Artists Interviews

Each month we feature an in-depth exploration into a current project in order to share learning and provide insight into approaches to practice.

October 2010: Team


Ann Henderson discusses her four-year relationship with the staff and pupils of Ballydown P.S. Having developed an approach to engaging with children and young people that is based on communication and exploration, Henderson discusses how relationships can be forged and how communication can lead to positive experiences. Henderson also reflects on the growing place of technology in her practice and on issues of copyright and documentation in regard to the medium.

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About the artist

Ann Henderson describes her practice as process orientated, site specific, environmental work. Her work and her approach to it have developed through formal education, through self-taught studio practice and by working with arts bodies and organisations on residencies and projects. She has been working with people, largely young people, for around 15 years.

About the project

Ann is currently working on Space and Place, a residency through Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership. With the involvement of C2K and Marratech Software, this residency is taking place via remote communication between the artist’s studio on Rathlin Island and Ballydown Primary School. 

The project involves four classes and four teachers exploring ideas together with Ann in six-week blocks each over a one-year period. The children are aged between 5 and 9 years old.

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