Thursday, June 26, 2014

Living Art Project 2014

I was delighted to have worked with Wexford Arts Centre on the Living Art Project 2013/4.  Thank you to the children in 3rd and 4th class in Our Lady of Lourdes NS, Bunclody and their teachers, Sarah O Rourke and Lisa Brennan. This 15-week collaborative programme facilitated five artists to work with chosen schools in County Wexford. The programme also supported the artist in their studio by means of teaching fee as well as a professional mentor.  I am very grateful to RHA Director, Patrick Murphy for mentoring me through the programme and for his continuing and invaluable advice and support.   The programme culminated in a curated exhibtion of both the artists' and the children's work in Wexford Arts Centre in April 2014. The Living Art Project is funded through Wexford County Council and The Arts Council of Ireland and is administrated by Wexford Arts Centre.

I brought my work into the classroom for the children to see... and touch!
Teacher Lisa Brennan and student Sally having a look at the work...
Sally's 'Emotion Cloud' on paper with oil pastel in response to my work..
'Emotions clouds'  - Happy
Holy Cloud, 120 x 180 cms, oil on found plywood, rope, iron fixings.  Kate Murphy 2014.  Wexford Arts Centre, Living
Art Project Final Exhibiton.

The 47 children each created their own self portrait in acrylic and mixed media on MDFboard.  Collectively they were titled Tribe....  Self portraits by Conor and Jessica

Self portraits by Kayleigh and Aaron

Self portraits by John and Justyna

We explored self portaiture throughout the project....Charcoal observational self portrait by Corie, 4th class

Learning to use mixed media to texturise acrylic paint...

Expressive self portrait in Acrylic by Christina, 4th class...