Uillinn Connect

Uillinn Connect Programme

As we are closed to the public currently we are using our social media to keep connected with you, please follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for regular activities, images and updates. 
Uillinn Connect is our new programme responding to our current global situation. The programme seeks to find new ways to connect artworks, artists and the public. We're focusing our regular programme and also creating new ones that reach out everyone keeping safe at home.
We begin the week with a new post from our guest blogger Stella Gilfert every Monday, see our Blog here. Stella Gilfert studied Fine Art at the Braunschweig University of Art, Germany and is currently completing a master's degree in art education. Stella has engaged in diverse types of educational programmes including contributing to the educational work at the Museum Wolfenbüttel where she will start a traineeship in museum work following completion of her current role as Public Engagement Placement at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre in May. 

Uillinn Connect - Daily Art Activity
Posted daily on our Facebook event, follow this link
An online connecting activity for primary school-age children and their parents, every morning at 11am from Monday to Friday with Public Engagement Assistant Kate McElroy and intern Stella Gilfert (now interning remotely from Germany).
Taking inspiration from our primary schools exhibition Connecting, Gabhann Dunne's exhibition Committed to Falling and William Bock's exhibition Land Walks Land Talks Land Marks, we are sharing a daily art activity for families to create at home.
'We don't stop playing because we grow old,
We grow old because we stop playing'

George Bernard Shaw
Use the hastag: #UillinnConnect on social media or email photographs of your work to info@westcorkartscentre.com so we can connect the work together! We will compile all the images at the end for an online exhibition of the work! Shared on social media and archived on our web here.

And We'll All Fly Together
Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre's Curiosity project connecting pre-school children with the residents and staff of West Cork Community Hospitals during COVID-19. Sarah Ruttle along with Uillinn's Programme Manager: Education and Community and Arts for Heath Coordinator Justine Foster, devised a project to connect children with the community hospitals. See here for more information on this project. 

Uillinn Connect - Weekly Art Activity for Adults
Posted each Saturday at 12 noon on Facebook, follow this link.
An online connecting activity for adults, every Saturday at 12 noon with Public Engagement Assistant Kate McElroy. Taking inspiration from Gabhann Dunne's exhibition Committed to Falling and William Bock's exhibition Land Walks Land Talks Land Marks, we are sharing a weekly art activity for adults to create at home.
Shared on social media and archived on our web here.

Uillinn Connect - Behind the scenes
We are working to virtually bring together our Rusty Frog Youth Theatre for weekly sessions online with organisational and facilitator supports coming from YTI which have mobilised a zoom network of facilitators nationwide. Rusty Frog Youth Theatre connected for the first time on 31 March using Zoom. They will continue to meet weekly for fun activities and rehearsal of their radio play. 

Alan Foley Academy of Dance - Our 100 Young Dancers are taking turns to daily post their stretches and dance practice from their homes. AFAD Facebook Group for students and their parents for regular updates and lots of online resources. 

We are connecting with our Arts for an Active Mind participants by telephone and the facilitator Paul Cialis is designing a postcard project to send to each other beginning 30 March 2020. Arts for an Active Mind are now connected using WhatsApp for their at home and in the garden project. Discussions are happening and the connection is daily. 

We have three Arts for Health programmes that aim to maintain our connection with participants, staff and artists at Castletownbere, Dunmanway, Skibbereen and Schull Community Hospitals. Check out the Arts for Health, West Cork website https://artsforhealthwestcork.com/artistic-events-and-news/ for updates.  

Uillinn Connect - Exhibitions
Online videos and daily posts on aspects of Gabhann Dunne's exhibition Committed to Falling and William Bock's exhibition Land Walks Land Talks Land Marks including online streaming of elements of the Land Talks programme.

  • Online screening of Pine Square by Michael Holly and Lauren Guillery took place on Thursday 12 March, the film was made available for viewing for 24 hours. 
  • Live streaming of a talk by Peter Tadd - A Conversation with Nature, live streamed on Saturday 21 March from the gallery on the Land Talks Facebook page.
  • Online presentation by Artist in Residence, Pascal Ungerer of Marginal Spaces, pre-recorded and uploaded to Facebook event and YouTube at 1.30 pm on Tuesday 31 March
  • Uriel Orlow - Online Film Screening followed by Q&A via ZOOM, Thursday 2 April at 7.00 pm. See Facebook event for further details.
  • Saturday 4 April. An online multicultural lunch. We will be gathering for a virtual lunch and conversation on the Zoom platform with guests Vukašin Nedeljković, Zoë O Reilly, William Bock and individuals from Clonakilty Lodge Direct Provision, participants of Bock's Land Walks Project. The conversation will be recorded on Zoom and broadcast on Land Talks Facebook and shared on Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre Facebook, later on Saturday.

Uillinn Connect - Film

  • All of our video content is uploaded to our YouTube channel which you can find here: YouTube
  • Screen and Chats will happen each Thursday evening at 5 pm, with video links posted to individual events on our Facebook page and live chats on our twitter accounts - Uillinn and Arts for Health, West Cork
  • First Screen and Chat - Online Launch of The Sea on Thursday 9 April


Top image by students at Urhans NS, next by Kate McElroy, lower a photograph of afad_dance instagram feed.
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