Dragon’s Tail Workshop with Marie Brett: A workshop for everyone, no artistic experience required

As part of the Well Festival of Arts & Wellbeing 2024, artist Marie Brett with host an art-making workshop inspired by her exhibition, Dragon’s Tail which is currently showing in two locations at University Hospital Waterford.

Dragon’s Tail is an enchanted fairytale meets frenzied carnival in this series of ambitious folk-myth artworks exploring how electromagnetic energy fields affect human health.  Fusing fact and fiction, the exhibition consists of a film, a series of intaglio prints and photographs, poetic texts and large, wearable animal effigies made from willow and steel, each depicting key characters from the Dragon’s Tail folk-myth: the hare, the wolf, the deer and the raven.  This compelling artwork offers beautiful evocative visuals and atmospheric sound, and contributes critical new thinking on humanity’s significant global wellness issues.

Visual artist Marie Brett works across film, immersive multi-media installation, print, book and live event, with artworks presented in gallery and temporary off-site contexts.  Conceptually her work is about profound human experiences, often involving trauma, ill-health or varied forms of loss and/or injustice.  Marie’s socially engaged practice is rooted in health and community care contexts.

Workshop Venue: Réalta/Waterford Healing Arts Centre for Arts + Health, University Hospital Waterford, Dunmore Road, Waterford, X91 ER8E
Date: Fri 16 Feb, 1pm – 2:30pm
Workshop fee: Free
To book: wha@hse.ie / 051 842664 / eventbrite 
Places limited – advance booking essential

See also www.wellwaterford.com for the full festival programme