Staff Art Wall Exhib

Frozen Forests exhibition warms hearts at UHW 

Frozen Forests, an exhibition of photographs by Eileen Reid, has opened on the Staff Art Wall at University Hospital Waterford (UHW).  A stunning collection, produced over the course of two winters, Frozen Forests reveals delicate patterns and changes in nature through the seasons.  This exhibition continues until 27 August.  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.  Further details are available from 051 842664.

A native of Leitrim, Eileen Reid is the Music Co-ordinator with Waterford Healing Arts Trust and a freelance photographer based in Waterford.  Eileen’s photography has featured in group exhibitions at the Theatre Royal and Tramore Coastguard Cultural Centre, Waterford, as part of the Members Exhibition at GOMA Waterford, and the ArtSource exhibition at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) 2018.  Her work was also a highlight of The Book Centre 2018 calendar in aid of the Touching Hearts charity.

Featuring unique impressions of tiny ice formations, Frozen Forests demonstrates Eileen’s remarkable awareness of nature, attention to detail and technical skill in capturing such breathtaking, transient moments.  Eileen explains “I love working with nature and using my camera to try to capture the beauty around us that is changing all the time.  These works were created by chance, and can never be recreated exactly the same again.  That’s the challenge and the beauty of working this way.”

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.  WHAT supports the development of arts and health in Ireland and manages the national resource website