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Archive for August 2012
Helium has been working in partnership with Kildare County Council Arts Office to provide training, mentorship and support to fourteen artists engaged in an exciting programme at Barretstown Camp. In the spring, artists joined activity leaders at Barretstown to learn about their model of working with children with serious illnesses and their families. These artists have been invited to develop their own participatory arts projects during the Summer and Autumn Camps. To coincide with this opportunity, Helium has come on board for three training days, to assist artists to reflect on this learning experience; facilitating peer-learning, training and mentoring.
One day Continuing Professional Development workshop, Wednesday 31 October 2012, 10am – 4pm, Room 3015, Arts Building, Trinity College
The Waterford Healing Arts Trust and Create are delighted to be working together to co-host a one day learning opportunity for mid-career and established artists of all disciplines who work collaboratively in a range of different settings, including but not exclusively arts and health. The workshop will take place in Room 3015, Arts Building, Trinity College from 10am -4pm on Wednesday, 31 October 2012. Admission is €30 and this includes lunch.
Over 25 talented writers from the Killagoley Training & Activation Centre (K.T.A.C.) recently celebrated the launch of a new series of creative writing. A Window to our Words is a weekly series which will be featured in The Enniscorthy Echo newspaper.
Arts Ability is Wexford County Council’s arts and health programme. Arts Ability focuses on celebrating the artistic and creative imagination of people who experience mental health problems and/or intellectual / physical / sensory disabilities. Forthcoming exhibitions by Arts Ability CWCW (New Ross) Ltd Studio Group include:
The Cockleshell Gallery, Duncannon Fort, Co. Wexford
Opening on Friday 31 August 2012, 8.00pm
Exhibition opening times: Tuesday – Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm and Sunday 10.00am – 5.00pm (closed for lunch 1.00pm – 2.00pm)
Exhibition runs until Wednesday 31 October 2012
Later this autumn, a new book of creative writing and photographs will be published to acknowledge St. Senan’s Hospital, Enniscorthy. A feature of the local landscape for almost 150 years, the building has inspired this new collection supported by Wexford County Council, the HSE and the Arts Council. Twenty-nine writers from the Arts Ability Creative Writing programme will share some of their memories and stories from the hospital, alongside a new series of photographs by Rory Nolan.