This year has been a challenging year for all, so it is even more special to be celebrating the achievements of our artist team who together with their healthcare colleagues have remained connected with our participants, finding and making new pathways for being creative.
A special shout out goes to Tess Leak and Justin Grounds who have each been awarded an Arts Council Bursary to develop their practice in 2021.
Also to Liz Clark who will be taking a break from our programme to begin a new project Homeplace with participants from Castleisland Day Care Centre, Kerry and Raheen Community Hospital, Clare, composing a song, connecting us to our homeplace and our relationship to it. At the end of this project, the participants will perform this song, engaging the local community choir/ local musicians to showcase the work to the wider community. The project managed by Age and Opportunity is part of Care Hubs of Arts & Creative Excellence initiative 2020/2021, funded by Creative Ireland’s Creativity in Older Age Programme, with support from the Arts Council.
Also Sharon Dipity who has been a awarded a studio residency at Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre January 19 – March 20, 2021 to explore a new body of work Knit yourself a shelter that moves fluidly between the media of drawing, sculpture, writing and performance; each informing each to develop a body of work. “I often incorporate words in the process of creating and I am excited to see how movement will impact my practice.
So much to creativity look forward too!