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

 

Editing Workshop with Jenny Brady at IMMA

In Jenny Brady's editing workshop in IMMA's Studio 5, participating students re-engaged with the video artwork they previously created with artist Clodagh Emoe, as part of 11 week project 'Everything is in Everything' at their school - Hartstown Community School, Dublin 15.

Shot by Jenny, this moving-image artwork was developed in collaboration by the students and Clodagh; using choreographed movement, objects, scriptwriting and performance - to explore themes of causality and regret in modern life. The purpose of Jenny's workshop was to facilitate the students to make editing decisions and to give direction to Jenny on how to edit the final draft of this film, using found footage harvested from YouTube; considerations of script, text, sound, imagery, and how best to communicate themes...
#unsungartofediting #waltermurch  #meaningincontext #movingimage #foundfootage

Drawing all around, with Beth O'Halloran

In her drawing workshop for Junior Infants at Bracken ETNS artist Beth O'Halloran and the children looked at how drawing and line can be seen anywhere, when one takes time to look...

Children looked at 'drawings' made by planes, spiders, snails, raindrops...Beth introduced them to the idea that animals might make drawings with their bodies. She read them the story 'The Snail and the Whale' by Julia Donaldson, where a humble little snail writes (or draws) an important message for his whale friend.  Following this they went into the garden and together used magnifying glasses to explore the surfaces of the garden, and locate such incidental drawings. They then made drawings of their own, using both usual and unusual methods and materials such as lemon juice, feet, hands, markers and seeds. #drawingallaround #childrenarenaturals

Animations by Aideen Barry and 4th Classes

Take a look at the amazing work 'Animating Nature & Animating Architecture' created by 4th Classes and artist Aideen Barry, at Bracken ETNs, Balbriggan.....

'My favourite moment was when we watched our cartoons. It made me feel like a real artist.'

- 4th Class student, 9

#magicmagicmagic #thestudiothathasnoroof 

The Chase! With Amanda Coogan

In these workshops at Bracken ETNS, performance artist Amanda Coogan and participating children used costume, props, music and gesture to create wildly imaginative performances that took place in the garden.

Amanda started her workshop by showing the children some images of her work, bringing attention to the use of costume and props to create character. She told the children how she made these costumes and props herself. She introduced the idea of gesture or 'action' through 'dabbing', a move that all the students knew well. She then played Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto in D minor and asked them what kind of scenes the music evoked in their imagination. Themes of jeopardy and pursuit emerged: animals being chased by a king who wanted to eat them, animals running from the pound, the titanic; witches, wizards, ninjas, fairies, robbers - all chasing through the forest. Within the classroom and garden each of the two classes alternatively created an installation of a mountain and a river; and a series of vivid costumes. #freeplay #musicandimagination #artandthebody #wearableartworks  #amazingimaginations

Animation magic with Aideen Barry

In Aideen Barry's workshops at Bracken ETNS she invited participating 4th Class children to make individual drawing animations and a collaborative stop-motion animation. For her drawing animation workshop she showed the students some of her own animated work including Levitating - a work where she appeared to be hovering above the surface of the ground as she went about her day. She told the children that it took 12 images to make one second of an animation. Giving them 12 sheets of animation paper each, she asked them to close their eyes and imagine something happening in the garden that they could turn into an animation - ants battling, spiders spinning, flowers growing, worms wriggling.... In her next workshop she and the class made a collaborative stop-motion animation using cardboard boxes as props. #stopmotion #drawing #movingimages #artmagic #thestudiothathasnoroof

Animations coming soon! 

Superfolk workshop at Bracken ETNS

Superfolk's workshop gave consideration to what animals we share our locality with, as well as to seeing the intriguing traces they leave behind, visible when we take close inspection...

'Fur, feathers, crumbs, footprints, skin shedding, nests, dens, droppings, smells...' The workshop included a hunt for animal prints hidden throughout the garden, some detective work discovering identity of prints and, back in the classroom, the creation of individual stamps and a collaborative print. #animaldetectives #observing #natureallaround #artimitatingnature #thestudiothathasnoroof

New short film....The studio that has no roof

This short film features some of the workshop programme highlights from The studio that has no roof project from June - October 2016. Featuring short clips from wonderful workshops with artists Stephen Brandes, Dragana Jurisic and Atsushi Kaga. Film by Jenny Brady. Still image by Dragana Jurisic. 

