Looking for an outlet for your art?
Marymount Hospice is inviting 12 artists to help them create something special to document their ongoing Garden Project.
“The artists will be invited to respond to our garden as it transforms not just through its man-made rejuvenation but through its natural seasonal cycle.” they told us.
“This is a voluntary opportunity as part of a fundraising project. One final work from each artist will feature in the Marymount Garden Project Calendar for the year 2025. This calendar will be sold to the public and all funds raised will be a direct donation to Marymount.”
The ambitious Marymount Garden Project aims to create a sanctuary for people to spend cherished moments with their loved ones while finding solace in nature during challenging times. The project comprises four distinct areas: an arrival garden, a remembrance garden, a wildflower spiral meadow situated on a land-protected fairy fort, and a grove designed for families to gather.
Each area has been sensitively considered to ensure a harmonious interaction between people and nature.
The Marymount Garden Project is a collaboration between Urquhart and Hunt, winners of the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022 Best in Show award, local Cork designer Valerie Bond, and West Cork-based landscaper Colm Cronin.
“Essentially, we want to deliver a space to the patients, visitors, and staff that will be calming and nature-driven. Nature is so soothing, and we need it most in life-changing moments,” said Bond.
If you are an artist based in Cork, or if you can easily travel to Cork, and you are interested in being involved, send a brief artist bio and up to five examples of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Marymount Garden Open Call.