Tallaght Hospital hosts ‘Lying in Wait’ | Arts & Health Initiative at RUA RED Cafe

Tallaght Hospital’s National Centre for Arts and Health is hosting an exhibition of selected  artworks produced by adult patients attending Tallaght Hospital over the last six months. 

The exhibition, led by artist in residence Deirdre Glenfield, represents a valuable, positive and creative engagement for patients in the hospital environment. In a situation where patients often feel out of control, art can serve as a therapeutic and healing tool, helping to reduce stress and anxiety and provides an opportunity for self-expression. 

Tallaght Hospital’s CEO David Slevin stated “At Tallaght Hospital we take the patient experience very seriously and are keen to support programmes and initiatives that engage with patients in what can be a difficult time. Through the great work of the National Centre for Arts and Health, and the artists it supports, we are leading the way in terms of artistic engagement and expression in the hospital setting in Ireland.” 

Exhibited in conjunction with the patient’s work, is a video artwork by Deirdre Glenfield titled ‘The Waiting Room’, exploring tensions experienced by patients in the waiting room when faced with life changing health implications.  

The exhibition will run from March 8th to the 21st of April 2015 at RUA RED Cafe, Tallaght, Dublin 24. Further information is available at www.ruared.ie or https://sites.google.com/site/deirdreglenfield/ 

For further information on the arts programme at Tallaght Hospital, contact Hilary Moss, National Centre for Arts and Health, Tel: 01 414 2076 or Email: hilary.moss@amnch.ie  www.artshealthwellbeing.ie