Curiosity Project will bring the exhibition off from the walls and into the hands of the child with playful interpretations, providing space to play, think, change and imagine.
‘Curiosity’ is a County Cork Culture Ireland supported project that invites children ages of 3 and 5 and their families, living in rural outreaches of West Cork to access our nationally recognised arts venue, for a cultural engagement with contemporary art and architecture, providing a formative experience that will reflect positively on their engagement with museums and galleries for life.
The project takes an experiential approach to including the child and their family that will echoes the principles set out in the Charter for Arts in Education, with particular emphasis on the creative process and quality engagement, ensuring artistic expressions are valued, self-esteem is enhanced, spontaneity and risk-taking are encouraged, and difference is celebrated. The methodology is based on the experience of, and learning from, our existing children’s programmes at WCAC including Discovery Box and Art Club.
The programme is delivered in five strands using key themes of drawn from the exhibition programme
An exhibition of artwork made by the children in the Uillinn Stairwell gallery the exhibition at Uillinn will bring the children from each of the groups together to see their work on display at a professional gallery.
The project this year will take place from February to June 2020 and Information on the project will be disseminated to community playgroups through Cork County Childcare (CCC).
Image above: Cruinniu na aÓg © Kevin O'Farrell 23-06-2018