31 August to 11 September
Jane Hayes is a Cork-based visual artist specialising in early childhood arts. Her two-week residency at Uillinn is an introduction to an anticipated longer relationship with the Arts Centre. Jane will use this initial time to deep dive back into her own studio practice and reflect on if and how it relates to her work with early childhood. Jane is a mum of two young children and an artist reemerging into the working world following maternity leave and Covid lockdown. Having space and time to dedicate to open ended experimentation, play and exploration is critical to this transitional phase in the artist's practice.
Jane has an extensive portfolio of quality Young People, Children and Education (YPCE) collaborations, creating projects, resources and creative encounters, often for early years. Collaborators include; Baboró, The Hunt Museum, Department of Education and Skills, NUI Galway and Small size European Network. She is passionate about the voice of the child in creative decision making, which is central to her current Creative Associate role with Creative Schools. Jane is also an artist with Helium Arts, the national children’s arts and health charity.
In her own practice Jane works across a range of medium including digital colleague, printmaking, painting and sculpture, and has exhibited in the UK, the USA & Spain. Jane’s work investigates objects, images and motifs that she encounters in her everyday life as well as those from her own childhood. She is currently visually exploring links between those and her identity as woman/mother/artist.
WCAC acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council and Cork County Council in making these residencies possible.