Art in Action at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen


Date(s) - 11/01/2020 - 22/02/2020
10:00 am - 4:45 pm

Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre





An interactive multimedia exhibition

especially for children

11 January – 22 February 2020
Curated by Bartosz Nowak

in collaboration with

MOS: Municipal Art Centre, Gorzów Wielkopolsk, Poland.

Aimed especially at children aged 4-12, Art in Action is an exhibition at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen that invites children and people of all ages to encounter and interact with contemporary art.

Leading Polish artists Basia Bańda + Tomasz Relewicz, Ewa Bone + Ewa Kozubal, Tomasz Madajczak, Krzysztof Matuszak, Aleksandra Ska and Hubert Wińczyk have transformed the galleries with their interactive, tactile sculptures and installations that explore scale, space, sound and light. The exhibition runs from 11 January – 22 February.

This exhibition is a meeting of children and artists. The eight artists included in the exhibition have created interactive artworks that involve children in the co-creation of the works presented in the gallery. Encouraging children to participate in their construction and reconstruction allows them to experience artistic processes in action. The exhibition and accompanying events are focused on enabling children to develop creativity, self-confidence and curiosity, explore the world, to communicate and to think critically, demonstrating that art is primarily a way of experiencing and building mutual relations with the environment, other people and oneself.

On Monday 13 January at 1.00pm, Uillinn is hosting a Lunchtime Discussion around children and visual art. The discussion is open to all those working in the area of art and children, who are interested in exploring how better to support the engagement of children with visual art and contemporary artists.

Curator Bartosz Nowak has developed this exhibition around a series of questions – ‘What is art? Artists use different methods – images, objects, actions, as well as their own bodies – to communicate with the surrounding world. What is it that they want to say? Might it be that they try to share their questions with us? Are you an artist? At what point can you call your expression art? What is it that you really want to say?’.

Ann Davoren, Director of Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, says, “This is a wonderful opportunity for children and people of all ages to explore contemporary artworks through the senses and to respond to the ideas and materials of the exhibition. We are delighted to be working with Bartosz Nowak and the eight artists involved who will draw us into the work and through the exhibition in different and exciting ways.”


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