Centenary - 2016

Posted on August 24, 2016 at 9:00 PM


Curator: Jim Cathcart
Produced by Jennifer Webster
Artists: Lauryn Gaffney, Michaela Roddy, Tara Singleton, Megan Leech, Amy Eiffe, Christian Heath, Natalia Kalksztejn, Kristan Murphy
Participation Schools: Deansrath Community College, Mount Seskin Community School

Centenary was the theme of this year Creative Campus. Creative Campus’16 participating artists were asked to address the theme of our 1916 centenary celebrations, the proclamation and what it represented to them.

Creative Campus’16 participating artists were given the opportunity to work with curator Jim Cathcart at his studio at The Making Space – Tallaght.

A multiplicity of approaches was used to develop, establish and create the physical prints used to create the finish ensemble prints,

Creative Campus’16 participating artists and team met every Friday. They absorbed the atmosphere and vibrancy of their venue and the chance to work with their peers from neighboring schools.

Creative Campus '16 did not engage with 3rd Level NCAD students because of the changes at NCAD of the Fine Arts Course from a 4 year course to a 3 year course.
In previous years the students were in their 3rd year and had an experience and maturity for a creative engagement in a community setting.

Creative Campus '15 had worked with 2nd years students and the difference in experience was noted. So after discussion with NCAD it was decided to not engage with this 2nd year cohort for 2016 and explore other ways of working with more experienced students for 2017.

However, in discussion with Orla Scannell in the wake of the Fitzpatrick Evaluation Report we felt it was important to maintain continuity with our secondary schools and offer a slightly modified offering for 2016.