This is a visual arts exhibition that New Quay school will be holding in the courthouse in Kinvara, from the 3rd – 12th of June. It is a show called “Creative Mapping.”
Principal of New Quay school, Mary Reidy, says the following about the project, “As a recipient of a Creative School grant award in 2020 New Quay National School is certainly busy these days! An after-school art appreciation programme has been re-established since Easter, this is offered as a free programme to children from 1stclass upwards and will continue up into the early part of June. This is facilitated by local parents Ellie Farrell and Cate King.
With the help of Creative Schools funding and guidance given by Ceara Conway, East-Clare artist Ruth Wood has taken the entire school through another visual process.
Both projects are focusing on ‘Mapping’ and especially look at the children’s journeys to school. The combined art works from school will form an exhibition to be shown in the Courthouse in Kinvara from the 3rd of June until the 12th.”
There will be an opening reception on Friday, the 3rd of June at 7pm and all are welcome.
Some information about Ruth Wood, the lead artist mentoring the children:
Ruth Wood is a visual artist based in West Clare.
She is a resident artist with Kilbaha Gallery, Co. Clare.
The following is a quote from Ruth:
“As a landscape painter I use line, colour and light to capture the unique qualities of the physical world of my locality. As an Art Educator I share my skills and experience to make a space for a diverse range of people to explore and communicate their visual expression. The balance of aesthetic value and creative expression underpins my facilitation style. I have received numerous residency awards from Clare Arts Office and the Department of Education. These include; Teacher and Artist Partnerships, Artist in School Schemes and Blast projects (Clare Education Centre).”