Health Inside

A 10 day public art intervention by artist Sinead McCann

Health Inside is a 10 day public art intervention about the Irish prison system and prisoners’ health in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by artist Sinead McCann.

Across eight bus shelters and two large scale billboards in close proximity to Mountjoy prison Dublin.The artwork reflects on prison conditions, the mental health of men and women in prison and the social problems that imprisonment can cause.

A collaboration with Associate Professor Catherine Cox and Dr Oisin Wall (University College Dublin) as part of the Wellcome Trust Award for Prisoners, Medical Care and
Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland, 1850-2000.

Funded and supported by Arts Council Open Call Award, University College Dublin and Wellcome Trust.

Image credit: Health Inside, public art intervention at various locations in Dublin 7 near Mountjoy prison. Photograph by Sinead McCann.