Zoom @Hugh Lane Gallery

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Zoom @ Hugh Lane Gallery

Through this project we aim to enable the creative potential of children through the looking at artwork on display and the making of art during an artist-led workshop arising from what the children will have seen and discussed.

The over-arching theme of this project, which is initially aimed of twenty-six primary schools throughout Dublin city, is to introduce children to the Hugh Lane Gallery, its collection and temporary exhibitions and through discussion and looking more closely, to become more familiar with particular artworks and delve deeply into visual art practice. The project includes a pre-visit to the participating schools when the children are introduced to the project and artworks from the Gallery. During their visits to the Hugh Lane, children and their teachers are introduced to visual art and encouraged to hone in closely to observe and find sometimes overlooked aspects of an artwork. By using this zoomed in approach it is hoped to encourage the children to look from the general to the particular, to develop their observation skills, and to share and articulate the reasons behind their choices.  Following their discussions and sketching in the Gallery, artist-led workshops in the Hugh Lane's dedicated education studio space further explore the themes arising from their looking and the children will make artwork in a variety of media based on their artistic exploration. Green screen animation is also used to capture the thoughts and ideas arising from their visit.

Between December 2018-June 2019, the following schools have participated in Zoom@Hugh Lane Gallery:

Scoil na mBrathar Senior School, North Brunswick St, Dublin 7; St Catherine West NS, Donore Ave, Dublin 8; Gaelscoil Bharra, Cabra, Dublin 7; St Mary’s NS, Fairview, Dublin 3; St Columba’s NS, North Strand, Dublin 3; St Brigid’s Primary School, Haddington Rd, Dublin 4; St Audeon’s NS, Dublin 8; St Malachy’s NS, Finglas, Dublin 11; North Bay Educate Together NS, Kilbarrack, Dublin 5; San Vinseann Cailiní, North William St, Dublin 1; St Mary’s Primary School, Dorset Street, Dublin 7; Banríon na nAingeal, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10; St Vincent’s Primary School, Glasnevin, Dublin 11; Bantiarna na mBuanna, Ballymun, Dublin 9; St Mary’s NS, Donnybrook, Dublin 4; St Patrick’s GNS, Ringsend, Dublin 4; St Ultan’s NS, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10; Scoil an tSeachtar Laoch, Ballymun Rd, Dublin 11; Holy Trinity SNS, D13; Harold’s Cross NS, D6; Scoil Úna Naofa, D12; St Catherine's Senior School, D7;  St Joseph's NS, D17; Our Lady Immaculate SNS, Darndale, D17; St Gabriel’s NS, D7; Ranelagh Multi Denominational School, D6


Zoom@HughLaneGallery short film

This lovely, vibrant and humorous film produced by artist Liliane Puthod can be viewed here and well done again to all the participating artists for the super work made with the over 800 children from 26 schools so far in Phase I of Zoom@HughLaneGallery (Dec 18-June 2019)

Click here to see the film


Phase II of Zoom@HughlaneGallery with an additional 26 schools has already begun.

Zoom@HughLaneGallery is curated by Jessica O'Donnell, Head of Education and Community Outreach, e. JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING and  Liliane Puthod, Project Facilitator, e. JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING

Zoom@Hugh Lane Gallery is supported by Dublin City Council and the Creative Ireland Programme, an all-of-Government five-year initiative, from 2017 to 2022, which places creativity at the centre of public policy. Further information from https://www.creativeireland.gov.ie/en #creativeireland

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