Ongoing collaboration with a Helium Arts in Health that focuses on creating opportunities for creativity and communicaiton with children and young people in healthcare contexts around Ireland through performance, technology and gaming.
The Puppet Portal Project aimed to address the effects of hospitalisation on children by promoting a sense of community and communication through a combined creativity and technological intervention across participating hospitals. A team of artists established an active and creative hub within each hospital community, facilitating a performing arts exchange. More information about Puppet Portal Project can be found at www.helium.com
As an artist in residence in multiple children’s hospitals around Ireland on the Puppet Portal Project, the artist facilitated artistic experiences for patients, families and ward staff. Typical workshops include puppetry, stage craft, voice, movement and performance skills, digital media production and post production (including video, audio and animation), online communication and presentation through a secure, purpose built web platform.Read the artists blog detailing daily experience on the Project on www.practice.ie