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…
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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 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.
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 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.
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'.
You are cordially invited to....
Completely delighted and excited to be shortlisted with architect Donal Lally/zero-degree machine and artist Alan Butler for Fingal Arts Office's Infrastructure programme. #collaboration
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
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
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