A Better Place: Open Call for Artists

Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) has announced an Open Call to artists based in Ireland to submit proposals for an exhibition entitled A Better Place, to take place at University Hospital Waterford later this year.

This annual exhibition, curated by WHAT, aims to use original artworks to make UHW a better place for all: patients, visitors and staff.  The closing date to submit proposals is Monday 5 March 2018 at 2pm. a better place 2018 eflier

Now in its third year, A Better Place has grown each year, with 43 entries received in 2017.  Artists are invited to submit two samples of their work to be considered and voted on for a full solo exhibition.  These samples will be displayed at the hospital for a period of four weeks and all who view them will have an opportunity to submit their vote via a voting card.  Artists are not identified during the selection process.

Announcing details of the Open Call, Claire Meaney, Acting Arts Director of Waterford Healing Arts Trust, said “We curate a lively programme of temporary exhibitions which offer patients, staff and visitors opportunities to access diverse contemporary art. The exhibitions are important also as they help to lift people’s spirits during what can be a difficult time and they change conversations: they prompt new exchanges between patients, staff members and visitors that are beyond the medical context of a person’s illness”. She added “People are encouraged to vote for a work not just for its aesthetic quality, but also for its positive impact, primarily on patients, within the hospital setting”.

A Better Place is generously supported by the Arts Council. The exhibition will be on view from June to August 2018.  Click file below for full details of the Open Call and how to submit  or contact WHAT at 051-842664 / WHAT@hse.ie
A Better Place Open Call