Walls of Art is a project I plan to develop into a social enterprise which serves the health and community sector in Northern Ireland. After being commissioned to paint a mural in the bedroom of a child receiving hospice care and seeing the impact it had, I was inspired to pursue the idea of using art, something already acknowledged for its power in healthcare settings, to bring a positive impact to the lives of children who are restricted through illness. This first project is to be carried out in a children's hospice setting over roughly a week, following which I will pursue further options to keep the Walls of Art project going.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The Walls of Art project was created with the belief that mental health wellbeing and comfort can be nurtured in children receiving healthcare treatment by ensuring they are in a warm, welcoming, vibrant and personal to them. I hope to find funds for the first WoA mural project to be carried out in a Children's Hospice in Northern Ireland. WoA mission: Walls of Art is an initiative with the vision of bringing professional and transformative artwork to the spaces used to care for children suffering from life-limiting or long-term illnesses in Northern Ireland. Clinical, dreary or negative associations children may have with the environments in which they are receiving healthcare can help be combated by painting fun and personalised murals.
Steps to get it done:
Contribute to children's healthcare services
About the space
Northern Ireland Children's Hospice
Newtownabbey Borough Council
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