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  • Further Afield - Ann Henderson

    Created 2009-01-12 by Ann Henderson

    Location: Rural - Co. Down

    Duration: 2009-01-12 to 2010-03-18

Project Outline

Project summary by the artist, Ann Henderson

"Further Afield" is a follow-on from the pilot project " Space and Place" -

(please refer to archived projects, "Space and Place"at )

Ann Henderson aims to expand upon the understanding of the idea "artist in residence" within a school context, and is constantly searching for ways to communicate her practice as an artist.

"Further Afield" facilitates this exploration via the creative use of remote communications, using Marratech software.

The artist believes that through a combination of "real" and virtual collaborative experiences she can embark upon exchange around "a wider practice". The remote communications aspect to the project allows the artist to work from her studio online with others. This opens up a another dimension in terms of what , why and how she is communicating as an artist.

The artist is partnered with teachers and pupils from Ballydown Primary School, Co.Down; for the first block of the project with teacher Judith White and 30 pupils in P2 class, all 5/6 yrs old and for the second project block with teacher Julie Orr and 31 pupils in P5, aged 8 to 9 years.

Further Afield also includes another collaborative partnership in the artist Ann Donnelly working with Marcella Wilson and pupils at Donaghy Primary School, Co Tyrone 

For fuller insight into the project please go to

and select project name "Further Afield"


Project Details

  • Location: Rural
  • From date: 2009-01-12
  • To date: 2010-03-18
  • Length: 3 days x 6 weeks over 3 school terms ( NB.1 contact day per project week)
  • Participants per session: as yet unknown
  • Participants in total: 32 for project block 1, 33 project block 2 and unknown numbers of other online participants
  • Contact hours: 18 x 8hrs
  • Age range of participants:
    5-7, 8-11
  • County(ies):
  • Related Organisation(s):
    C2k - tecnology providers/support
  • Funding Bodies:
    Kids Own Publishing Partnership, Creative Youth Partnerships
  • Other Related Artists:
    Ann Donnelly

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