Announcing the ’Practice’ Exhibition Tour

What happens when artists and children work together?

‘Practice’ is a national touring exhibition of work by artists and children, created through joint processes of exploration and enquiry.

Practice presents an opportunity for insight into a range of projects by artists Helen Barry, Ann Donnelly, Naomi Draper, Ann Henderson, Maree Hensey, Fiona Kelleher and Christine Mackey.

‘Practice’ seeks to present an open space inviting response, engagement and questioning.

Tour Dates:

West Cork Arts Centre: 18th Jan - 22nd Feb 2014
axis: Ballymun: 3rd Mar - 27th Mar 2014
The Model, Sligo: 4th April - 4th May 2014

The exhibition is accompanied by a programme of events in each venue. Contact venue box offices for more detailed information.

Statement on the selection of work:

Why do professional artists choose to work with children? What processes of enquiry inform their collaboration? What connects the artist’s individual practice to their work with children? And how important is this connection in enabling meaningful processes and quality outcomes to emerge? These are just some of the questions that seeks to address and interrogate through its first touring exhibition.

In these collaborations, the journeys that the artists and children had embarked on resulted in a multiplicity of outcomes, and a wide range of media. Some of the work is made by the child; some by the artist, and much of it is made by both in response to a reciprocal process. Through these lines of enquiry, there is strong evidence of communication, dialogue, mutuality of respect, and trust in the process. Team

Image: (c) Emily Davidson