West of Sumer Exhibition

Date 10.02.2020 - 20.09.2020
Time 08:00 AM
Venue University Hospital Galway

Presented by Saolta Arts with Galway 2020

Whilst West of Sumer remains closed to the general public, the exhibition has been extended to 20 September 2020 and is open to all hospital patients and frontline workers.



Following the guidance issued by the Government of Ireland on 12 March in relation to measures to contain COVID-19, please be advised of the visiting restrictions in place at hospitals in the Saolta Group.

Some 5000 years after the Sumerians scribed the first herbal preparations in clay, today’s global pharmaceutical network still harvests the fields and gardens of Europe and synthesises nature in the quest to heal.

In an exploration of plants used in modern medicine and traditional herbal remedies, University Hospital Galway hosts an exhibition of botanical art and photographs by artists interested in the classification, control and reproduction of the natural world.

West of Sumer is part of the The Deepest Shade of Green project, which aims to connect our hospitals with the world outside, listening to and learning from those who use them.


Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society, Sophia Rosamund Praeger, Lydia Shackleton, Tom Molloy, Diana Scherer, Françoise Sergy

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