Walk with Light

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Dublin City Council North East Inner City Project with Sheriff St and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane


Walk with Light is a Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane Education project in collaboration with St. Laurence O'Toole Recreation Centre, Sheriff Street. A display of artwork made by children from St. Laurence O'Toole Recreation Centre, Sheriff Street as part of this six weeks project during July and August is now on display at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. The Lord Mayor of Dublin Ardmhéara Mícheál MacDonncha said of the children’s artwork at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane that “It is wonderful to see the children learning through visual art and through their enjoyable visits to the Gallery to build on the successful links between the Hugh Lane Gallery and the local community. Tugann an ealaíon deis tabhachtach do na páistí oideachas níos leithne a fhorbairt.”

Each Monday and Friday art workshops exploring a variety of media and techniques took place in Sheriff Street and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. Led by artists from the Hugh Lane’s education panel, the children explored themes inspired by the collection and the concepts of nature, light, traces and journey.

This display is accompanied by a short film highlighting the artistic journeys made by the children each week.

Our short film documenting the project can be viewed here: Walk With Light FILM

Our thanks to all of the fifteen children who participated in the project and to the staff of St. Laurence O'Toole, Recreation Centre Sheriff St; to the artists Janine Davidson, Jane Fogarty, Beth O’Halloran, Rebecca Shelford and Anna Carey; to the artists assistants Barbara O’Connell, Frances Coghlan, Emma O’Toole and Marie Farrington; and to Rose Kenny, South East and Central Area Manager; and Bláthnaid Conlon and Ursula Donnellan, North East Inner City Project Office.

The Hugh Lane’s Education programme is curated by Jessica O’Donnell, Head of Education and Liliane Puthod, Assistant Education Curator. Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane’s Education and Community Project with Sheriff St Recreation Centre is funded by Dublin City Council’s NEIC Programme Office and is part of the North East Inner City Initiative funded by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government.

For further information please contact: Jessica O’Donnell, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 Tel. 01 2225558. Email: JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING . www.hughlane.ie