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Siobhan McGibbon

Elemental Schools' Project
Siobhán McGibbon (Ireland)
7 January to 2 March, 2019

For her residency at Uillinn, Siobhán McGibbon is working with a group of 1st to 3rd class children and their teacher Nessa Cotter, from Scoil Naisiúnta an Droma Mhóir, Bantry to create artwork in response to the Elemental exhibition. The children take part in discussions on the artworks, learn about the artists involved and generate their own ideas and artwork. Using collage, drawing, sculpture, animation and more, they are creating artworks that will then become part of the exhibition for its final weeks in the gallery.

A launch of their work, for the children, their parents and the school will take place on Saturday 16 February at 12 noon. Everybody is welcome to come along and celebrate.

Elemental is an exhibition of contemporary sculpture, especially for children, with work by artists Caoimhe Kilfeather and Karl Burke and a creative response space designed and created by Anne Bradley, and curated by Cleo Fagan of Superprojects. Aimed especially at children up to 12 years, Elemental is an exhibition that invites children and people of all ages to encounter contemporary art through touch and movement, as well as sight. Leading artists Caoimhe Kilfeather and Karl Burke have transformed the galleries at Uillinn with their interactive, tactile sculptures and installations that explore scale, texture, space and light.

See the Superprojects website for futher details: Elemental Collaborative Commission

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