A virtual exhibition by Co. Louth care home residents.
Launches Wednesday 15th December and runs until 31st January 2022.
‘Pride of Place’ is a virtual art exhibition by Co. Louth care home residents and funded by Creative Ireland Creativity in Older People 2021. Over the past year artist Rozzi Kennedy has been working with the residents to help them develop their artistic skills and now their work will culminate in a group exhibition available to view online.
Twelve care homes took part in ‘Pride of Place’, Dealgan House Nursing Home & St Francis Nursing Home (Mount Oliver) in Dundalk, Carlingford Nursing Home, St Joseph’s Hospital and Moorehall Lodge in Ardee, Blackrock Abbey Nursing Home, Sunhill Nursing Home in Termonfeckin, St Peters Nursing Home in Castlebellingham, Boyne View House, St Mary’s Hospital, Aras Mhuire and Sisters of Mercy in Dundalk.
‘Pride of Place’ was developed as a follow on from such Creative Ireland collaborations between An Táin Arts Centre and Rozzi Kennedy as ‘Memories Matter’, which saw Rozzi work with the Birches Day Care Centre for Alzheimers and ‘Signed Sealed and Delivered’ where she sent Co Louth care home residents original paintings and began letter writing with them.
The exhibition launch will be 15th December at 7pm on An Táin Arts Centre’s Facebook page, where Paul Hayes, Director of An Táin Arts Centre will talk to artist Rozzi Kennedy and a selection of the residents and the activities co-ordinator from Blackrock Abbey Nursing Home, just one of the care homes involved in the project.