Brina manages the National Gallery of Ireland’s Community, Access and Health programming, focusing on both onsite and offsite collaborations.
Under the umbrella of the Gallery’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion, she guides audience development within the Education Department, expanding programme accessibility and diversity, and championing research-led practice and collaborative projects across Gallery specialisations.
Working with a diverse range of organisations and stakeholders, including hospitals, hospices, mental health services, disability service providers, prisons and community groups, Brina creates tailored programmes to fit the specific requirements of the participants, while in co-creating other educational projects, she works to build positive links with the Gallery’s local and national communities.
Brina Casey will be speaking at the Museums, Health & Wellbeing Summit 2024:
Trailblazing at the National Gallery of Ireland: Using cultural art therapy to empower women
Lavinia Fontana was an amazing woman, whose life experiences of 400 years ago are still profoundly relatable to women today, raising issues of gender inequalities and female empowerment. Inspired by the Gallery’s recent exhibition, Lavinia Fontana: Trailblazer, Rule Breaker, and speaking to our strategic priority to integrate the therapeutic health benefits of creativity into Gallery programming, this project saw the development of an art therapy programme for women availing of domestic violence support services around Dublin. Utilising the Gallery’s collection, we worked to bring tangible health and wellbeing benefits to some of the most vulnerable members of our society.
Funding for this project was generously provided through a donation from Bank of America.