Dragon’s Tail – Marie Brett

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Date(s) - 12/02/2024 - 07/04/2024
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

University Hospital Waterford


Enchanted fairytale meets frenzied carnival in this series of ambitious folk-myth artworks exploring how electromagnetic energy fields affect human health.  Fusing fact and fiction, the exhibition consists of a film, a series of intaglio prints and photographs, poetic texts and large, wearable animal effigies made from willow and steel, each depicting key characters from the Dragon’s Tail folk-myth: the hare, the wolf, the deer and the raven.  This compelling artwork offers beautiful evocative visuals and atmospheric sound, and contributes critical new thinking on humanity’s significant global wellness issues.

Visual artist Marie Brett works across film, immersive multi-media installation, print, book and live event, with artworks presented in gallery and temporary off-site contexts.  Conceptually her work is about profound human experiences, often involving trauma, ill-health or varied forms of loss and/or injustice.  Marie’s socially engaged practice is rooted in health and community care contexts.


University Hospital Waterford (UHW), corridor leading to Out Patients Dept*
and Réalta/Waterford Healing Arts Centre for Arts + Health, UHW, Dunmore Road, Waterford
Mon 12 Feb – Fri 07 April 2024,
9am-6pm (excl Sat, Sun)

*Access subject to prevailing visitor restrictions