Daily Archives: September 14, 2011

Artist Comment: Tullamore – Dialogue Session #1 – September 8th, 2011

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After each Dialogue Session, presenting artists will use this blog to record their observations, responses and reflections on the day.  Please feel free to add your comment and contribute your perspective.

Tullamore – Dialogue Session # 1 – September 8th, 2011

MARIE BRETT (VISUAL ART)

In Dialogue #1 in Tullamore, during my presentation ‘Unraveling Arts and Health Practice’ I explored definitions of What’s Arts and Health practice?; used project examples to locate my position; described my methodologies, challenges and incentives as part of the three-way interface of participant, staff and artist. I rounded up by defining aligned areas of work such as Arts Therapies, Arts & Disabilities, Community Arts in Health / Healthcare Promotion, Arts & Medical Humanities, Healthcare Environments & Environmental Enhancement and Arts & Science.

There was great exchange, notably around issues of:

Ethics / Locating the role of artist / Two professions, Two sets of needs / Supervision / Identifying supports / Ownership of work / Holistic approach / High management healthcare support needed / Role of science / Healing / De-humanisation due to technology & machinery in healthcare settings / Pubic art & environmental enhancement linking with participatory practice.

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Artist Comment: Cavan – Dialogue Session # 1 – September 7th, 2011

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After each Dialogue Session, presenting artists will use this blog to record their observations, responses and reflections on the day.  Please feel free to add your comment and contribute your perspective.

Cavan – Dialogue Session # 1 – September 7th, 2011

MARIE BRETT (VISUAL ART)

In Dialogue #1 in Cavan, during my presentation ‘Unraveling Arts and Health Practice’ I opened with definitions of ‘What’s Arts and Health practice? and then used project examples to locate and reveal my position as a visual artist in the field.

Describing the three-way interface of participant, staff and artist, led to discussion of the varying methodologies, challenges and incentives that are inherent in A+H practice. I rounded up by presenting how the practice of A+H differs to other aligned areas of work such as Arts Therapies, Arts & Disabilities, Community Arts in Health / Healthcare Promotion, Arts & Medical Humanities, Healthcare Environments & Environmental Enhancement and Arts & Science.

I was keen for the presentation to generate exchange and there were questions and comments on-going with breakout conversation circling around:

_     Collaboration – definition – responsibility – entry points

_     Ownership – ideas/objects – decision makers – credits

_     Arts Therapists / Artists – difference

_     Disclosure

_     Work to standing on own merit