The Collection: Cork University Hospital Art Collection
Last week I received my copy of The Collection: Art Donated To Cork University Hospital. My painting Volume V, part of the original 70 art works, now at 260 and growing, donated to the collection in 1998, is included.
It’s on page 87 by the way, and it’s nice to get an mention in the introduction alongside Amanda Coogan.
“The art works provide solace and comfort to many patients and visitors in the hospital and this catalogue is an important record of these art works” – J.A. McNamara, CEO of CUH.
The Collection book was launched by actor Jeremy Irons back in August 2017.
“The Hospital believes in the importance of art for the well-being of all our patients. The underlying significance of this collection is a belief in the healing power of art and the ability to improve the experience of people attending the hospital, especially to those going through great stress and personal crisis.” – Hotpress Magazine
The Collection includes work by Katherine Boucher Beug, Dorothy Cross, William Crozier, John Minihan, Sarah Walker, Sean Keating and more.
At first my painting, Volume V, was hanging down by the X-Ray department. Later I heard it had been moved up to the ‘Psyche’ Department. It’s three and a half foot (width) by four and a half foot (height) and contains a homage to Degas’, and as my old friend Jim called her ‘Tra La La At The Circus’.
You’ll find it.In the halls or in the book.
Did you order a copy or two yet?
My copy took just over a week to arrive, with great quality reproductions and work putting this together by the team.
In other news:
I’ve been invited to contribute to an exhibition coming soon.
More details and invitations will be sent out via my new Based On Real Events mailing list which has a bonus for the First 50 to sign-up. See below.
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