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Second Level Schools

The second level schools programme aims to provide teachers and students with opportunities to engage with the arts across the curricula, through gallery tours, film screenings, performances and workshops.

Gallery Tours

Gallery tours are available for second level groups throughout the year. Gallery tours at Second Level can be of benefit to;

  • Art students; especially those at Leaving Certificate level who must answer questions on visiting a gallery in their exam. All groups can benefit from exposure to contemporary art practice, to broaden their understanding of what art can be, to inspire their own creativity, and to invite their own visual or written response to the work.
  • English students; exhibitions can be used as inspiration for creative writing, or for critical review. Successful responses can be submitted to West Cork Arts Centre for online publication.
  • TY students; as part of encouraging a wider appreciation of culture and exploring new experiences.

 Tours cost €2 per student and can be tailored to suit your students age, abilities and requirements. Booking is essential.


Second-level exhibition project

The Second-level Exhibition Project invites second level students to visit an exhibition at Uillinn and develop a project back in the classroom inspired by the exhibition and in response to a given brief. Artwork created as part of this project is then exhibited at Uillinn alongside work from other schools. Each year the project is based on a specific exhibition.

2016/17's exhibition project was based on the exhibition Et si on s'était trompé? / What If We Got it Wrong? , a group exhibition that took place in Autumn 2016 . The theme of the project was What If?  After a visit to the exhibition students were challenged to create work that explored potential futures. The artwork was shown in an exhibition in the stairwell gallery at Uillinn from 11 February - 11 March 2017.

2017/18's project will be based on the exhibition David Seeger: 80: Moving Still, a survey exhibition of work by David Seeger a pioneer in contemporary ceramic art, on the occasion of his 80th birthday. The exhibition opens from Saturday 4 November 2017. Second Level Schools wishing to participate will need to register for the project and book a date for a tour. They will then go on to develop their own work in response to the programme for exhibition during 2018. There is a fee of €3 per student to participate in the project. 




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