The patient will see you now

24th -14th Oct 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 Opening | Thursday 24th September
6pm – 8:30pm
Limited Capacity Booking Required

Please join us on the 24th to view the installation element of the work. Áine O’Hara will be available on the night to talk through the work for our guests.

Our accessibility information is below.

If you would like to attend this event please book via the button below.

Social distancing measures and your safety:

To ensure the health and safety of visitors to the gallery, our opening will limit visitors to maximum 3 persons at a time to view the installation. Visitors can enjoy a drink in our outdoor area while they wait and again after their viewing. We have staggered arrival times to prevent long waiting times on arrival to the gallery and to keep you safe. Further information can be read on our booking form and will be emailed to you prior to your visit.

Exhibition Performances | 26th September – 14th October
Booking Required

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 Fridays through Sundays.

If you would like to attend this event please book via the button below.

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 to the public, all appointments will move to ‘home visits’ via zoom.

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

Exhibition Credits

Áine O’Hara

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

Residency Team
Fire Station Artists’ Studios
Helen Carey

Dublin Central Housing Action
Michelle Connolly
Aideen Farrell

Consulting Artist
Kerry Guinan

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

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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