Find the Butterfly, Find the Bee, a series of prints by John Conway has opened at University Hospital Waterford as part of the Well Festival of Arts & Wellbeing 2023. The exhibition runs until April 2023.
This colourful collection of nine risographic prints is inspired by snippets of conversations with paediatric healthcare staff from Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) about the role of art in their workplace (Temple Street, Crumlin and Tallaght Children’s hospitals).
The collection of works offers a rare insight into life in the paediatric lane. While presented in a playful way, each statement intrigues, prompting the viewer to want to delve a little deeper to discover the story underneath. All prints are for sale at €100 unframed or €150 framed.
Find the Butterfly, Find the Bee was originally part of a project by John Conway with healthcare staff entitled Our Stories, commissioned by CHI, with additional support from Dublin City Council Culture Company. This exhibition is part of the Well Festival of Arts & Wellbeing 2023, presented by Waterford Healing Arts, Garter Lane Arts Centre and Waterford City and County Library Service.
The Well Festival celebrates all the ways the arts help us to feel good and is kindly funded by the Arts Council, the HSE and Waterford City and County Council, with additional support from Sanofi. See www.wellwaterford.com
John Conway is a visual artist based in Rua Red South Dublin Arts Centre. His work is characterised by innovative multi-disciplinary projects, and sophisticated solo and participatory artworks produced in response to sensitive, challenging, or novel contexts.