Friday, May 05, 2006

May SEED salon: A Clinically Useful Artwork? – The Open Window Project

Wednesday May 10, 7pm at the Odessa Club (above The Odessa Restaurant, at 13 Dame Court, Dublin 2). Voluntary contribution: 5 Euro.

The Open Window Project is a novel art intervention which is taking place in The National Stem Cell Transplant Unit, St.James Hospital Dublin. Patients who are being treated for leukaemia are given access to a selection of contemporary artworks which may help them to deal with having a life-threatening illness. The impact of the intervention and the art practice is being researched concurrently by Catherine McCabe of Trinitiy College Dublin and Denis Roche of NCAD.

Prof. SHAUN MCCANN is professor of Haematology in St.James Hospital/Trinity College and Director of the National Stem Cell Transplant Programme. DENIS ROCHE is an artist and composer. He is a member of the Artists Panel of IMMA and is currently conducting a masters by research in NCAD. His sound work has been exhibited in the Temple Bar ‘Diversions’ Festival and he has performed in the ‘Meet in Beijing’ Festival as part of the China Ireland Cultural Exchange 2004. CATHERINE MCCABE qualified as a nurse in 1988 and worked in surgical and emergency nursing for the following 5 years. In 2004, She was awarded a Research Fellowship and is currently a PhD Student at Trinity College, School of Nursing and Midwifery and researcher on the 'Open Window' Study. FRAN HEGARTY is a Senior Physicist in the Medical Physics & Bioengineering Department, St James’s Hospital. He has over twenty years experience supporting the application of technology at the point of care and has worked in a number of leading hospitals in Dublin and abroad. He is also an accomplished musician, music producer and composer of new music.


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