Cheryl Bleakley

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
Musgrave Park Hospital

I am continually meeting and working with patients, staff and visitors in the hospital who have a real variety of experience and interests. I enjoy the challenge of finding ways to support patients to create exciting, relevant artwork and hopefully to leave their mark on the hospital. It’s great to see how much difference the arts can make to people who are often facing a particularly difficult time in their lives.

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Art with Psychology – University College Chester 2001

MSc Psychology – University of Essex, Colchester 2002

Exhibitions

Contributed to various shows throughout Ireland and Berlin, including as a selected artist for the RUA. Most recently her solo show was held at Engine Room Gallery, Belfast, ”Decoy” (Apr 2009) and a two person collaborative show “Sins and Virtues” at Safehouse Gallery, Belfast (Nov, 2009)

Residencies: Belfast, Monaghan, Berlin, New York, Tanzania

Awards

2010 Recipient of ACNI Support for the Indidual artist Project Award, Travel Award and New York Residency

2009 Somerton Rd Integrative Art Project

2008 New York Residency ARTS COUNCIL OF NORTHERN IRELAND

2007 Berlin self-arranged residency

2007 Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annamakkerig, Ireland (ArtsCare)

2006 ARTS COUNCIL OF NORTHERN IRELAND General Arts Award