Welcome Rayne Booth and Claire Power!

Superprojects is really delighted to welcome Rayne Booth and Clare Power as guest curators to the curatorial team for Superprojects 2020 programmes. Stay posted for more news on 2020 happenings…

Come to Visual on Culture Night!

Elemental - Superprojects’ child centred contemporary sculpture exhibition with work by Caoimhe Kilfeather and Karl Burke is coming to Visual, Carlow! Opening on Culture Night, 20th September, the artists’ work will transform the galleries into spaces that welcome tactility and movement. Also featuring a specially commissioned response space with creative toys inspired by the artists’ work, by Anne Bradley. All welcome! Continues until 9th January 2020.

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#scaleandthebody #line #tactileartworks

Monto Cruinniú – Plasticine Portrait workshop at park on Foley Street - all welcome!

Superprojects is delighted to be working with Dublin City Arts Office to bring you the Monto Cruinniú Plasticine Portrait workshop with artist Olivia Normille, as part of the Dublin City Arts Office’s input into the nationwide-wide celebrations for Cruinniú na nÓg. All ages welcome!
Details: 12pm-1.30pm | 2pm-3.30pm on 15th June at the park on Foley Street, Dublin 1.
More information here: https://cruinniu.creativeireland.gov.ie/event/monto-cruinniu-plasticine-portraits/

Work by artists Mary Fitzgerald and Christopher Mahon chosen to add to the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown municipal art collection

As part of the Art of Choice project, participants were given the task of collectively researching and selecting artworks to add to the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown municipal art collection. We are delighted to announce that their final choice is work by artists Christopher Mahon and Mary Fitzgerald.

This film documents the process of the project. Videography by Paudie Baggott / Escapepod Media

#collectivecollecting #christophermahon #maryfitzgerald

Amazing work by students of Dromore National School and artist Siobhan McGibbon, joins the work of Caoimhe Kilfeather and Karl Burke in the Elemental exhibition

Artworks created by artist Siobhan McGibbon and students from Dromore National School, Bantry, are now on exhibition alongside the work of Caoimhe Kilfeather and Karl Burke at the Elemental exhibition at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre. In response to the work of Caoimhe and Karl they created a ‘fort’ for hiding and spying, periscopes as a tool for smaller people to see over the balcony, sculptural maquettes and a stop-motion animation that explored illusion…

#bychildrenforchildren #artgalleriesareforkidstoo

New film documents primary-school student artists blending science fact and science fiction, in the Human Being and Human Becoming project

The new film below, documents some of the processes and outcomes of Siobhan McGibbon’s artist-residency at Scoil Chroi Iosa in Galway. Siobhan and a group of Third Class children worked together over 9 sessions using the scientific research that informs Siobhans’s own practice as a starting point in the creation of their own imaginative works that blended science fiction and science fact. The resulting artworks were exhibited in Galway Arts Centre in October 2018, as part of Baboro International Children’s Arts Festival.

Also featured is The Art & Philosophy programme with education curator Katy Fitzpatrick and professor in the philosophy of education Aislinn O’Donnell, who worked with the children and Siobhan to open up these complex ideas and themes further. Some of the original group were joined by two new groups of students from Claddagh NS, Galway.

Duration of film - 11 minutes.
Videographer - Louise Manifold.

Elemental at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre now open!

An exhibition of contemporary sculpture, especially for children, with work by artists Caoimhe Kilfeather and Karl Burke, and creative response space designed and created by Anne Bradley.

Aimed especially at children aged 4-12, Elemental is an exhibition that invites children and people of all ages to encounter contemporary art through touch and movement, as well as sight. Leading artists Caoimhe Kilfeather and Karl Burke have transformed the galleries with their interactive, tactile sculptures and installations that explore scale, texture, space and light. Elemental contains a major commission from Caoimhe Kilfeather, with artworks that suggest an imagined forest of both indoor and outdoor elements. Practising primary school teacher and trained artist Anne Bradley has created ‘The Make Space’ – a calm room where children can take time to creatively respond to the themes and materials of the works on exhibition.

