COMMUNITY ART PROJECTS
Plant Clinic workshop
As part of Heritage week and in collaboration with the Two Green Shoots gardens – Glengarriff – Co.Cork
The workshop’s aim is to explore our relationship with and disconnect from the natural world focusing on plants, and to reflect on the excess of consumerism leading to the current ecological issues.
Through conversations around the themes raised above and a series of quick practical demonstrations on accurate plant representation and colour chart preparation, the participants create their own hybrid plant on paper using recycled materials combined with pre-prepared digitised images of human forms.
Around the Table (http://www.dublinscultureconnects.ie/around-table-recipes-walking-tours-memories/)
Around the Table was one of many projects aim to connect Dubliners to their city, tracing the passage of food from the docks to the markets and from our streets to our tables. The legacy of Around the Table has ranged from film screenings in the National Library of Ireland, an exhibition in the Central Library, Dublin City Public Libraries, to aprons, ferry trips with Dublin Dockers, publications, artworks and more.
I was commissioned to design three maps illustrating the various communities of Dublin historic central area. The maps are now part of the National Library of Ireland’s archives.
Out of the Box
Out of the Box was a project linking Dubliners through The National Neighbourhood from across the city with the national Archives of Ireland, who supported them on a personal research journey.
I was commissioned to work with one of the participants and design her family tree.
2003-2009 (Outreach Programme- Outreach Officer)
In October 2003 I put together and led a programme facilitating awareness amongst schools in the greater Dublin area. The project aims were to introduce students from secondary schools and portfolio preparation classes to contemporary art and to the ongoing exhibitions taking place in the gallery.
Also included in the outreach programme: community art projects- Art workshops
2007-East Wall Youth Centre (http://eastwallyouth.ie/archives/123)
‘Make Your Mark’ Graffiti project in collaboration with project East Wall Youth involving 2 artistes employed by Temple Bar Gallery & Studios.
Duration: 10 weeks
Age group: 7-12
Aim: Introduce the participants to the notion of contemporary art practice by using various techniques
ie: Graffiti, animation, sound and video.
Finalization of project: Exhibition and performance in front of an audience
This collaborative photographic project between TBG&S and Spirasi took place along with Zineb Sedira’s exhibition named “Saphir”. Coming all from different backgrounds, participants were encouraged to capture and document their daily experiences, feelings and reflections on their life in Dublin.