Playtime Symposium at VISUAL, Carlow

Superprojects and partners zero-degree machine will be presenting the Studio that has no roof project at VISUAL Carlow, as part of their Playtime Symposium - 'a day of talks and workshops on play, its relationship to culture and the arts. and a child's right to play and access to the arts and culture. Through a series of keynotes, workshops and panel discussions we will consider, play in the urban realm and play as part of our cultural institutions.'

Happening from 10am on Thursday 4th May.
More info here

 

New 10-week project with Clodagh Emoe has begun

Having worked at Hartstown Community School and Fingal Arts Office with the Waves project in 2016 we are back once more with artist Clodagh Emoe. In this 10-week project Clodagh and the 4th year students will create a collaborative artwork. Decisions such as the type of artwork and where it will be situated will be reached by the students themselves. The project has two phases - the first is characterised by focused artistic research and philosophical enquiry (current phase). The second by artistic experimentation and production. During a trip to IMMA today they viewed the work of artist Jac Leirner and the piece I reached inside myself through time by Dennis McNulty. In these works, the use of everyday materials - airplane tickets, rulers, building materials, coloured gels - opened up a world of artistic possibilities for the visiting students. In next week's workshop writer Sue Rainsford will visit the school to do a workshop that will focus on script-writing within contemporary art. 
#IMMA  #thestuffofeveryday  #trivialnottrivial  #jacleirner  #dennismcnulty  #soundinart

 

  

Ships Passing in the Night video artwork at The Hugh Lane Gallery

The beautiful video artwork Ships Passing in the Night by artist James Ó hAodha, made in collaboration with children from the Dodder Sea Scouts and Dublin Sikh community, is available to see at The Hugh Gallery, Parnell Square. Until the end of March. 

For more information: Hugh Lane
For more information on project: Ships Passing in the Night

#morsecode #beaconing #signsandsymbols #communication #identity 

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ALIGHT!

CoisCéim BROADREACH have been doing excellent work with younger and older audiences in Ringsend, Irishtown, Sandymount and Pearse Street, as part of Dublin's Culture Connects' project ALIGHT! (project managed by Superprojects' Cleo Fagan). Centred around themes of journeys, the project has its very own orange double-decker bus, designed by visual artist Vanessa Daws in collaboration with St. Patrick's NS, Ringsend and Talk About Youth, St Andrew's Resource Centre. Project artists choreographer Muirne Bloomer and performer Hugh Brown have been working with various community groups in Ringsend, Irishtown, Pearse Street and Sandymount to produce exciting TOURS that include include storytelling and performances and also include connecting with cultural institutions The Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, The National Gallery, as well as The James Joyce Museum, Sandycove. #dublinscultureconnects  #BROADREACH  #community  #nationalgallery #hughlane #jamesjoycemuseum

Film on Ships Passing in the Night now online!

Jenny Brady's documentation film (just over 5 minutes in length) captures some of the story and processes of the Ships Passing in the Night project with artist James Ó hAodha and children from the Dublin Sikh community and Dodder Sea Scouts. Take a look! This project is one of a set of projects with Dublin's Culture Connects

A snippet from the Ships Passing in the Night project...

This very short film on the Ships Passing in the Night project shows some of the work artist James Ó hAodha and participating children made on their most recent (and final) session together. Their final collaborative artwork will be a moving-image piece that ties together the varied strands of the project and uses light and darkness as a medium... This film will be screened at The Hugh Lane Gallery in late January 2017. Ships Passing in the Night is part of Dublin's Culture Connects - a city-wide community based arts project run by Dublin City Council. 


I was here! by Atsushi Kaga now installed...

Atsushi Kaga has completed three permanent artworks for the school garden at Bracken ETNS, Balbriggan. In his neon work 'I was here!' he elevates the commonplace scribble often seen on the exterior of copybooks to a large and permanent position on the wall of the garden. The style of the text is based on the 5th class children’s own handwriting.   #thestudiothathasnoroof #atsushikaga #brackenetns