12th January - 2nd March 2019
Curated by Superprojects

#touchsightmovement #thebodyandspace #contemporaryartandplay

The Art of Choice - young people work collaboratively to acquire a piece of work for the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council art collection

Over the last number of weeks, Superprojects curator Cleo Fagan has been working with a group of young people (age 16-25 years) to research and select a contemporary artwork(s) to add to the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown municipal art collection. The aim of the project is to provide a temporary context for the interests and ideas of young people to inform the acquisition process for the collection. In undertaking this role, the group have entered into a process of learning about the artistic practices of an exciting range of professional artists. The group have seen the work of Neil Carroll, Dragana Jurisic, Hannah Fitz, Christopher Mahon, Mark Joyce, Niamh McCann, Mary Fitzgerald, Atsushi Kaga, Brian Fay, Emma Roche, Samuel Laurence Cunnane, Laura Fitzgerald, Bassam Al Sabah, Marcel Vidal and Joanne Reid. Visits to galleries have included The Kerlin Gallery, The Hugh Lane Gallery, The Project Arts Centre, The Oonagh Young Gallery, The RHA Gallery, Motherstankstation and The Green on Red Gallery. Also included were talks with independent curator Aisling Prior and Collections curator from The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Claire Walsh.

The group are due to make their final selection in December…

A Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office project, funded by Creative Ireland. The project was initially proposed by the Grainstore, dlr's youth arts facility, and has been developed and co-ordinated in conjunction with Superprojects curator Cleo Fagan.

Art & Philosophy at Galway Arts Centre

Education Curator Katy Fitzpatrick and Professor in the Philosophy of Education Aislinn O’Donnell brought their exciting Art & Philosophy programme to the exhibition Human Being and Human Becoming at Galway Arts Centre. This exhibition features work by artist Siobhan McGibbon and collaborating artist-students from Scoil Chroi Iosa.

For the Art & Philosophy programme, Aislinn and Katy joined Siobhan and children from Scoil Chroi Iosa to work with 2nd and 5th Class students from another local Galway school - Claddagh NS. The Art & Philosophy programme ‘introduces students and their teachers to both philosophical enquiry and contemporary art practice. Centred on the voice, ideas, experiences, and imagination of children, it aims to cultivate and support their aesthetic responses, their imaginations, and their desire and curiosity to explore big questions about identity, becoming and what it means to be human.’

The artwork in this exhibition and the Art & Philosophy programme together provided participating students with an enquiring and fun platform to think about the future, the nature of existence, bio-technology, the body, art and more…

#ouranimalcousins #bigquestions #prolongedlooking #art+philosophy #art+philosophy+science

Artwork made with children for children - Human Being and Human Becoming exhibition at Galway Arts Centre

This exhibition is part of Baboró International Arts Festival for Children and includes sculptural, audio and collage work by artist Siobhan McGibbon and her fellow artists - students from Scoil Chroi Iosa. Together, they have worked to imagine a future world where advances in science have transformed the human body into something quite different from what we know today…The work has emerged from an artist-residency that Siobhan did at the school over 9 sessions from May - June 2018.

Exhibition open until 27th October.

Installation of exhibition at Galway Arts Centre has begun!

Some shots from the first day of installation of Human Being and Human Becoming exhibition at Galway Arts Centre. Artist Siobhan McGibbon arrived this afternoon and has started work….she will be joined by her collaborating artists, students from Scoil Chroi Iosa, on Thursday!
#stayposted #contemporaryartbychildren #contemporaryartforchildren

First glimpse of Caoimhe Kilfeather work for Uillinn

Last week, Superprojects curator Cleo Fagan took a visit to the studio of artist Caoimhe Kilfeather and had the exciting experience of seeing a model of her work for the exhibition in Uillinn: West Cork Art Centre, January 2019. This work is being created especially for an audience of children. Coaimhe made the model (see image) in order to determine what size her works should be to best fit the exhibition space. Caoimhe used the gallery's architectural drawings to build this 'scale model'. The exhibition at Uillinn will also include a collaborative commission with artist Siobhan McGibbon and local school group, as well as work by artist Karl Burke. 
#planninganexhibition #howartistswork #scale #treehouse #enclosures

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National Programme - Contemporary Art FOR and BY Children

Superprojects is delighted to announce that between 2018 and 2020, in partnership with Galway Arts Centre, Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, and Carlow VISUAL, it will be working on a national exhibition and engagement programme that will allow children to explore ideas of consciousness and the body; through viewing, discussing and responding to contemporary art creatively.

The programme includes a major commission of work by artist Caoimhe Kilfeather, and the commissioning of artist Siobhan McGibbon to make work collaboratively with children in a number of schools. Sculptural work by artist Karl Burke will also feature, as will a temporary response room - ‘The Make Space’ - designed by trained artist and practising primary school teacher Anne Bradley. The ‘Art & Philosophy’ initiative, with education curator Katy Fitzpatrick and professor in the philosophy of education Aislinn O’Donnell, will engage school groups in discursive and creative sessions that involve a series of questions, tasks and exercises; designed to enhance participating students’ experience of responding to the works on exhibition.  

