Salt and Pepper
Stairway and Link Galleries
12 July to 10 September
Salt and Pepper is a group of LGBTQ+ elders who met on the park benches of west Cork for the month of May. In June we brought the collected stories into the workshop at Uillinn to create this exhibition. Artist Toma McCullim worked with her peers to create collective artworks which muse on our life journeys. The willow tree will bow but not break talks about acts of memorial. The red ribbons remind us of the tragic toll of AIDS took. Now hung on the tree in the Irish folk tradition they represent rituals of healing. This is the map started from a conversation about the young us that had no idea of what life would have in store as we grew older. I was the only lesbian I knew. There was no map...only... ‘beyond here be monsters’.
Images: Salt and Pepper, image by Toma McCullim, 2022
Draw Mind Matters Exhibition
Stairwell and Link Galleries
27 June to 1 September
A selection of work from a group of young people from Draw Mind Matters sessions here at Uillinn.
Draw Mind Matters is an innovative art project which invites young people to express their experience of life in Ireland today through drawing, painting, photography, and street art with artist Tomasz Madajczak.
Find out more and watch their video here.
WCAC acknowledges the financial support of Arts Council Ireland and Cork County Council in making these exhibitions possible.