 414 3215 des.oneill@amnch.ie

Committee Members

  • Catherina Brady, Art Therapist, St Loman's Hospital
  • Hilary Daly, Assistant Director of Nursing, AMNCH
  • Janet Edgely, Administrator, National Centre for Arts and Health
  • Teresa Quinn, Meath Foundation
  • Valerie Houlden, Staff representative, National Centre for Arts and Health
  • Paul Elmes, Technical Services Manager, AMNCH
  • Karen Farrer, The Adelaide Health Foundation
  • Professor Terence Dolan, Professor School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin.
  • Eoin Power, Nurse Manager, National Children's Hopsital, Tallaght.
  • Rebecca Fitzpatrick, Development Manager, Rua Red Arts Centre

Links and Partners


 

 

3-Programmes and Exhibitions

EXHIBITION IN HOSPITAL STREET

'Perspectives of Ireland' - Photographic Exhibition

Interlude-at-the-Agnes-Olibhear

Exhibition Runs - from 5th October 2015 to 4th Feb 2016

Hospital Street, Tallaght Hospital.

A wonderful eclectic series of fine art carbon prints depicting Ireland through the lens of photographic artist Dominique Beyens. Perspectives of Ireland.pdf (size 577 KB)


EXHIBITIONS INSTALLED IN HOSPITAL STREET...

After successful run in RUA RED Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24 (see below)

'Lying in Wait' - Paintings and Drawings by patients of Tallaght Hospital

'The Waiting Room' - Video & Photographic Installation by Visual Artist Deirdre Glenfield

Lying in Wait

Click to view 'The Waiting Room - Video' https://vimeo.com/121695920

Lying in Wait was an artist in residence project with adult patients in Tallaght Hospital led by artist Deirdre Glenfiled - supported by the National Centre for Arts and Health (NCAH). Futher information on the study may be seen by visiting http://www.artsandhealth.ie/case-studies/lying-in-wait/

Lying in Wait Statement.pdf (size 650.4 KB) | Exhibition Statement

The Waiting Room Artist Statement.pdf (size 363.1 KB) Exhibition Statement

Exhibitions 'Lying in Wait' and 'The Waiting Room' are available to view in the Cafe Area, in RUA RED Arts Centre from 8th March to 21st April 2015.

This exhibition is a selection of artworks produced by patients at Tallaght Hospital over the last six months. The works represent a valuable, positive andcreative engagement in contrast to the sometimes adverse encounters experienced in the healthcare environment.

These artworks are exhibited in conjunction with an original video artwork entitled 'The Waiting Room' by Artist Deirdre Glenfield. This artwork explores the tensions experienced by patients in the waiting room when faced with life changing health implications.

For more information contact Rua Red Arts Centre 01 451 5860/info@ruared.ie OR Hilary Moss 01 414 2076/hilary.moss@amnch.ie or the artist https://sites.google.com/site/deirdreglenfield/


CURRENT ARTS PROGRAMME

  • Weekly Live Perfomances

There are weekly music performances in the atrium and on wards by resident musicians . The music programme is funded by the Volunteer Coffee Shop in the hospital. The music includes:

  1. Astra String Quartet
  2. Harp Duo . For a sample of music by resident harp duo Teresa and Mary O'Donnell. clickhere
  3. DEIS traditional music programme. This project is currently underway, funded by the Arts Council DEIS programme. Mairead O'Donnell is traditional musician in residence, performing in the atrium, on wards and at the bedside, bringing her particular expertise in this area to our music in hospital programme. Read report on traditional music here.
  4. Music Composition by Ian Wilson for patients with Dementia and the Irish Chamber Orchestra
  5. Creativity and Wellness Group- These are a number of community arts and health initiatives undertaken by the centre. For example in September 2012 we run creative writing workshops for people with chronic pain and people with arthrits.The art sessions were held in community arts facilities.

 

  • Participatory arts programmeArt in the Ward

In addition to the regular art live music programme for patients, there are 20 weekly art sessions for patients across the hospital. These are both groups and 1:1 bedside art sessions.These take part in the following areas:


Art in The National Children's Hospital- There is an active arts programme in the Children's Depatment where sessions range as follows:

Art sessions-Peads Opd area1. Create -while -U -Wait- These workshops take place in the out patient and Accident and Emergency department waiting areas and are run by professional artists who volunteer their time. Activities include creating pictures, making masks, puppets etc.To see a session click - creatingpuppets.

2. In-patient Arts Sessions: Art sessions are available to children admitted in the hospital. The workshops are held either in groups in the play room or individual sessions areArt Therapy - facilitated at the bedside for restricted patients.

