Art4Knowledge Exhibition Opens at the Jennings Gallery on 28th June
We're excited to announce the opening of our #Art4Knowledge exhibition at the College of Medicine and Health's Jennings Gallery in UCC on 28th June. This exhibition will feature artworks produced by participants in our Art4Knowledge art therapy workshop series in collaboration with MTU Crawford College of Art and Design.
Funded by the Health Research Board (HRB) through a Knowledge Translation Award, from January to June 2023 the first Art4Knowledge Art Therapy Workshop Series was facilitated by the UCC Cancer Trials Group (UCC CTG) in collaboration with Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork. It offered an art therapy intervention to patients with/beyond a cancer diagnosis, families of patients with/beyond cancer, and UCC CTG clinical trials teams. Participants were encouraged to reflect on their own experiences, perceptions, and feelings around receiving cancer care and participation in clinical trials (patients/families), and the provision of cancer care (clinical trials teams), which were communicated to each other using creative media. This exhibition at the Jennings Gallery in UCC now showcases some of the artworks produced by participants in the workshops.
Art4Knowledge was designed to facilitate those affected by cancer and those working in cancer care to communicate experiences often difficult to put into words. This project is about breaking down barriers between patients with cancer, their families and clinical trials teams, and building bridges of communication within cancer care. The exhibition has been curated by Shelly O'Connor and Julie Horgan, Student Art Therapy Facilitators at the Crawford College. The opening reception includes a curator/facilitator talk and a brief introduction to clinical trials by Dr Deirdre O'Mahony, UCC CTG Principal Investigaor at Cancer Trials Cork at Bon Secours Cork Cancer Centre.
Refreshments will be served. Register to attend at http://bit.ly/3ISiT4b.
5:30pm Welcome & Exhibition Viewing
6:00pm Presentation by Shelly O'Connor & Julie Horgan, Curators and Student Workshop Facilitators
6:15pm Introduction to Clinical Trials
6:30pm Q&A Session
6:50pm Refreshments & Exhibition Viewing
The Art4Knowledge exhibition will be open to the public in the Jennings Gallery until 26th July.