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Galvin, Brian (2011) Exhibition by artists working with RADE. Drugnet Ireland, Issue 36, Winter 2010, p. 21.

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RADE (recovery through arts, drama and education) aims to engage drug users with the arts and therapeutic supports and provide a platform for their artistic expression.  An exhibition of art work organised by RADE was held in the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) between 10 September and 23 October.  

Participants in the RADE programme develop their creative potential by working on painting, drawing sculpture, film making and creative writing, and can apply these skills in other aspects of their lives, such as education and employment. Several of those involved in the creative programme read from their work at the opening of the exhibition on the themes ‘nobody knows’ and ‘time machine’. 
Declan McGonagle, director of the NCAD welcomed the artists and those attending the opening. He placed the exhibition and the colleges’ work with RADE in the context of the NCAD’s ongoing involvement with community projects in the Dublin 8 area. Pat Rabbitte TD, whose 1996 report led to the setting up of the local drugs task forces, opened the exhibition. He said that there was no more progressive way to rehabilitation than through the arts, and welcomed the NCAD’s involvement in this and other projects.

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Publication Type
Irish-related, Open Access, Article
Drug Type
All substances
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Issue Title
Issue 36, Winter 2010
Page Range
p. 21
Health Research Board
Issue 36, Winter 2010
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