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Lived Lives at St Patrick's Mental Health Services

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St. Patrick's University Hospital

James' Street

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In November 2017, St Patrick's Mental Health Services will be hosting the Lived Lives exhibition.

Tours are free of charge, however, booking is required and tours are limited to 20 people.

This exhibition concerns suicide in Ireland and contains stories, images and videos about loved ones lost to suicide which some people may find sad or upsetting.

You can enter the exhibition at the dates and times listed below.

Monday 27th November
Tour 1: 11:15am (service user only)
Tour 2: 2:30pm (NCHDs or Med students only)
Tuesday 28th November
Tour 1: 2:30pm (clinicians only)
Tour 2: 6.00pm (general access)
Wednesday 29th November
Tour 1: 11:15am (service user and clinician only)
Tour 2: 2:30pm (clinicians only)
Thursday 30th November
Tour 1: 11:15am (general access)
Tour 2: 4pm (general access and Founder’s Day delegates)

Lived Lives seeks to re-humanise the suicide-deceased by going behind the cold, clinical statistics and making the individual visible, through collaborative, truthful, sensitive, and safe representation of the lived life lost and the experience of those they left. This action restored identity to the deceased and foregrounded the lived life as opposed to the manner of their death.

Lived Lives is a durational social practice which emerges from an on going collaborative interdisciplinary research platform established in 2006 between artist Dr. Seamus McGuinness, GMIT Galway, Professor Kevin Malone, School of Medicine & Medical Science, UCD Dublin and many others. The process involved working closely with forty-two Irish suicide-bereaved families (107 individuals) from 22 counties around Ireland who donated stories, images and objects associated with the lived life of a loved one lost to suicide. From these McGuinness created a series of art installations including, 21g, Archive Rooms and The Lost Portrait Gallery. Placing the families within the process, they became the first audience to see the emerging art works at Ennistymon '09 and Galway '09. Importantly at these engagements the families had the right to withdraw any of their donations from the exhibitions.

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