Public Art and Health Care Settings

Through the per cent for art scheme the health sector has become an important commissioner of artworks and art projects in Ireland. Commissioned artists are encouraged to respond to issues of health and recovery in insightful and sensitive ways. Art projects in hospitals and health care settings often actively involve the participation of staff and patients.

Selected examples:

The Lost Children - Marie Brett

The Family Portrait - Debbie Chapman

SKY 1-32 - Michael Durand

Subaquatic Dublin - Paul Gregg

Life Blood – Cathy Henderson

Open Window/A Clinically Useful Artwork? - Denis Roche

Pathway- Catherine Fanning and Brigitta Varadi



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