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Cloudlands Tour: Next Stop Waterford

The Cloudlands National Tour by Helium Arts, exploring the creative lives of teenagers in hospital, continues to Waterford this March at Garter Lane Arts Centre and University Hospital Waterford.

Mary Grehan, Arts Director of the Waterford Healing Arts Trust, will launch Cloudlands in Garter Lane on Thursday 31 March 2016 at 6pm and all are welcome.

Cloudlands features artwork developed by artists Rachel Tynan and Eszter Némethi with teenagers in Temple Street Children’s University Hospital and Cork University Hospital, exploring themes of alternate realities, escape and hidden stories.

Teenagers in Temple Street worked with artist Rachel Tynan to develop the ‘Titans’, an interactive installation formed through a family of beautiful wooden figures. As the figures are moved into different combinations, they reveal sound recordings of the teenagers’ stories, from a Star Lady who heals to a transforming cheeky Faun. The ‘Titans’ will tour to Garter Lane Arts Centre.

Cloudlands National Tour. Titans.

Cloudlands National Tour. Titans 2.






‘Radio/Silence’, developed by artist Eszter Némethi and teenagers in Cork University Hospital, is an interactive radio game that alters the hospital environment for the listener. Using mobile phones, listeners can help the characters save the world from an evil doctor intent on spreading silence. This radio game will tour to teenagers in University Hospital Waterford in partnership with the Waterford Healing Arts Trust and will also be available to access at Garter Lane Arts Centre.

Radio-Silence at Galway Arts Centre by Eszter Nemethi and teenagers at CUH

Cloudlands launch Galway 8







The Cloudlands project was developed by Helium Arts as an artist residency programme and has been running since 2013, connecting artists with teenagers in hospital through collaborative projects.

Cloudlands will continue at Garter Lane and UHW until 9 April 2016.

The Cloudlands National Tour is visiting arts venues and hospitals across Ireland until June 2016. Cloudlands is accompanied by a series of free events for artists, schools and medical students at participating arts venues. For tour information visit

The Cloudlands National Tour is funded by an Arts Council of Ireland Touring and Dissemination of Work Award.

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