Attention: You are using an outdated browser, device or you do not have the latest version of JavaScript downloaded and so this website may not work as expected. Please download the latest software or switch device to avoid further issues.

NEWS > Good News Corner > Helium Arts to host week-long celebration

Helium Arts to host week-long celebration

Come join us as we celebrate from 11th-15th June at the Naughton Institute (ex-Science Gallery) in Dublin

To mark our launch in Dublin and to celebrate our first five years delivering impactful, creative programmes,Helium Arts is hosting a week-long celebration from 11th to 15thJune at the Naughton Institute (the former Science Gallery) at Trinity College Dublin on Pearse Street, including a launch event on June 11th.

We would love to see you there!

Your presence will be a testament to the strength of community and collaboration that drives us forward to improve access to creative opportunities for more children living with health conditions.


  • Date: Tuesday, 11th June 2024
  • Time: 4pm
  • Venue: Naughton Institute (the former Science Gallery), Trinity College Dublin, Pearse St, D02 W9K7

Please RSVP by Friday June 7th at the following link.


Speakers will include members from the Youth Advisory Group, Dr Judith Meehan, Dean of the Faculty of Paediatrics, Royal College of Physicians in Ireland and Asst Professor in Paediatrics, Trinity College, as well as Fiona Smith, Arts in Health Programme Coordinator, Children’s Health Ireland.


If you can’t make the launch itself, we are offering a number of free, public events providing opportunities to meet with members of Helium Arts and learn more about the art workshops they run under our Creative Health programme as follows:

CREATIVITUDE, 11th-15th June, open to the public daily from 9am-4pm:

CREATIVITUDE is a week-long exhibition of artworks created by young people from Cork, Galway, and Limerick who participated in Helium Arts Creative Health Hub programmes during 2022 and 2023. Visitors can immerse themselves in a journey of creativity, exploring materials, expressions of identity, and ideas that transcend the challenges of lifelong health conditions. Discover more about CREATIVITUDE here.

Cruinniú na nÓg Drop-in Taster Workshop for Families, Saturday, 15th June, 11am-4pm:

Families and their friends are invited to be a part of an open studio taster workshop. Meet the talented artists who lead the Helium Arts’ creative workshops, try out some favourite activities, and discover how creativity brings workshop participants together, fosters learning and boosts

confidence. Plus, don’t miss Helium Arts’ incredible exhibition, CREATIVITUDE, while you’re here! Find more information about the Cruinniú na nÓg family event here.

About Helium Arts’ Creative Health workshops – now nationwide

Helium Arts is now offering its creative health programme of free in-person art workshops in Dublin for the very first time. The in-person workshops, which are also available online, are led by professional artists.

The workshops take place both in hospital and community settings, to give children and young people living with lifelong physical health conditions – who can often experience stigma, isolation, loneliness and anxiety – the opportunity to come together. Helium Arts uses creativity to inspire these children to feel more confident. By empowering them with tools such as friendship, community and new skills, they help these children to become more prepared and capable of overcoming adversity. The workshops are supported by on-site medical care and accessible to a variety of needs.

Supported conditions include diabetes, epilepsy, cystic fibrosis, cerebral palsy, allergies, heart conditions, asthma, spina bifida, juvenile arthritis, rare or complex conditions and many more.

Helium Arts has been running workshops in Cork, Limerick, and the Mid West region since 2019, before expanding to Galway and the West, as well as online. Their recent expansion to Dublin means their in-person workshops are now available nationwide, including for families, children, and young people living in Dublin and neighbouring counties. Additionally, their online offerings ensure that children can participate no matter where they are.

For more information about Helium Arts, visit:

Terms & Conditions



Data Protection

15 - 17 Leinster Street South
Dublin 2

t. 01 541 4770

RCN: 20043964
CRO: 335412

This website is powered by