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Latest news from the Cloudlands project for teens in hospital

There have been lots of exciting developments on Cloudlands Year 3 over the last few months. Cloudlands connects artists and teenagers living with chronic illnesses through collaborative projects and is taking place this year in Temple Street Children’s University Hospital with artist Rachel Tynan and Cork University Hospital with artist Eszter Nemethi.

Artist Development Day on 30th March 2015 
The Cloudlands team had a very productive development day on 30th March with mentors Katy Fitzpatrick and Tom Swift and creative technologist Mark Linnane. Plans are coming together for two exciting end of year pieces. Eszter Némethi’s interactive radio play will be broadcasting in Cork University Hospital at the end of May and Rachel Tynan’s “Titans” will be visiting Temple Street Hospital in June. All will be revealed shortly!

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Cloudlands Development Day 30 March 2015






Cloudlands Documentary Screening 
Helium’s documentary film on Cloudlands, directed by filmmaker Siobhan Perry, will have its premiere in June. The film has been made possible through a documentation bursary from We look forward to sharing insights into the project and the impact it’s had on participants. Stay tuned for more details!

Cloudlands Documentary 1

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Cloudlands Documentary 2







Katy Fitzpatrick interviews Cloudlands Dublin artist Rachel Tynan for
Great insights from Rachel on the project, her artistic process and the role of artist in residence:













BNP Paribas Artist Portrait Film of Rachel Tynan
Check out this wonderful film portrait of Rachel Tynan, Cloudlands Dublin artist in residence. This film was commissioned by the BNP Paribas Foundation, who fund Helium’s Cloudlands Dublin project through their Smart Start programme. Rachel and Helium also made it into the pages of French Elle! ‪#‎30ansFondationBNPP‬

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Artwork and Stories from Cloudlands Cork

The invisible clown


Our latest blog post on Cloudlands Cork features a selection of artwork, process pieces and stories from Eszter’s residency.

Featured image: “The story of the invisible clown” by an 11 year old girl in collaboration with Eszter







June 2015: Artwork installation at Temple Street  

'Will o the wisp' tree

‘Will o the wisp’ tree



Rachel Tynan has been busy this spring prepping for a final installation at the hospital in collaboration with young participants on the project. A selection of Rachel’s preparatory artwork for the installation can be viewed here. All will be unveiled this June…








The Sundreams Quilt
Sundreams, a collaborative work created by Cloudlands Dublin participants in 2014, is a tapestry with embedded sound sensors. Sundreams was framed and hung in the main hallway of Temple Street Hospital in April 2015 where it will remain on permanent display.

Sundreams Quilt

Sundreams Quilt






Sundreams Quilt






Sundreams Quilt

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