Art Kart

Photosby HOBM 14.11.11 (23)‘The transformation from a child crying with pain, to a happy cheerful child was amazing.’ – Parent

The Art Kart is a brightly-coloured converted medicine trolley which brings art materials to patients in the paediatric and psychiatric units of University Hospital Waterford. These sessions with patients are led by an artist-facilitator and have proven invaluable in enabling patients to develop their own creative resources at times of anxiety, worry and isolation.

In the Paediatric Ward, children make art with our visual artist twice a week and have the opportunity to display their work in colourful frames located on the ward.  We are currently (summer 2021) seeking to recruit a new artist for this role. Click here for further info