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Cloudlands Tour is coming to Cork this April

The Cloudlands National Tour, exploring the creative lives of teenagers in hospital, continues to Cork from 22 to 28 April 2016 at The Atrium, Cork City Hall and Cork University Hospital. 

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.

Panel Discussion
A discussion on the work and the value of the arts within hospital settings chaired by Annette Moloney, socially engaged curator and collaborator, will take place on Friday 22 April 2016  at 5.30pm in The Atrium, Cork City Hall. The panel includes artists Eszter Némethi and Rachel Tynan, Cardiologist Dr. Carl Vaughan (Mercy University Hospital) and Play Specialist Anne Olney (Cork University Hospital).


Jean Brennan, Arts Officer at Cork City Council, will launch Cloudlands in The Atrium at 6.30pm.
All are welcome at the launch and discussion event.

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 Cork City Hall.

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‘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. First broadcast on CUH radio in 2015, ‘Radio/Silence’ is coming back to Cork University Hospital to engage more of the teenage population and the game will also be available for the public to access at Cork City Hall.

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Cork City Hall
Anglesea Street, Cork
Opening Times: Monday – Friday, 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

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.

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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