Art in Action

Art in Action at UillinnArt in Action
11 January to 22 February 2020
Opening Saturday 11 January at 2.00 pm with an indoor picnic. 

An interactive, multimedia exhibition for children with work by Basia Bańda + Tomasz Relewicz, Ewa Bone + Ewa Kozubal, Tomasz Madajczak, Krzysztof Matuszak, Aleksandra Ska and Hubert Wińczyk.
Curated by Bartosz Nowak in collaboration with MOS: Municipal Art Centre, Gorzów Wielkopolsk, Poland.,nID,6164

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

For information on booking your preschool or school group a visit to the exhibition please see here.

See here for an adult's perspective, written by Robert Harris of The Roaring Water Journal.

Leading Polish artists have transformed the galleries with their interactive, tactile sculptures and installations that explore scale, space, sound and light. 

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 Art in Action at Uillinnto support the engagement of children with visual art and contemporary artists. See here for further information

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."


Art in Action a project with Cappabue NS, initiated by Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre and Public Engagement Assistant Kate McElroy exploring the ideas of Art in Action at Uillinn.


Supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute 




Images above: Enjoying the installation in Gallery II, photograph by Robert Harris
The James O'Driscoll Gallery at Uillinn. 


WCAC acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council and Cork County Council

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