I was honoured to have been selected for the second year as one of the four artists awarded a residency in a local primary school, as part of the Living Arts Project 2016/17. This program was established in 2013 and is a partnership between The Arts Department of Wexford County Council, The Wexford Arts Centre and The Arts Council of Ireland. This year I got to work with the amazing kids and staff in Our Lady of Fatima school, Wexford town. Work made during the project was on exhibition in the Wexford Arts Centre in April/May 2017.
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I worked on the project in 2014/15 with the lovely children and teahers in Ballycullane National School in New Ross. (Here are two photos taken during the residency. Photo credit: Frank Abruzzese).
I have been so lucky to have had the opportunity to work with two great bunches of kids.
Below is a painting of mine called 'The Tooth Fairy', which was painted specifically for exhibition alongside the children's work. It is followed by a selection of the work made by the children during my residency.