Blackstack Studio members were invited by St. Luke’s General Hospital to create a series of prints for display and this exhibition was made possible thanks to the support of Edelle Nolan, Arts & Health Coordinator, St. Luke’s General Hospital, Lynda Phelan, Studio Manager, Blackstack Studio, Kilkenny County Council & Kilkenny Arts Office. At the close of the exhibition, Blackstack Studio will present all their prints to St. Luke’s Permanent Collection.
CUREkenny is the first Festival of Arts for Health & Wellbeing in St. Luke’s General Hospital, Kilkenny (SLGHK). Curated by the Arts Department at SLGHK, the festival is taking place throughout the month of August 2017 and includes events for patients, staff, visitors and the general public.
The programme includes seven exhibitions:
KCAT studio artists, featuring Sinead Fahey
Kilkenny Photographic Society
‘Shine like golden light’ by Sian Brophy
Staff artists Frank O’Dwyer, Judy Bridgeman and Rahul K Pavithran
Pop up music events in the Main Concourse
‘Write Chancer!’: A spoken word event on 14 August with several guests including Surgeon Paul Balfe from SLGHK, an Irish Times Hennessy New Irish Writing award winner for his poetry in September 2015
Guided Meditation and Relaxation for staff every Wednesday in August
Organised walks from SLGHK to arts and heritage destinations every Thursday in August.
The Festival will be launched by representatives from Healthy Ireland on 10 August at 5pm in the Main Concourse of SLGHK. All are welcome.