Sky’s the limit for arty hot-air balloon designs

By Brendan Grehan

Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) is delighted to announce the launch of a collaborative arts project called The Sky’s The Limit that will see an art installation of over 25 Hot Air Model Balloons installed in the Hospital Atrium in 2019.

The project begins by inviting patients, staff and members of the Tallaght Community to get involved in a colouring competition to create bright, bold and beautiful hot-air balloon designs.

facebook Linked Image Baloon arts project 2 july 2018finalThis presents a wonderful opportunity to engage in a creative arts, health and wellbeing project with professional artists.

The Colouring Competition runs from August 2 to September 14 and is open to all ages.

Entry forms are available by download from the TUH Website or a printed copy is available from the Volunteer Coffee Shop or the Main Atrium Reception Desk in TUH.

The selected winning balloon designs will be on view in the Hospital Volunteer Coffee Shop on Culture Night (September 21) when the Arts Team will facilitate a demonstration workshop from 4.30pm to 7.30pm transforming a plain white model balloon into a stunning array of colours.

From September to December the Arts Team will work with Hospital inpatients through the Hospital Arts Programme, run workshops in TUH for Hospital staff and run a series of Community workshops in RUA RED Art Centre for all other participants (dates for workshops will be released on Culture Night 21/09/2018 and will advertised on the TUH website).

The Arts Team will complete the final stage of assembling the balloons, editing, layout and site installation scheduled for Spring 2019.

The Sky’s The Limit project is kindly funded by the Meath Foundation, supported by TUH, facilitated by lead Artist Lucia Barnes and the Arts Team, co-ordinated by Arts Officer, Alison Baker Kerrigan through the National Centre for Arts and Health (NCAH) and partnered by local organisations.

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