5 Sept 2013 - Occupation: Awakening to the Everyday

Occupation: Awakening to the Everyday, Jennings Gallery, UCC

First Year [2012 ·2013] Occupational Therapy students’ exhibition of prints and textiles

The Jennings Gallery opened‘Occupation: Awakening to the Everyday’ an exhibition of prints and textiles by first year Occupational Therapy students at 4pm, Thursday 5th September 2013.

The exhibition, organised by the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy is the culmination of six weeks of work by students. Working in tandem with Cork Printmakers and Frances Leach of Cork Textiles Network, The students were invited to respond to a piece taken from the 2006 Eleanor Clarke Slagle lecture delivered by Dr. Betty Hasselkus. This year’s exhibition will be opened by Distinguished Professor Emeritus Elizabeth Yerxa, EdD, FAOTA(University of Southern California).

The first year of the Occupational Therapy [OT] undergraduate course at UCC focuses on occupation and health. Each year, these students also have the experience of ‘doing’ creative activities with a designated theme to explore, which reflects the philosophy and content of the year one curriculum. There is a long history of the use of art, craft and creative activities in Occupational Therapy, going back to the foundation of the profession with an understanding of the power of occupation and the harnessing of people’s creative energy.

‘Occupation: Awakening to the Everyday’, is also the chosen theme for the international Occupational Science symposium hosted by UCC this September to mark the 10th birthday of the Occupational Therapy programme here at UCC.

The exhibition will run from 5th September – 17th October 2013 inclusive.

For further information please contact:
Áine Murphy
Email: jenningsgallery@ucc.ie
Tel: 021 4901571

All welcome to attend the opening of Occupation: Awakening to the Everyday at 4pm, Thursday 5th September 2013 in the Jennings Gallery, 1st Floor, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC.

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