The first of these exhibitions and programmes is Human Being and Human Becoming, opening on the 15th October 2018 at Galway Arts Centre, as part of Baboró International Arts Festival for Children. The exhibition will feature work by Siobhan McGibbon and third class children from Scoil Chroí Íosa, who together have created their own science fiction, speculating on what transhuman possibilities the future may hold for the human body.  

For more information on Siobhan McGibbon’s artist-residency at Scoil Chroí Íosa, Galway, May - June, see here.

These commissions and programmes are made possible through the support of The Arts Council.

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Tattooed wax hands partially inspired by the strange cellular regenerative powers of newts, and the similarity between their mating dance and The Floss...

A small glimpse of some the work by artist Siobhan McGibbon and Scoil Chroi Iosa students for forthcoming Baboró International Arts Festival exhibition at Galway Arts Centre...Superprojects paid a visit to artist Siobhan McGibbons' studio in West Cork today where Siobhan was working on 'tattooing' the students' scanned drawings onto the wax limbs they had previously created, using moulding and casting, on their residency with Siobhan. This work, and more, will be exhibited at the Galway Arts Centre's exhibition 'Human Being and Human Becoming', as part of Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, from 15th - 21st October
#futurebodies #transhumanism #imagingingthelivesofotherbeings

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Film on Everything is in Everything

Please feel free to take a look at documentation film on project Everything is in Everything, with artists Clodagh Emoe, Jenny Brady and students from Hartstown Community School, D 15. We are really proud of this great project, the work of the students, and the film that documents it all so well. 

Artist Residency with Siobhan McGibbon begins in Scoil Chroí Íosa, Galway

Artist Siobhan McGibbon and third class students begin their artistic adventures into the exciting world of transhumanism, biotechnology and possible futures...Over the next 9 sessions they will research ideas and produce work that will be exhibited at The Galway Arts Centre as part of Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, this October 2018.

The studio that has no roof - film now online!

This 9-minute film documents the commission of the outdoor social space by zero-degree machine and gardener Niall Maxwell, artworks by artist Atsushi Kaga and a range of artist-led workshops; all at Bracken ETNS, Balbriggan. #contemporaryartforchildren

Still image by Dragana Jurisic

Some photos from Everything is in Everything screening at IMMA....

Some shots from a fun and special at IMMA for the premiere screening of moving-image artwork 'The Butterfly Effect', created by artists Clodagh Emoe, Jenny Brady and students from Hartstown Community School, working in collaboration. Also screened was the documentation film on the project 'Everything is in Everything' - shot and edited by Jenny Brady. 

Project artist Clodagh Emoe, introducing the moving-image work 'The Butterfly Effect', prior to the screening

Project artist Clodagh Emoe, introducing the moving-image work 'The Butterfly Effect', prior to the screening

FRONT ROW (from left): Students from Hartstown Community School; Paul Reid, CE Fingal County Council; Councillor Mary McCamley, Mayor of Fingal; students from Hartstown Community School SECOND ROW (from left): Sue Rainsford, writer; Julie Clarke, Youth and Education Officer, Fingal Arts Office; Anne Moylan, teacher, Hartstown Community School; Students from Hartstown Community School with Clodagh Emoe, artist and Cleo Fagan, Superprojects curator THIRD AND FORTH ROWS: Students from Hartstown Community School

FRONT ROW (from left): Students from Hartstown Community School; Paul Reid, CE Fingal County Council; Councillor Mary McCamley, Mayor of Fingal; students from Hartstown Community School
SECOND ROW (from left): Sue Rainsford, writer; Julie Clarke, Youth and Education Officer, Fingal Arts Office; Anne Moylan, teacher, Hartstown Community School; Students from Hartstown Community School with Clodagh Emoe, artist and Cleo Fagan, Superprojects curator
THIRD AND FORTH ROWS: Students from Hartstown Community School

From left - Cledia, Patricia, Jevic - students from Hartstown Community School

From left - Cledia, Patricia, Jevic - students from Hartstown Community School

From left - Julie Clarke, Youth and Education Officer, Fingal Arts Office; Paul Reid, CE Fingal County Council; Anne Cradden, artist; Orla Kelly, artist

From left - Julie Clarke, Youth and Education Officer, Fingal Arts Office; Paul Reid, CE Fingal County Council; Anne Cradden, artist; Orla Kelly, artist

Superprojects to present at The Arts in Education Portal National Day

We are delighted to be one of the presenters at The Arts in Education Portal National Day on Saturday 21st April in Maynooth University

See here for details of all presentations and workshops on the day. The programme 'reflects a broad range of projects, approaches and art forms from within the arts and education sectors; both practical and theoretical'.

Book here