Category Archives: Artist in Residence

Teenagers in hospital explore their creativity on Year 2 of the Fireflies Project

Teenagers in hospital transitioning to adult care have been exploring their creativity and building magical worlds on Year Two of Helium Arts’ Fireflies Project which concluded this July. The project…

Temple of Treasures: Teenagers in Temple Street transform the hospital into a game environment

An urgent communication has been received from an intergalactic voyager. You must join a team of players to decipher the clues and travel between parallel dimensions in Temple Street Children’s…

Connecting with patient experience: Helium Arts workshop with UCD Nursing Students

In April 2017, Helium Arts delivered a workshop for Third Year Nursing Students participating in the Arts and Health Elective Module at UCD coordinated by artist Emma Finucane. Anna McCarthy, Helium’s…

Teens at Temple Street Hospital experiment with robots, graffiti art and gaming on the Fireflies Project

Teenagers on Helium Arts’ Fireflies project at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital are currently experimenting with robots, graffiti art, ideas of play and gaming in collaboration with resident artist Siobhán Clancy….

What’s inside the suitcase? Top tips from our Artist in Residence for packing art materials for the hospital

Everyone is always curious to know ‘what’s inside the case?!’ Siobhán Clancy, Helium’s artist in residence at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, gives her top tips on packing arts materials for…

Fireflies: New collaborators on our artist in residence project in hospitals

In 2017, Helium Arts welcomes new collaborators to the Fireflies project, an artist in residence project in hospitals which supports teenagers transitioning to adult care. Monica Flynn will be project…

Helium Arts seeks Project Manager for Fireflies Project (Maternity Leave Cover)

Helium Arts is seeking an experienced project manager to lead the Fireflies Project from the end of January 2017 to mid-June 2017. Fireflies is a 3 year artist in residence…

Cloudlands Tour: Reflections, images, panel discussion video

The Cloudlands National Tour by Helium Arts visited arts venues and hospitals across Ireland from March to June 2016, inviting audiences into the creative lives of teenagers in hospital. The artworks were developed during…

Fireflies Project for teenagers in hospital: Stories and images from Year One

Fireflies is a three year (2015-2018) artist-in-residence project for teenagers in hospital which investigates how the arts can support transition to adult care by promoting independence, decision making skills, communication…

Aer Lingus screening Cloudlands documentary

Aer Lingus is screening the Cloudlands documentary by Siobhan Perry on all transatlantic flights between 1 June – 31 July 2016. The Cloudlands project was part of Helium’s artist in residence…

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