University Hospital Galway

Address: Newcastle Road
Phone: 0868456773
Website: www.artsandhealth.ie
Email: info@tulcafestival.com

Opening Hours: All day every day
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible
Parking: Pay & Display

Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust aims to explore the role of the arts in the promotion of healing  and wellbeing through a multi-disciplinary arts programme in order to promote greater links between the hospital and the community. We will promote high quality, creative programming with artists and the arts community as a means of empowering the hospital community to express themselves creatively, improve their quality of life and bring about positive changes in the hospital environment and the wellbeing of the hospital community.

TULCA is delighted to continue its collaboration with Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust. This collaboration allows us to bring the festival to a substantial audience, in a non-arts setting. We’re very pleased that this year there are two TULCA projects being supported by the Arts Trust.

Miranda Blennerhassett’s mural GUH is a major new permanent piece in the corridor of the Endoscopy Unit, on the 4th floor of the main hospital building. When selecting permanent works for the hospital setting the Arts Trust considers the environment and the people inhabiting the space. As Miranda says, “I see the act of ornamenting one’s surroundings as a benevolent creative statement. There is an inherent generosity in the act of ornamenting that makes explicit a care and regard for our surroundings: consideration for our environment implies a consideration for those within it.”

Jane Butler  Planning for the Unconscious – has been removed due to operational issues.