The Trial

‘The Trial’ is the working title for a new visual art project due for public exhibition in April 2018. It will focus on health and welfare provision in prisons, and access to healthcare after release from prison in Ireland.

This project is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland under the Arts Participation Project Award scheme. The project will be led by Dr Sinead McCann, Visual Artist, who made the successful application as part of her role in UCD as Public Engagement Officer on the ‘Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland, 1850-2000’ research project.

McCann will work collaboratively with historian Dr Holly Dunbar (UCD CHOMI), film-maker Mary Caffrey, participants from the Bridge Project (a community-based organisation providing training and support programmes for high risk violent ex-offenders in the greater Dublin area). In April 2018, the team will produce a visual arts installation for public exhibition in Kilmainham Gaol Museum’s Old Court Room.

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Photograph by Sarah Buckley and Damian Murphy, National Inventory of Architectural Heritage.