New Artwork unveiled in the Theatre Department at University Hospital Waterford

New Artwork unveiled in the Theatre Department at University Hospital Waterford

A vibrant depiction of Waterford City Quays by photographer Tom Quilty has been unveiled in the Theatre Department at University Hospital Waterford (UHW).  Located in the Theatre Staff Tea-Room, this captivating artwork has been set within a lightbox to enhance the kaleidoscope of colours reflected in the water. A beautiful addition to the space for the staff to enjoy. Tom Quilty is a keen amateur photographer, with an L.I.P.F. distinction from the Irish Photographic Federation.  Having worked in the print industry for many years, Tom is now the Art Installer with Waterford Healing Arts, based at UHW.  Tom is also a respected fine art printer and framer. Waterford Healing Arts brings arts experiences – music, visual art, creative writing and storytelling – to the bedside of patients at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) and other healthcare settings. This extensive arts and health programme is part of Réalta, the National Body for Arts + Health in Ireland.  Réalta is core funded by the Arts Council and the HSE.  The installation of this artwork was kindly supported by Rethink...
Mural Unveiled at South East Palliative Care Centre

Mural Unveiled at South East Palliative Care Centre

A beautiful mural by visual artist Kayde has been completed on the garden wall at the South East Palliative Care Centre (SEPCC) located on the grounds of University Hospital Waterford. The mural aims to enhance the space by being calming, therapeutic and lifting spirits. With wonderful project support from The Waterford Walls Project and with special thanks to Waterford Hospice and Rethink Ireland who generously funded this work. Thank you also to the nursing team at the SEPCC who championed this project every step of the way. Our work is supported by the HSE and The Arts Council of Ireland. Waterford Healing Arts brings arts experiences – music, visual art, creative writing and storytelling – to the bedside of patients at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) and other healthcare settings.  This extensive arts and health programme promotes creativity, connection and discovery and seeks to reduce isolation, anxiety and stress for patients, family members and staff, and is delivered by professional artists in partnership with healthcare professionals.  In addition, as part of Réalta, Waterford Healing Arts offers its programmes and systems as examples of good practice, it pilots new ideas and initiatives, and this invaluable experience and insight informs Réalta’s...
In A Landscape by Eilis O’Toole on the Staff Art Wall

In A Landscape by Eilis O’Toole on the Staff Art Wall

Eilis O’Toole is a visual artist with a practice in fine art painting, who works with Waterford Healing Arts (WHA). She has exhibited widely throughout Ireland, but this is her first exhibition on the Staff Art Wall. Eilis is a familiar face on the Paediatric Ward at UHW, where she brings the Art Kart to young patients, offering them the opportunity to make art during their hospital stay. This can relieve the children of some of the worry they may be experiencing, by offering them a chance to explore, be creative and have some fun.  Eilis also delivers the Art at the Kitchen Table programme in West Waterford, supporting older people to make art in their own homes or in a studio setting. The Art Kart and Art at the Kitchen Table are programmes managed by Waterford Healing Arts. In A Landscape is an evolving series of works that provides a space for reflection and contemplation. Eilis pays attention to seemingly ordinary or insignificant moments that can disappear as easily as they appear, before you have  a chance to fully grasp them.  She explores the essence of these moments, which allows for a spontaneous drift of thought. Eilis’s process begins with walking and spending time in her local landscape. Therefore, even though these landscapes are inspired by real places, they are personal interpretations, visually influenced by particular moments, feelings or thoughts. The Staff Art Wall is an initiative of Waterford Healing Arts which aims to celebrate the creativity of staff working at UHW by providing an opportunity to display their work at the hospital. The exhibition will be on...
Staff Art Wall: Memories of Old Ireland / Seanchuimhní na h-Éireann, by Dymphna O’Herlihy

Staff Art Wall: Memories of Old Ireland / Seanchuimhní na h-Éireann, by Dymphna O’Herlihy

Memories of Old Ireland /Seanchuimhní na h-Éireann is a poignant collection of photographs by Dymphna O’Herlihy. The images give the viewer a brief look into a time long since past. The exhibition runs until 30 May 2023. Dymphna O’Herlihy is a Healthcare Assistant at University Hospital Waterford. She works on the Oncology Day Ward and at the Breast Clinic. Dymphna has a keen interest in painting and photography, and has exhibited many times on the Staff Art Wall. Dymphna says, ‘My purpose for taking these photographs is to offer a glimpse of a bygone age. It is important to remember the past and these photographs give us an idea of the lives and lifestyles of Irish people.  The photos are a good way of keeping memories alive.’ The Staff Art Wall is an initiative of Waterford Healing Arts, which aims to celebrate the creativity of staff working at UHW by providing an opportunity for staff to display their work at the hospital.  Any staff member of UHW interested in displaying their art on the Staff Art Wall is welcome to submit a proposal by contacting Waterford Healing Arts at WHA@hse.ie...