LIVING ARTS PROJECT 20-21
The Living Arts Project is an Artist-in-Schools residency supported by Wexford County Council and Wexford Arts Centre. Artists work with children and teachers for a maximum of 15 weeks to develop contemporary artworks which are exhibited at Wexford Arts Centre. Artists are also supported by a mentor for the duration of the residency.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
AT WEXFORD GENERAL HOSPITAL
In 2019 I was commissioned by Wexford County Council Arts Office to undertake an Action Research Residency in Wexford General Hospital where I worked with patients and staff. Participants were invited to paint, draw and print onto my 'House' as they shared stories of their Homeplaces. The project was kindly funded by the Creative Ireland Programme.
TAGHMON MARDI GRAS 2019
Wexford County Council, Creative Communities Programme 2019
Under Wexford County Council's Creative Communities Programme, I worked with Taghmon Family Resource Centre from June to October, to create a carnival event to celebrate their 10th anniversary in the village. Unfortunately, on the day, the rain was biblical! So we had to move our street carnival to the local children's school but it was a great success none the less!
ST. AIDAN'S SERVICES FOR ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES 2019
Under Wexford County Council's Creative Communities Programme, I worked with clients at Beta Unit to build on the art-making skills they had developed with me on a previous project in 2017.
They produced a series of individual artworks which reflected their abilities and interests. The clients and carers also worked together to create a series of portraits of the clients.
CHILDRENS PUBLIC ART IN THE PARK
Wexford Arts Centre & Wexford Local Development 2019
From February to June 2019, the children at Southend Family Resource Centre explored a range of art-making techniques and media towards a series of small public sculptures which were installed in the local parkland in Maudlintown, know locally as, 'The Rocks'. We used the flora & fauna of the area to inspire our work and the children's portraits to connect them to the place. The final pieces were made from coloured cement and laid into the newly installed viewing platforms in the park. Artists Pavlina Kubelkova and Nick Jarmin assisted on the project.
AT WEXFORD ARTS CENTRE
Fun and educational art workshops for children aged 4 to 12
From 2010 to 2017, I worked on the Insight Education Programme at Wexford Arts Centre, using the gallery programme to facilitate art workshops for children.
ST. AIDAN'S SERVICES
FOR ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES
Millands, Gorey, Co. Wexford. 2017
Under Wexford County Council's Creative Communities Scheme, I worked with the clients and carers in Beta Unit at St. Aidan's Services. We experimented with print, painting, drawing and sculptural materials. We produced a collaborative cut-out piece entitled 'I too am a Superhero' as well as individual mixed media pieces which were exhibited in Gorey Library arts space in September 2017.
TAGHMON MEN'S SHED PAINTING PROJECT
Taghmon Family Resource Centre, 2017
From June to November 2017, I worked with the men to create paintings based on the stories and streetscapes of Taghmon village. The project culminated in an exhibition of the work at the centre in December 2017. The project was funded by Wexford County Council's Creative Communities Scheme.
LIVING ARTS PROJECT 2013-14
Established in 2013, The Living Arts Project is a collaboration between Wexford County Council and Wexford Arts Centre. The programme faciliates a number of 14-week artist residencies in schools across Co. Wexford each year. The residency culminates in an exhibition of the children's works at Wexford Arts Centre.
I participated in the residency during 2013 - 2014 alongside the children and teachers at Our Lady of Lourdes NS, Bunclody. We took 'self-portaiture' as our theme and worked through a number of different media towards individual pieces on board.