Rock Face – exhibition on view until December
Featuring an eclectic collection of hag stones found on beach walks in County Waterford, Rock Face by Adrian Crellin is on display on the Staff Art Wall at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) and continues until 20 December.
Hag stones are rocks that contain naturally occurring holes. They are said to be spiritual, a gateway to the fairy world, and are sometimes used to ward off evil spirits or prevent nightmares. They have also been used in fertility spells, to ward off ghosts or to protect livestock and property.
Adrian Crellin is a Clinical Nurse Manager on Medical Ward 4. His collection of photographs from the Isle of Man was exhibited on the Staff Art Wall at UHW in 2016. With this new exhibition, Adrian explains “I wanted to do something different, which was both a bit of fun and quirky, but also to let people use their imagination. I have given each picture a different name as to what I see, but the question I ask is ‘What does your inner child see?’”