2019-2020

Danecastle National School / Gorey Educate Together National School / St. Joseph’s National School (Donard) / Kiltealy National School

In 2013, the Living Arts Project was established as an artist-in-residence scheme in primary schools, supporting the existing partnership between the Arts Department of Wexford County Council and Wexford Arts Centre. The aim of this project is to provide children with an understanding and appreciation of contemporary visual art.

The following artists and schools were selected for this year's programme: artists David Begley and Hanneke van Rwysyk with Danecastle National School, artists John Busher and Sonya Weston with Gorey Educate Together National School, artists Deirdre Meehan-Buttimer and Jeni Roddy with St. Joseph’s National School (Donard), and artists Mary Claire Kehoe and Anne Martin Walsh with Kiltealy National School. Through the themes of identity, climate change and sustainability, and the environment, the activities focused on promoting artistic and interpersonal skills enabling pupils to recognize the potential of art to be used as a tool for communication and learning.

alt value Artist David Begley with pupils of Danecsatle NS, Carrig on Bannow.
alt value A pupil of Danecsatle NS, Carrig on Bannow.

alt value Pupils of Danecsatle NS, Carrig on Bannow.

alt value A pupil of Danecsatle NS, Carrig on Bannow. alt value Pupils of Danecsatle NS, Carrig on Bannow.

alt value Artist David Begley with pupils of Danecsatle NS, Carrig on Bannow. alt value A pupil of Danecsatle NS, Carrig on Bannow. alt value Assistant Artist Hanneke van Ryswyk with pupils of Danecsatle NS,
Carrig on Bannow.

alt value Pupils of Danecsatle NS, Carrig on Bannow.

alt value Artist Deidre Buttimer with pupils of St. Joseph's NS, Donard


alt value Pupils of St. Joseph's NS, Donard


alt value Pupils of St. Joseph's NS, Donard


alt value Assistant Artist Jeni Roddy with a pupil of St. Joseph's NS, Donard


alt value Artist Deidre Buttimer with pupils of St. Joseph's NS, Donard


alt value Assistant Artist Jeni Roddy with a pupil of St. Joseph's NS, Donard


alt value Artist Deidre Buttimer with pupils of St. Joseph's NS, Donard


alt value Pupils of St. Joseph's NS, Donard


alt value A pupil of St. Joseph's NS, Donard


alt value Artist John Busher with pupils of Gorey Educate Together


alt value Pupils of Gorey Educate Together


alt value Work of a pupil of Gorey Educate Together


alt value A pupil of Gorey Educate Together


alt value Artist John Busher with pupils of Gorey Educate Together

alt value A pupil of Gorey Educate Together

alt value Pupils of Gorey Educate Together

alt value A pupil of Gorey Educate Together

alt value Artist JMary Claire Kehoe with pupils of Kiltealy NS, Enniscorthy alt value Pupils of Kiltealy NS, Enniscorthy alt value Pupils of Kiltealy NS, Enniscorthy alt value Pupils of Kiltealy NS, Enniscorthy alt value Pupils of Kiltealy NS, Enniscorthy alt value A pupil of Kiltealy NS, Enniscorthy alt value Work of a pupil of Kiltealy NS, Enniscorthy alt value A pupil of Kiltealy NS, Enniscorthy

​An assistant artist’s programme ran in tandem with artists’ residencies thereby creating more opportunities for shared knowledge in relation to creating and mediating contemporary visual art. This year’s assistant artists were Jeni Roddy, Hanneke van Ryswyk, Anne Martin Walsh,, and Sonya Weston.

A mentorship programme ran alongside each residency, and each artist nominated an independent artist or curator they felt was relevant to their professional practice. This mentorship helped to ensure the effectiveness and integrity of the programme on an ongoing basis, while also providing a positive critique for the resident artist. The following mentors were involved in the 2019-20 project, Katherine Atkinson, Gareth Kennedy, Eammon Maxwell, Rosie O'Gorman, Sue Rainsford, Caroline Schofield, Anya von Gosseln, and Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll.

The Arts Department of Wexford County Council and Wexford Arts Centre would like to take this opportunity to thank all schools, artists and mentors involved in the project, and the local community for their support and interest in the project to date.

Photography by Frank Abruzzese and Lar O'Toole
Frank Abruzzese: www.frankabruzzese.com or www.cowhousestudios.com
Lar O'Toole: www.lo2l.ie

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