Helium Arts gives sick children respite through the arts

Cloudlands Panel Discussion: Cloudlands was a three-year artist residency project for teenagers in hospital. This panel discussion at The LAB chaired by Annette Moloney explores the very rich process which the artists engaged in with patients and brings together the views of artists and medical practitioners on the value of the arts in healthcare contexts.

Panel: Rachel Tynan (artist, Temple Street), Eszter Némethi (artist, CUH), Dr Emma Curtis (Medical Director, National Paediatric Hospital Development Board) Marie Brett (artist), Aideen Barry (artist)

Helium’s Impact in 2014

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SpiralOrchard found that children on the Puppet Portal Project were happier and less bored as a result of taking part and that the puppetry reduced their sense of alienation in hospital.
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