3. Art Therapy sessions: A form of psychotherapy in which art materials are used for self-expression and reflection in the presence of a professionally trained art therapist. For a leaflet click here

Gallery 1of art sessions in the Children's Department

 

 

 

 


EXHIBITIONS

 

Current Exhibition:

 

“United in Colour Art Exhibition” United in color

by Headway Clients

 January 2013 - May 2013

Headway aims to bring about positive change in the lives of those affected by Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).  We are a not for profit organisation which was originally founded in 1985.  Initially it was established as a support group for family members and professional to address the needs of the people with an ABI and their carer’s.

Over the last 27 years the service has expanded and now provides a range of community based services; including psychological, day rehabilitation, training services, information and support and community integration.  We also aim to increase public awareness of ABI and also the impact not just on the individual but also the family members and carer’s.  We have services in Dublin, Cork, Kerry and the South East.  For more information on our services, check out our website at www.headway.ie or 1890 200278.

This exhibition is the work of our participants in our day service programme in Clontarf, Donnybrook and Lucan.  Through participation in art classes members of the group find an outlet for self expression, increased self confidence, creativity, improved motor skills, attention, concentration, social interaction, memory, reminiscence.

 

Here are some quotes from our participants

“I like art because it passes the time and helps you concentrate.  I feel good because I like to do art and it helps me…I can’t get the words out…it helps me communicate. It helps me out a bit”.

“It lets you express yourself. You’ve something to say to people and you can’t get it out. You come in and get it out in the colours. You express yourself non -verbally.   You can tell a lot about a person and they way they’re feeling from what they’re painting and what they’re interested in.”

 

 


 

Past Exhibitions

Staff Exhibition

HOPE -September 2012 - January 2013

This exhibition features original artwork by staff members of Tallaght Hospital and Trinity College- Tallaght Hospital Campus.

An open call was made for artwork by staff at this hospital. The theme for the exhibition is ‘Hope’. The artwork, photography and poetry of thirteen staff members are featured in this exhibition which continues along Hospital Street.

This exhibition celebrates the hidden talents and creativity of our staff. It emphasises the hope we all need during these recessionary times and in times of ill health.

 


"Colourful Perspectives of Hospital Life"

This is an exhibition of art work by people who have experienced

hospital life either from a patient's view or/and an artist's view.

Art work by Rebecca VerallExhibition run from April 2012 - September 2012.

The exhibition is along the Hospital Main Corridor.

About the artists click here

 

 

 

 

 


Hugh McCarthy----------"An exhibition of paintings"

Along Hospital St,AMNCH Tallaght,

From 5th November to 4th February 2012

gmanHugh McCarty a Dublin born artist, has exhibited extensively over the past

ten years in Ireland, Uk and Spain, and is the recipient of numerous awards with solo exhibitions in the Stone Gallery, Monster Truck Gallery, Hillsboro Fine Art, Jonathon Swift gallery Dublin.

Hugh is currently working and living in Tallaght.

Hugh McCarthy’s new paintings and works on paper contain amorphous masses and geometric areas of colour that invade and leave the picture plane. These abstract compositions reference product labels, 80´s computer games, and advertisements amongst a plethora of motifs culled from the history of art, both past and present. With this booty of painted and computer-printed quotations McCarthy creates types of hybrid landscapes or tweaked dreamlands.

These New paintings engage a notion of “Organized Living” and comments on charlie cant surfcommercialization and its dialogue with the surrounding wilderness. Yet there is a harmony to be found in this play of opposing parts as they fuse together to communicate McCarthy's aesthetic interests.

This unique style moves from landscape to abstraction with energetic colour, fanciful doodles and sophisticated line drawings and by juxtaposing disparate elements, such as biomorphic and mechanical forms, masculine and feminine elements; he establishes a sense of tension throughout.

These new works contain a complex array of signs, symbols, colours, and shapes, a celebration of freedom - aesthetic, commercial, formal or otherwise. His paintings represent not only the sleek image of contemporary life but also the very spirit of post-modern capitalism. Bright and artificial, the convergence is both a retailer's utopian vision and, to the critic of consumer culture, a dystopian nightmare. Hugh’s vision is celebratory and appalling in equal measure.

For further information or to purchase a painting please contact

Alternative Entertainments b.altents@gmail.com  or call 087 962 8832.

The Exibition run until February 2012.

 


Friends of Breastfeeding Exhibition - An Exhibition of Photographs.

Along Hospital Street

From 1st August to 30th November 2011Our Family

These wonderful images you see here were especially commissioned by Friends of Breastfeeding in 2010 to mark World Breastfeeding Week (1st-8th August 2010) and during National Breastfeeding Week (1st-7th October 2010) were displayed in the venues around the country including, The Coombe Women’s and Infants Hospital, The Rotunda Hospital, Our Lady of Lourdes Drogheda, Midlands Regional Hospital (Port Laois), Letterkenny Women’s Centre, Mahon Point Shopping Centre Cork, Cork University Maternity Hospital, Waterford Regional Hospital.

