Colin Crotty (b. 1974)A New Friend

Available through The Art Library

Size67cm x 54cm
MaterialsOil on linen
On DisplayMallow Primary Healthcare Centre
ProvenanceCommunity Commission

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.

Other artworks by Colin Crotty

The UCC Art Collection includes the following artworks

The Close of Day

At First the Infant