Public Art and Health Care Settings
Through the per cent for art scheme the health sector has become an important commissioner of artworks and art projects in Ireland. Commissioned artists are encouraged to respond to issues of health and recovery in insightful and sensitive ways. Art projects in hospitals and health care settings often actively involve the participation of staff and patients.
The Lost Children - Marie Brett
The Family Portrait - Debbie Chapman
SKY 1-32 - Michael Durand
Subaquatic Dublin - Paul Gregg
Life Blood – Cathy Henderson
Open Window/A Clinically Useful Artwork? - Denis Roche
Greystones Educate Together National School appointed a voluntary committee with relevant expertise to oversee the per cent for art commissioning process. An external curator, Máire Davey, was appointed specifically for her expertise in working in a highly collaborative way as meaningful involvement from the students and school was viewed as central to the process. The procurement route chosen was limited invited competition.