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Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust Presents ‘Gardenland’ by Fiona Cawley

On Friday November 2nd at 6.30 pm, ‘Gardenland’ an exhibition by artist Fiona Cawley will open on the Arts Corridor of University Hospital Galway and will be on display until November 29th 2018. Cawley is an artist living in Kinvara, Co. Galway. She graduated with a BA Art and Design Degree from the Centre for Creative Arts and Media, GMIT in 2015 and was awarded a GMIT Academic Achievement Award. As an emerging artist, her work has been selected for exhibitions such as Cairde Visual, Hambly and Hambly House Gallery group show, an invited artist to King House during the Boyle Arts Festival in 2017 and 2018 and she was shortlisted for the Royal Academy of Art’s summer show 2018. Upcoming shows in 2019/20 include a selected group show in the Custom House Gallery, Westport and a Solo Show in the Ballina Arts Centre.

As an expressive, spontaneous painter of narrative and contemporary landscape pieces she allows the paint to dictate the beginning of each work, eventually the abstract evolves into a more representational painting, she then uses her imagination when it comes to the subject matter. In this solo exhibition ‘Gardenland’, the artist considers the connection between her controlled garden space and that of the bordering wild natural landscape. This body of work is an emotional response to the surrounding landscape and her love of nature and the environment.

Margaret Flannery, Arts Director, ‘we are delighted to display ‘Gardenland’ by Fiona Cawley on the arts corridor of University Hospital Galway. Already the reaction from patients, staff and the public has been overwhelmingly positive. Her work is thought-provoking and interesting and lends itself to the space beautifully’.

Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust presents ‘Gardenland’ by Fiona Cawley and is on display until November 2018. For information regarding the arts programme, phone 091-544979 or email

About the charity: Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust exists to engage in the running, organising and involving the arts for the purpose of enhancing the wellbeing of patients, staff, and visitors in Galway University Hospitals, other hospitals in the Saolta Group, and the wider community, by providing access to and participation in the arts and to engage in all other ancillary activity to improve the hospital experience for the community. The charity brings live art experiences to the bedside of patients as well as to visitors and staff of the hospital as a means of improving the hospital experience for all. Our programme is supported by the Arts Council, Galway City Council, Galway County Council and fundraising activities.

The article above is specific to the following Saolta hospitals:: 
University Hospital Galway (UHG)