With thanks to Principal Ciara Yates and Class Teacher Rosaleen Duke

Deirdre Meehan-Buttimer (Lead Artist)
Nadia Corridan (Assistant Artist)
With thanks to Principal John Halford and Class Teachers Pat Kinsella and Catriona Kinsella

Mary Claire Kehoe (Lead Artist)
Deirdre Travers (Assistant Artist)
With thanks to Principal Enda Morris and Class Teachers Therese Finan and Katarina Flynn

Kate Murphy (Lead Artist)
Rachel Rothwell (Assistant Artist)
With thanks to Class Teachers Ann Brazil and Páidi Kehoe

Caoimhe Dunn (Lead Artist)
Aoife Banville (Assistant Artist)
St. Teresa's N.S.
Gorey
Kate and Rachel began their 3rd Class and 6th Class projects with an introduction to mark-making and observational drawing but we quickly pushed our drawings into new territories!

3rd Class loves to learn about the world around us and we used shadow as our drawing medium. Cardboard cut-outs of their favourite elements of our world came together towards a series of Shadowland installations... The Land, the Oceans and Space. The pieces themselves were coloured with various media.. oil pastel, charcoal, marker, collage... and coloured sellophane brought colour to our giant, billowing shadow projections.
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3rd class
‘Underwater Shadowland’
Cardboard, cellophane, oil pastel, charcoal, marker, collage, shadow, light projector.

3rd class
‘Woodland Shadows I’
Cardboard, cellophane, oil pastel, charcoal, marker, collage, shadow, light projector.
3rd class
‘Battle Bus’
Cardboard, cellophane, oil pastel, charcoal, marker, collage.
3rd class
‘Woodland Shadows II’
Cardboard, cellophane, oil pastel, charcoal, marker, collage, shadow, light projector.
3rd class
‘Space Shadowland’
Cardboard, cellophane, oil pastel, charcoal, marker, collage, shadow, light projector.
Our 6th Class group loves to be active and through a brain-storming session, we discovered that combining movement, games or sports with our drawing experiments could inspire our creativity. We took huge paper outside and the children went BIG with their marks, using large actions such as running and jumping with large tools such as mops and balls of straw to experiment with various media, such as charcoal, paint, crayon and chalk. Through this play, we arrived at a set of large and small scale, individual and collaborative abstract pieces which explore mark-making, colour and composition.
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6th class
‘Markmaking’
Collaborative markmaking, chalk, crayon, graphite, acrylic, charcoal, collage, oil pastel on paper, 200 x 50cm (each work)

Individual markmaking, chalk, crayon, graphite, acrylic, charcoal, collage, oil pastel on paper, various sizes
Collaborative markmaking, chalk, crayon, graphite, acrylic, charcoal, collage, oil pastel on paper, 100 x 120cm

Individual markmaking, chalk, crayon, graphite, acrylic, charcoal, collage, oil pastel on paper, various sizes
Collaborative markmaking, chalk, crayon, graphite, acrylic, charcoal, collage, oil pastel on paper, 100 x 50cm

Kate Murphy

Lead Artist

Kate is originally from Dublin but now lives and works in Co. Wexford. She graduated from the National College of Art & Design in 2000 with an honours degree in Fine Art, Sculpture.

In 2006, 2007 and 2009 she had solo exhibitions with Stone Gallery, Dublin and another with Wexford Arts Centre in 2011 entitled The Good Room. Talbot Gallery in Dublin hosted This is the Point of Contact, in 2013. She is currently developing a body of work for exhibition in Claremorris Gallery, Mayo in 2022.

Kate's work has been selected for national and international group exhibtions. She represented Ireland at Artisterium, Georgia's International Contemporary Art Exhibition in 2013 and was an invited artist at the Boyle Arts Festival 2014. She is among the artists representing Ireland in the Imago Mundi International Project.

In 2018, Kate exhibited at the Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin as part of the collaborative project Concerning the Other. During this year she took part in Wexford Arts Centre's exhibition of contemporary painting entitled And Creatures Dream... . In 2019, Kate's work was accepted into the RHA Annual Exhibition and Cairde Visual, the annual group exhibition at The Model Gallery, Sligo. Her work was shown at BEEP Painting Biennial in November 2020.

Kate was short-listed for the Golden Fleece Award in 2010 and was awarded the first prize Visual Arts Bursary by Wexford County Council in 2009. She was awarded an Artlinks bursary in 2017. Her work is in the collection of The Office of Public Works, Wexford County Council, Bank of Ireland, Wicklow County Council and in private collections.

Kate also pursues a community/collaborative practice, undertaking varied projects within a community context under such programmes as Wexford County Council's Creative Communities Scheme and other programmes. She worked for seven years on Wexford Arts Centre's Insight Education Programme during which time she also participated in the Living Arts Project 2014. In 2019 Kate completed the first artist's residency in Wexford General Hospital which was funded through Creative Ireland and Wexford County Council.

Rachel Rothwell

Assistant Artist

Born in Wexford, Rachel Rothwell studied ceramics at the Limerick School of Art and Design, graduating in 2012. In 2013, she spent 12 months in South Korea where she was an active member of both the Daejeon Arts Collective and the​ Professional Artist Network Korea (PANK)​, exhibiting regularly around the country. From 2015-2017, she lived and worked in Montreux, Switzerland where she was secretary and resident artist at the arts association ​Loft A46 ​before completing her MFA degree at the ​Haute École d’Art et de Design​ in Geneva in 2019.

Her work focuses on the process of self-definition, exploring the external factors that influence us as we try to make sense of whom we are. She uses a variety of materials to create abstract drawings, presenting her observations without judgement.

Social engagement and public interaction are a fundamental part of her practice. Examining the how’s and why’s of living together, she creates workshops and creative tools to support discussion and exchange. She has exhibited in several locations in Ireland, Switzerland, Finland and Germany as well as South Korea.

Rachel's artwork examines how humans interact with their environment, exploring the internal and external factors that influence us as we try to make sense of who we are. Social and civic questions are key strands including the notions of community and shared space. These questions are important for citizens of all ages to consider as we move forward living on an increasingly crowded planet, with the environment an ever-more present concern as we try to understand how we can truly 'live together’. Rachel works in a variety of media, ranging from ceramics and illustration to book making, installation and storytelling workshops.