Colin Crotty (b. 1974)A New Friend
Available through The Art Library
|Size||67cm x 54cm|
|Materials||Oil on linen|
|On Display||Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre|
A New Friend presents what appears to be a self-contained bedroom where a community health nurse is busy working on the floor while interacting with two children who sit on a beanbag. The adult looks on from their seat on the bed. The temporary nature of the family’s accommodation is underlined by the blank walls with a small number of children’s artworks loosely attached, the lack of possessions and the large fridge that sits across from the single bed. The significant role nurses play in providing information and a connection to the wider community for older people and increasingly so for new communities became evident during the artist's consultation with nurses.