Press Release

Press Release

Wishbone, Backbone, Funnybone, an exhibition of drawings by Katie Bolton, Graduate of the Crawford College of Fine Art and current student of Nursing at UCC  will be opened at the Jennings Gallery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, Cork on November 30th at 6pm by the Cork legendary musician/songwriter  Hank Wedel.

In a pioneering drive to integrate healthcare education with the arts, the College of Medicine and Health is opening its doors to welcome engagement with all aspects of arts practice. The recent decision to introduce arts programs into core student curriculum across all five schools is groundbreaking in the Irish university sector. It highlights the value of the arts to society, it will have a wide impact on sustaining healthcare professionals and it will improve healthcare to the patient as a consequence.

A deep thinker, Katie Bolton has delivered a powerful message about life in this exhibition which is all at once quirky and humorous yet profound in its subtle depiction of relationship. Solitary as the characters seem, as one penetrates further camaraderie is discovered. Time stands still as captivating stories are revealed that belie an initial impression of simplicity.

In life, Katie places high store in the importance of a plan, of ambition and of a sense of humour. Her intriguing portrayal of these themes will delight the viewer and no doubt catalyse much reflection.

UCC graduate of History and Economics, Hank Wedel is best known for his work with rock bands “Princes Street”, “Open Kitchen” and Small Town Talk and  has played everywhere from the top of the Empire state building in his native N.Y.C. to the shadows of Maidens tower in Baku Azerbaijan

He has made many television and radio appearances and has worked and appeared with an impressive cast including Kila, Bono, Declan Sinnott, Shane McGowan and The Kinks. Of his many recorded songs, ‘Listen’ became the title track of a recent 2009 Christy Moore cd.

The exhibition will run from November 30th to January 6th 2012 inclusive.

For further information please contact:

Caroline at jenningsgallery@ucc.ieTel 021 420 5313

Marie McSweeney, Press Officer,

University College Cork email (T) 021 490 2371

The Jennings Gallery

Áiléar Jennings

College of Medicine and Health, Brookfield Health and Science Complex, College Rd, UCC