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Dublin Open Studio at IMMA for children with long-term health conditions

A place to make art and meet friends 

Children aged 9-12 with long-term health conditions are invited to join Helium’s new Open Studio art programme in Dublin. Once a month, you will have the opportunity to connect and get creative in the fantastic Irish Museum of Modern Art. Explore new creative skills and materials, get inspired by IMMA’s exhibitions, and make art together in a relaxed environment. The Dublin Open Studio is led by visual artist Ciara Harrison and supported by medical professionals. 


Saturday 19 October 

Saturday 16 November 

Saturday 7 December 

Saturday 18 January 

Saturday 8 February 

Saturday 14 March 




Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8, D08 FW31


  • Open Studio programme is free
  • On-site medical support provided 
  • No experience necessary 
  • Materials provided 


To REGISTER email or phone 044-9396960

Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. 


Ciara Harrison is a visual artist and arts facilitator based in Dublin. Ciara has worked with children and young people in schools, communities and health settings. In 2017, Ciara was Artist in Residence with the Waterford Healing Arts Trust based in University Hospital Waterford. She is currently Helium’s Dublin Creative Associate, collaborating with children on a variety of projects across the Leinster region. Ciara graduated from the National College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Design in Textiles (2011) and an MA in Design History and Material Culture (2016).


Helium Arts’ Dublin Open Studio is produced in partnership with the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). The Dublin Open Studio is funded by the Arts Council, the HSE through the National Lottery, the Community Foundation for Ireland and the Hospital Saturday Fund. 

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