All the mothers and babies you see in these photographs are volunteers and mothers who work tirelessly to normalise breastfeeding in Ireland and provide support options to those who choose to breastfeed.Friends of Breastfeeding would like to thank The Adelaide & Meath Hospital, incorporating the National Children’s Hospital for the opportunity to display these images.

Friends of Breastfeeding, Carmichael House, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7, Ph:0871624523 /Email:enquiries@friendsofbreastfeeding.ieRegistered Charity in Ireland: CHY19054


Jackie Askew

exhibition(DRIFTROOT, Plastic horse with shadow(53x39cms)-drawing)

Jackie Askew

An exhibition of paintings

Along Hospital Street

3rd May - 1st August 2011

Jackie Askew is based in Liscannor, Co. Clare and has exhibited regularly over the past twenty years, with solo exhibitions at The Mermaid Arts Centre, Dunamaise Arts Centre, The Riverbank Arts Centre and County Hall, Kilkenny. She has also been selected for a number of group exhibitions in Ireland and England. She recently won the Millcove Gallery Award and has been selected to participate in a residency in Iceland later this year. As well as private collections, her work is in the collection of Limerick City Council and Meath County Council.

Jackie Askew's recent work is a return to colour and abstraction. These small-scale oil paintings, through their layers, texture and linear elements, reference the artist's immediate environment of the beach and the objects found on it. Worn plastic, rope, pieces of half buried clothing are all visual influences. These elements are echoed through the process of painting with rope-like linear structures that are interwoven through layers of colour. She paints from a gut level " it is a physical reaching past what I have known, into unfamiliar ground. New depths of engagement with the bodily movement of painting translates into a more intuitive way of being in my body in the world. This then gives rise to unfamiliar linear structures that seem to be moving through time and space. Through the act of painting there is as much taking away as there is putting down, so that in the end there is no mark left that is not meant to be. It is a process of unravelling of fresh experience in the present moment. A balance of patient excavation with the urgency of mark making".

To purchase a painting please contact :Alternative Entertainments b.altents@gmail.com  or call 01 452 0611 OR 0879440850


WoodTurning ExhibitionFriends of Breasfeeding

Display of Wood turned Items

Tuesday 07/06/11 to Thursday 09/06/11

Venue:  Tallaght Hospital -Atrium

 Every Year the WoodTurners Exhibit their beautiful work at AMNCH in conjunction with The Arts Centre. Some Items on exhibition are available for sale and all funds go towards funding The Alzheimer Society of Ireland

 



Permanent Exhibitions

1. Imaginimaginings after2ings:imaginning after1

This exhibition celebrates the work of children and teenagers from Oak, Beech and Maple wards at the National Children’s Hospital. Children were given freedom to explore their creativity, which is central to the healing nature of art making. The question asked of each participant was simple… “What makes you special?”… What unfolded is a collection of vibrant fantasies and dreams, visual stories, reflections and interests. Each painting celebrates the unique qualities and individuality of its creator. It is now a permanent exhibition on the ward corridors in the NCH.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-Research and Publications

The National Centre for Arts and Health is funded to carry out Arts and Health research by The Meath Foundation. Staff at the Centre are engaged in research and evaluation as well as devising and delivering Continuing Professional Development courses for arts and health practitioners and medical staff. The Centre is also available for consultation and advice. Current research interests include aesthetic deprivation in hospital; the role of the arts for older people; participative and receptive arts; music and health; art therapy and chronic pain and developing professional training for artists in healthcare settings.


Research News

Researchers at the National Centre for Arts and Health are delighted to announce three new publications:

O'Neill, A. and H. Moss (2015). "A Community Art Therapy Group for Adults With Chronic Pain." Journal of the American Art Therapy Association 32(4): 158 - 167.

Khan, W., I. Mohamad Onn Yap, et al. (2015). "Perceptions of music therapy for older people among healthcare professionals." BMJ Medical Humanities (in press)

Moss, H. The Modern Curator in Hospital (unpublished report).

 

For more information or copies of these papers please contact hilary.moss@amnch.ie


MF new Logo Dec 15

Newsletter no 1 - Dec 2015

Dementia Friendly Hospitals.pdf (size 6.8 MB)

Dementia Friendly Hospitals - supported by the Meath Foundation

 


Publications

Please view National Centre for Arts and Health Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals here! Publication list.pdf (size 36.9 KB)

A selection of publications are listed here. For copies of any publications or more information please contact Hilary.moss@amnch.ie

 

Reports

The annual reports features a number of highlights from each year's programme and provide a good overview of the work of the National Centre for Arts and Health.

