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'Head in the Hedgerow’ opened at University Hospital Galway

'Head in the Hedgerow’ opened at University Hospital Galway

‘Head in the Hedgerow’ by artist Hugh Barr opened at University Hospital, Galway on Wednesday September 6th and will continue until Monday October 16th.  The exhibition features a series of paintings showing the diversity of plants and flowers found within the hedgerow.

Hugh Barr’s paintings are inspired by the nature surrounding him, the small things that make up the bigger picture.  Hugh states; “I began to see the plants and signs of animals. I noticed the seasonal changes and even saw how the plants reacted to the daily effects of weather and light.  I always considered that I had been aware of these things before,  but now  I was taking a closer look.  This enabled me to understand the diversity of life that is sustained by the hedgerows and the important role that they play within the countryside.”

Margaret Flannery, Arts Director said, “Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust is delighted to welcome this exhibition to UHG. ‘Head in the Hedgerow’, by artist Hugh Barr was shown in Roscommon University Hospital as their inaugural art exhibition last year and was  positively received by patients and staff. Taking his inspiration from daily walks with his dogs, artist Hugh Barr portrays the local flora and our native hedgerows.”  

For further information on this exhibition visit .  For information regarding the arts programme contact Galway University Hospital Arts Trust at 091-544979 or email

The article above is specific to the following Saolta hospitals:: 
University Hospital Galway (UHG)