Studio+ Art with Health and Wel-lbeing - Reading List
The arts and dementia: Emerging directions for theory, research and practice http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1471301218772972
As part of the 1916 East Rising commemorations in Ireland, Clive Parkinson was invited to
share the development and context to the Manifesto for Arts & Health at the inaugural Arts
and Health Check Up Check In event. This is a transcript of his presentation.
Context:Arts and health
Rosie Goan reflects on the growing international trend towards the presentation of
projects rooted in arts and health practice at festivals.
A peer reviewed perspective on aesthetic deprivation in clinical settings
Author:Des O’Neill, Hilary Moss
This text is from a talk given by Mary Ruth Walsh at the opening of the Body Conscious
exhibition at Waterford Regional Hospital in June 2012.
Author:Mary Ruth Walsh
Acute Hospital, Exhibition
An artist’s perspective on arts and health.
Comparing the role of an arts therapist to the role of an artist working in an arts and
Author:Ed Kuczaj, John McHarg, Marie Brett
Context:Art Therapy, Artist
A conference paper considering varying approaches to curating contemporary art in acute
A report revealing that engaging with the arts and culture generally has a positive longterm
effect on health and wellbeing.
Publisher:Clive Parkinson Arts for Health Manchester Metropolitan University
Context:Arts and health
An investigation exploring tensions that arise in confidentiality, decision making and
consent within an arts and health context.
Arts and health
Over 59 million workers are employed in the healthcare sector globally, with a daily risk of
being exposed to a complex variety of health and safety hazards. The purpose of this study
was to investigate the impact of arts activity on the well-being of nursing staff.
Jūratė Macijauskienė, Simona Karpavičiūtė
International Journal for Environmental Research in Public Health 2016
Beauchemin, K. and Hays, P. (1996) Sunny hospital rooms expedite recovery from severe and
refractory depressions, Journal of Affective Disorders, 40, 49-51.
Hodges, H., Keeley, A.C., Grier, E. (2001) Masterworks of art and chronic illness experiences in
the elderly. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 36(3), 389-398.
Homicki B., and Joyce E. (2004) Art Illuminates Patients' Experience at the Massachusetts
General Hospital Cancer Center, the Oncologist 9, 111-114.
Ulrich, R. (1984) View Through a Window May Influence Recovery from Surgery, Science, 224,
Ulrich R. (1992) How design impacts wellness, Healthcare Forum Journal, 35, 5, 20-25.
Weber. David (1995) Environments that heal. The Healthcare Forum Journal: 38: 2, 42-46.
OPINIONS ON ASPECTS OF ARTS AND HEALTH PRACTICE FROM A RANGE OF PERSPECTIVES
Klaus Unger, a retired architect, has been a frequent patient in hospital over the last six years.
He argues that a patient-centred approach to hospital design is essential to improving
Professor Anna Furse, theatre maker and practising academic, reflects on the personal
circumstances that have led to a series of projects interrogating the ‘medical gaze’ and how
the body, particularly the woman’s body, becomes spectacular through this gaze.
Socially engaged artist Siobhán Clancy has been producing collaborative work in and outside of
healthcare settings for nearly a decade. For Siobhán, the priorities of health equality are
compatible with the strategic objectives and aspirations of arts and health work. Yet she has
discovered that when engaging with marginalized experiences and excluded constituents,
artists sometimes find themselves outside the current framework of arts and health practice.
Director of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University, Clive Parkinson describes the
political thinking that led to and is embodied in the UK’s first Manifesto for Arts and Health.
A Love-Filled Slap: A Manifesto for Arts and Health
Culture and arts in hospitals – a patient’s perspective
Shall we discuss this outside? A look at artistic and medical responses to ethical quandaries
Art and Health Organisations
An Arts and Health organisation based in the WHAT Centre for Arts & Health in the grounds
of Waterford Regional Hospital.
Create is the national development agency for collaborative arts and has supported the
development of arts in healthcare initiatives.
The website for the National Centre for Arts and Health at Tallaght Hospital
Arts + Minds is a Health Service Executive (HSE) arts and mental health programme based
in Cork. It is a mental health staff led initiative supported through the HSE Cork Arts and
Helium Arts is the national children's arts and health organisation giving a creative voice to
children and teenagers living with illness through participatory arts programmes.
Arts and Disabilty Ireland (ADI) is the national development and resource organisation for
arts and disability.
Dialogue Arts + Health aimed to bring together artists experienced or interested in
developing contemporary art projects in healthcare settings through peer-to-peer Dialogue
Sessions in Ireland.
Here you can find pdfs about the dialogue sessions, podcasts from the sessions.
The Arts Council