Over the last decade, the Arts Programme in Tallaght Hospital has evolved to provide not only a substantial arts and health programme, but also national leadership in academic and practical development of this important aspect of health. The programme, now encompassed as the National Centre for Arts and Health, has engaged in collaboration with major cultural institutions in the State, including the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, the National Gallery of Ireland, NUI-Maynooth and RUA RED Arts Centre.

Annual Reports

 

Departmental Reports

Professional Development for Artists

The National Centre developed an accredited postgraduate certificate in arts in healthcare settings with Maynooth University. This is the first such accredited course in Arts and Health in Ireland and started for the first time in February 2011.  Currently, the Centre and Maynooth are providing a series of professional development masterclasses to provide students with an understanding of the key theories that inform teaching and learning in adulthood; to provide them with the knowledge and skills to work creatively with groups; to give them the capacity to critically reflect on their practice in the field of arts and health and to give them an understanding of what ‘arts and health’ is and the role of the arts in healthcare, both theoretical and practical.

Medical Humanities

The Centre actively contributes to the Medical Humanities course at Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine. A new module on Arts and Health was delivered in early 2011 for undergraduate first year medical students and is delivered annually.. This course is led by Prof. O’Neill and is a new medical humanities component on the undergraduate medical degree course.TCD masks making

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mask making workshop for medical students exploring mental illness.

Staff workshops

Staff involvement in the arts at Tallaght Hospital is very important. Whilst our primary aim is to improve the aesthetic environment for patients, we run a number of staff arts experiences and workshops throughout the year. For more information or to get involved in staff arts experiences please contact any the Centre.

Previous arts for staff experiences include:

  • A therapeutic writing course for staff members lead by Mr Padraig O'Morain,
  • A staff tour of Rua Red and a collaboration with the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
  • Staff experiential work shops also included a Fascinator Making Workshop and Stained Glass Decorations, facilitated by artist Lucia Barnes.
  • A creative writing course for staff facilitated by writer in residence Michael McCarthyStaff art exhibitions

 

5-About Us

National Centre for Arts and Health

The National Centre for Arts and Health (NCAH), exists to improve patient care and to promote the benefits of the arts in health. Situated in Tallaght Hospital the Centre runs an Art programme which is free for everyone attending the hospital. All art programmes are tailored to the needs of individual patients and clinical departments. The hospital arts programme features a number of national innovations and strives to promote best practice in arts and health, through professional development, evaluation and research. The centre also offers consultation and advice to services establishing arts and health programmes and regularly gives presentations on its work, within both medical and arts settings.

A little history...

Over the last decade, the Arts Programme at Tallaght Hospital has evolved to provide not only a substantial arts and health programme but also national leadership in academic and practical development ofthis important aspect of health. The programme has received Dialysis on the bedconstant support from the Volunteer Coffee Shop Fund, as a programme which accesses all areas and all specialties within the hospital. In addition, the three hospital foundations (the Adelaide Hospital Society, the Meath Foundation and the National Children’s Hospital Foundation) have been very supportive of a wide range of arts and health projects.

The programme, now encompassed as the National Centre for Arts and Health, has engaged in collaboration with major cultural institutions in the State, including the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, the National Gallery of Ireland, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Irish Film Institute and various artist and ensembles.  Currently, for example, we have an Arts Council funded composer-in-residence in the Stroke Service, Ian Wilson.

Novel programmes have generated a volume of poetry by the patients, exhibitions at local galleries of art by patients – including the ARThritis programme and exhibitions, including one at the local community gallery, Rua Red.

Of particular importance has been the development of an academic track, with the first papers on arts and health from any Irish hospital published in the biomedical literature, as well as the development of a course to train artists to work in a healthcare environment. NUI Maynooth are now delivering the first accredited post graduate certificate in Arts and Health in partnership with the National Centre for Arts and Health.

 


We aim to:

  • Improve the hospital experience for patients
  • Explore the therapeutic potential of the arts
  • Build positive links with the local community
  • Make the arts accessible to patients who cannot access traditional arts venues

 

What Arts are brought to the programme?Music In the Atrium

  • Art Exhibitions
  • Live Music Performances
  • Creative Writing classes
  • Design projects
  • Arts Therapies
  • Participatory Art sessions on wards and in waiting rooms
  • Community Arts and Health projects
  • Composer and Orchestra in residence
  • Art Therapy for children with diabetes and cystic fibrosis
  • Create-while-you-wait Art Programmes for children in A&E and OPD
  • Music for babies and parents
  • Music therapy in Age Related Health Care
  • Artists training and Medical Humanities programmes

 

For more information on the arts programme contactart on the ward

Director for Arts and Health

Dr. Hilary Moss

Director of Arts and Health

Tel: (01) 414 2076

Hilary.moss@amnch.ie