This might be called Clients and Testimonials, but we call it "W":
- With whom we have worked;
- Where we have undertaken projects;
- What our colleagues and clients have to say about their experience.
List of Hospitals and Communities that we have worked with:
- Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC
- St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC
- Artists in Hospitals, Winnipeg, Manitoba
- School of Medicine, University of Toronto, (second year medical students)
- Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
- Markham Stouffville Hospital, Markham, Ontario
- Burnaby General Hospital, Burnaby, BC
- Tallaght Hospital, Dublin
- Waterford Healing Arts Trust, Ardkeen Hospital, Waterford
- Mount Carmel Hospital, Clonakilty
- Adelaide Hospital Society, Dublin
- Meath Hospital Foundation, Dublin
- National Children’s Hospital, Dublin
- Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
- Trinity College Dublin
International Arts Aid
- Pre-election intertribal arts-infused peacebuilding, Kenya
- Internally displaced women, Luzira Prison, Kampala, Uganda
- On Phoenix Wings - post-tsunami community healing, Jaffna Peninsula, Sri Lanka
- Reconciliation with immigrant women, Ireland
- Sheltered Dreams - at-risk youth community engagement, Burnaby, BC
"After Sarah and her team visited our dialysis unit for a couple of months I actually looked forward to my dialysis, as I saw it as my art class. I learned so many new art techniques. I cannot put my finger on it, but the atmosphere in the hospital seemed to change when they were on site".
MW (coded name) Hemodialysis Patient, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia.
"I eagerly counted down the days to my next session, visits from ARTery are the highlight of my week".
Patient, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver
“I have worked a great deal with Sarah on a whole series of projects for the Irish Health Service. This consisted of both new build and, more often, refurbishment or creative adaptation. The underlying theme of this work was to use the now substantial research evidence about the potential impact on health outcomes of art and architecture in the healthcare estate. It is rare to find someone who has both the sensibility needed to find, commission and adapt art and yet also the mental agility and imagination to apply science. Sarah has this ability. Her curatorial background was an ideal preparation for such challenging work. I found immediately that I could collaborate with Sarah, which is another of her undoubted strengths. Sarah also has a deep mission to help and care for the disadvantaged and those in need of support. Our work together was both productive and satisfying. I miss her creative and yet disciplined inputs enormously”.
Emeritus Professor Bryan Lawson, Architectural Studies, Sheffield University, UK
“Sarah’s visionary leadership expanded our creative arts department’s internal and external partnerships, thus significantly increasing not only the patient quality experience but increasing the visibility of arts in healthcare. Her intersectional approach of bringing together creativity, healthcare and innovation is another prime example of how of Sarah’s skill and experience translated concepts into outstanding results. Her excellence, made her highly sought after for councils and conference events. Sarah’s ability to foster a culture that supports innovation and creativity aided in increased staff productivity and service demand.”
Sadora Asefew, Special Needs Coordinator, Spiral Garden, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
“During her tenure . . . Sarah significantly increased the artistic staff direct client contact hours, enabling a greater number of clients to access programs. Sarah supported her team to streamline programming, align programs to changing client needs and increasingly raised organizational awareness of the benefits of arts and music programming for children and youth experiencing disability. Sarah developed new inter-professional programs in consultation with peers, managers and clinicians and forged partnerships with the community. . . . She also worked with University of Toronto first and second year medical students to create an evening for 18 – 30 year olds in order to develop the medical students knowledge and comfort working with disabilities, and to further their empathy for this marginalized group.”
Diane Savage, Senior Director Participation and Inclusion, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto, Ontario