The patient will see you now

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12th -19th Dec 2020 | A4 Sounds Gallery

The patient will see you now is an interactive installation and one-to-one performance work. Focusing on the inadequacies and farcical nature of accessing healthcare in Ireland, the work questions and exposes bureaucracies that oppress those who fall outside certain definitions of ‘normal,’ ‘valuable’, and ‘productive’. 

Áine’s work experiments with form, and focuses on connection, conversation, and care. Their long term ambitions include demanding adequate access to theatre and the arts for disabled and marginalised communities through the creation of large scale, ambitious work as well as the continuation of community building projects like Chronic Chats; a creative and social group for chronically ill people which grew from their research as part of her artist residency.

Áine O’Hara

Áine O’Hara (b.1991, Mayo, IRL) is an award winning visual artist and theatre-maker creating exciting and vulnerable work for and about people who are often left out of traditional art and theatre spaces. She is currently at a pivotal stage in her career as they reimagine how they create work following her diagnosis with fibromyalgia. O’Hara is a graduate of MFA Design at The Lir Trinity College Dublin and the Institute of Art and Design, Dun Laoghaire.

Áine the recipient of the We Only Want the Earth’s Project Award in partnership with Fire Station Artists’ Studio, Dublin Central Housing Action and consulting artist Kerry Guinan.

Instagram: @misc.aine
Twitter: @miscaine
Email: aineoharaart@gmail.com
Calling in Sick Notebook: virtual-notebook/

The patient will see you now is kindly supported by The Arts Council of Ireland’s Art Grant Funding 2020.

Exhibition Information

Exhibition Visit | Installation View
Booking Required

Dates & Times:
Sat 12th Dec | 4pm – 7pm
Tue 15th Dec | 2pm – 7pm
Sat 19th Dec | 2pm – 7pm

Social distancing measures and your safety:

To ensure the health and safety of visitors to the gallery, our viewing will limit visitors to 1 booking at a time, with a maximum 3 persons from one group to view the installation. Further information can be read on our booking form and will be emailed to you prior to your visit.

Our accessibility information is below.

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Exhibition Performances
Booking Required

Dates & Times:
Sun 13th Dec | 2pm – 7:30 pm
Mon 14th Dec | 2pm – 7:30pm
Wed 16th Dec | 2pm – 7:30pm (home visits only)
Thur 17th Dec | 2pm – 7:30pm
Fri 18th Dec | 2pm – 7:30pm

The patient will see you now is a one-to-one performative work which we invite you to experience over the duration of the exhibition. Performances will take place 4 times a day.

There are two appointment options available:1. In person at the clinic
2. A ‘home visit’ via zoom.

If you would like to make an appointment but cannot access the gallery we are happy to arrange a ‘home visit’ with you. We are also monitoring current guidelines and government updates. If at any point the gallery has to close again to the public, all appointments will move to ‘home visits’ via zoom.

We have included our accessibility information below. If you book via our website include your accessibility needs when booking.

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Exhibition Discussion
Booking Required

Dates & Time:
Sat 19th Dec | 6pm – 7pm

We invite you to join us on Saturday 19th December online for a conversation about this work between Áine O’Hara & Siobhán Clancy.

Siobhán Clancy is a visual artist that typically focuses on social health. Working with other artists, activists, youth, community and women’s groups, her collaborative practice  reflects an interest in collectivity and, participatory democracy. It is located in institutional, public and cultural spaces. The outcomes typically materialise as multi-media works, immersive events, participatory performances, dialogues, play and live action in contexts of health, education and justice.  Siobhán currently works as Community Arts Coordinator at Cork City Arts Office.

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Exhibition Credits

Áine O’Hara

A4 Curatorial Team
Evelyn Broderick
Síobhán Clancy
Lisa Crowne
Andrew Edgar
Dónal Holland

Production Team
Alec Moore | Filming & Editing
Kate-Bowe O’Brien | Photography
Frank Prendergast | Fabrication

Residency Team
Fire Station Artists’ Studios
Helen Carey

Dublin Central Housing Action
Michelle Connolly
Aideen Farrell

Consulting Artist
Kerry Guinan

Further Information

You can access our accessibility information via this link: https://bit.ly/32AaCND.
If you have specific needs that are not included in this information please get in touch via and we will work with you to ensure you are comfortable on your visit. You can email us via evelyn@a4sounds.org.

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We Only Want the Earth is intended as a broad conversation about the goals and strategies of social change: what kind of society do we want and how should we get there? You can find out more information about our programme here.

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