For healthcare staff

Dr Aisling McGlacken-Byrne with her exhibition ‘Lifelines’ on the Staff Art Wall (Oct-Nov 2022)

Staff Art Wall

The Staff Art Wall is an exhibition programme which aims to celebrate the creativity of staff working at University Hospital Waterford by providing an opportunity to display their work at the hospital.  The Staff Art Wall is located on the busy post-room corridor at the hospital, ensuring high visibility for each of the exhibitions.  Each collection remains on view for a season of two months duration and all artworks are usually for sale.  Many of those who exhibit are sharing their creative work publicly for the first time, while others are more regular exhibitors, and participating staff come from all areas of the hospital.

If you’re a member of HSE staff and would like to exhibit your work as part of the Staff Art Wall please contact WHAT on 051-842664 or email

Artist in Residence

Have you ever wanted to press pause on your busy life?  Take a little creative time out?  Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) is delighted to announce that artist Catarina Araújo has been selected as the WHAT Artist in Residence for 2022.  Through her project Pause || Play, Catarina will offer staff of University Hospital Waterford (UHW), the opportunity to take some creative time out from their busy lives.  The Artist in Residence scheme is funded by the Arts Council.  .



Summer Programme

bugEvery summer, WHAT hosts a week-long summer arts camp for children of HSE staff.  Located in the WHAT Centre on the grounds of UHW, this summer programme is led by a professional artist and is based on the participants having fun, being creative and trying something new.  Artworks produced are showcased for parents/families at the end of the week and are available for the children to take home.







Staff workshops

Autumn is the time for signing up to new experiences and putting those long, dark nights to use. Every autumn, WHAT hosts an evening programme of visual art and/or creative writing workshops for HSE staff in the WHAT Centre. No experience is necessary. Just bring along an open heart and mind.