A showcase of artwork by young people with Cystic Fibrosis

Waterford Healing Arts Trust will host a special artwork showcase on Wednesday 29 May. Seven Summer Stars are a group of young teenagers with Cystic Fibrosis who have been making art and connecting creatively since March 2019 as part of Helium Arts’ pilot online art programme. The programme is led by artist Rachel Tynan with the support of An Cosán Virtual Community College.

At the showcase there will be an opportunity to learn about how the young artists engaged with the project and how the online technology supported the creative process in conversation with Rachel Tynan (project artist), Shane Regan (educational technologist, An Cosán VCC) and Emma Eager (project manager, Helium Arts). This will happen over tea and cake in the comfy surroundings of the WHAT conservatory.  All are welcome.

Seven Summer Stars is produced by Helium Arts in partnership with Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, the Irish Museum of Modern Art and Waterford Healing Arts Trust. The programme is supported by the Arts Council, the Ireland Funds, Dublin City Council, and the Health Services Staffs Credit Union.

Venue:  WHAT Centre for Arts & Health, University Hospital Waterford, Dunmore Road, Waterford

Time: 6pm
RSVP: Emma at Helium Arts by Friday 24 May: communications@helium.ie

Helium Arts is an award-winning charity supporting the social and emotional needs of children facing long-term medical conditions through arts-based creative projects in hospital, community and public settings. To find out more about the work of Helium Arts visit helium.ie