Life Lines opens on Staff Art Wall at UHW

Drawings by Aisling McGlacken-Byrne

Aisling McGlacken-Byrne at the Staff Art Wall.

Life Lines is a fascinating collection of pencil drawings by Aisling McGlacken-Byrne, currently exhibiting on the Staff Art Wall at University Hospital Waterford (UHW). This series of drawings is filled with a richness of detail that captures the imagination. The exhibition continues until 23 November 2022. The Staff Art Wall is managed by Waterford Healing Arts Trust and aims to celebrate the creativity of staff working at UHW by providing an opportunity to display their work at the hospital. All artworks are for sale.  Further details from or 051 842664.

Aisling McGlacken-Byrne is a Doctor in the Ophthalmology Department at UHW. She has had a love of art since her childhood and has been creating fine-line pencil drawings ever since. This is her first art exhibition.  Aisling says that she loves seeing her drawings “gradually come together with every detail”.  Her favourite subjects are portraits, botanicals and figure drawing, all of which she sketches in pencil.  The portraits in this exhibition, which Aisling completed in less than two weeks, are of Aboriginal patients who she met while doing outreach ophthalmology clinics in rural Australia.

‘Untitled’, pencil & paper, 2022 by Aisling McGlacken-Byrne.

Waterford Healing Arts Trust is Ireland’s leading arts and health organisation.  Established in 1993, WHAT brings arts experiences to the bedsides of patients at University Hospital Waterford and other healthcare settings.  WHAT believes that the arts contribute to the wellbeing and vitality of society and that engaging with the arts stimulates the participant’s sense of identity and creativity.  Core funded by the Arts Council, WHAT supports the development of arts and health in Ireland and manages the national resource website


Further info: Aisling Kennedy, Waterford Healing Arts Trust /051-848006