The National Centre for Arts and Health (NCAH) at Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) are delighted to present ‘Emergent Féire’ on display in the Phoenix Restaurant in TUH. This impressive artwork captures the recognisable image of the Coronavirus in 3D sculptural form but it continues to transform through the vision of Dublin artist Kevin Dwan.
‘Hope’ is the underlying theme and inspiration behind the sculpture together with a wish, that this optimistic perspective is shared with others; especially those working within healthcare. The Arts Department are delighted to collaborate with artist Kevin Dwan, our colleagues in Catering Food Services and our thanks to the Meath Foundation for their continued support of Arts and Health in TUH.
Artist Biography: Kevin Dwan is an artist of many mediums, a poet, actor/voice actor, music producer, playwright, amateur environmentalist and sculptor. Dwan produced ‘Twenty 7’ a poetry book which toured around Ireland in 2017/18 visiting six arts venues. He has acted in many short films, music videos and stage plays and is currently rehearsing his own one man play called ‘Pilgrim’ which will hopefully debut within the next year. His first sculpture exhibition was in The Sean Hollywood Centre in Newry in 2020. As a keen environmentalist Kevin has grown over a 1,000 trees of various species (mostly oak) which he planted or has given away as part of his Facebook initiative ‘Foster a Tree Forestry’. (200 trees went to Lackagh National School in Clare Galway, and 300 are going to a school in Louth). All the work is pro-bono.