A Space to Create
The Hugh Lane Gallery’s ten months collaboration with the CDETB Foundations Project sought to oﬀer children caught up in the uncertainty of living in temporary accommodation opportunities for enjoying the creative space and immersion in the cultural life of their city, Dublin.
As the gallery for the city of Dublin, the Hugh Lane’s connectivity with Dublin’s communities is one of its main priorities. In our learning programmes, children are oﬀered opportunities for understanding and contributing to the artistic life that surrounds them by engaging with artworks in the collection as well as exploring their own creative potential. There is also the opportunity for enjoying a beautiful civic space that is open and free. Looking at and making art contributes to all aspects of learning. Involvement in our community’s cultural life is an important element in enhancing children’s sense of belonging. By making the gallery more permeable, community engagement projects can enrich the lives of children, contribute towards mutual understanding and broaden horizons for all.
The beautifully illustrated publication A Space to Create celebrating the artwork made by the children during artist-led workshops at the Hugh Lane Gallery was launched by The Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring at the Hugh Lane Gallery on 21 May 2019. A Space to Create can be viewed here.
For further information please contact Jessica O'Donnell, Head of Education and Community Outreach, Hugh Lane Gallery. E. JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING