Waterford Healing Arts Trust, May 2019

Mental Health Narrative Project – Open Call for Writers


Writers are invited to apply to be part of a research team exploring human rights and recovery for those living in supported community houses. Information session at the WHAT Centre for Arts and Health, UHW, Wed 1 May at 2pm. Booking essential. Read More Here

David Nolan & Johnny Dunphy, Healing Sounds in the Foyer, Monday 20th May, 1:15pm


Join us for some lunchtime tunes with David Nolan and Johnny Dunphy. Presented as part of our Healing Sounds in the Foyer programme, kindly sponsored by AIB Ardkeen.
Adm free, all welcome.

Healing Sounds on the Wards


Bringing live music to the wards at UHW: Tuesday 7th May, 7pm – 8:30pm Renal Dialysis & Medical Ward 4
Musicians: Liam Merriman & Alan Browne

Monday 13th May, 3pm – 4:30pm, Medical Wards 3 & 5
Musicians: Eoin O’ Meachair & Michelle Haberlin

Monday 21st May, 7pm-8:30pm, Renal Dialysis & Medical Ward 4
Musicians: Liam Merriman & Liam Kavanagh

Healing Sounds on the Wards is funded by the Arts Council and the National Lottery Good Causes Fund.
Open Gallery: Dementia Friendly Art Project – Thursday 9th May, 2.30pm, WHAT Centre for Arts & Health


This art project invites people living with dementia, and their families/carers, to join us to look at and chat about paintings from the UHW art collection in a welcoming space. Sessions take place on the wards for patients at UHW and in the WHAT Centre for people living in the community. All welcome. No experience needed – just an interest in art or in trying something new.
Next ward session: Thursday 2nd May, Medical 5 (for patients on Medical 5 and their families/carers)
Next community session: Thursday 9th May, 2.30pm, WHAT Centre for Arts & Health, for people living with dementia in the community. Adm free but please book as places are limited: 051 842664 /
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Exhibitions at UHW

A Better Place 2019 – Artist Selected


Congratulations to artist Deirdre Dunne whose paintings were selected by public vote for this year’s A Better Place solo exhibition at UHW, to open in June. The exhibition will continue over the summer. More details to follow…


Staff Art Wall – Lilian O’Neill: Beloved,  Friday 3rd May – Friday 28th June


A beautiful exhibition of floral watercolours by the late Lilian O’Neill. More Info


Open Call | Staff Art Wall


Have you an artistic talent hidden away?!
The Staff Art Wall is an initiative which aims to celebrate the creativity of HSE staff by providing an opportunity to display your work at the hospital.
If you’re a staff member keen to exhibit your paintings, photographs or other artwork, please contact Amy or Stefanie at WHAT, ext. 2664 /

For more information, please email or phone 051 842 664. Members of WHAT get a 20% reduction on workshop fees. Membership costs €10 per annum.


Waterford Healing Arts Trust, University Hospital Waterford, Dunmore Road, Waterford
Tel. 051 842 664

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