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  • Annette Woolley
  • My Place,Our Space

    Created 2009-01-12 by Annette Woolley

    Location: Sub-urban - Co. Dublin

    Duration: 2009-01-12 to 2009-05-31

Project Outline

The Jobstown Youth Arts project is essentially Art for the community, about the community, by the community. It has been running since January 09 and apart from the artist in residence is facilitated on a voluntary basis. It involves 6 local youth groups with ages ranging from 8-18years with 4 of the groups undertaking a 2hr workshop once a week and the other 2 each doing an intensive 4 day programme during the school holidays. In total approx 50 young people were directly involved in the creative learning processes leading to the finished art work.

The idea behind the project was to explore the theme of "Jobstown" under the topics of past, present, people and place. Each topic was matched with a particular art style such as pop art, cubism, abstract, dadaism/graffiti. These in turn were created through a variety of mediums and techniques, i.e. mosaic, collage, print and stained glass. The young people had the opportunity to decide which mix of the three elements of the theme they wanted to work with, to allow for their input right from the beginning of the project. The participants have been guided by the artistic facilitator but all decisions and creations have been youth led.

The main aims of the project were to impart artistic learning through research, field trips, lectures, demonstrations and practical workshops. promote the young peoples social & personal development through creative means and by encouraging interaction with the community & within the group. enhance the environmental aesthetics of the locale by creating several large scale visual art works for temporary & permanent public display in prominent areas frequently targeted by illegal graffiti. To develop a better understanding of and respect for the community in which the young participants live.

During the project the young artists have come to the conclusion that art is not about aesthetics but rather the concept, the thought processes behind the art. We would like you the audience to understand that the finished pieces you are looking at are meaningful and are not just art for the sake of art. They are important because they came from realisation and imagination.

The creative energy, effort and education behind each piece alone is worthy of valid artistic critique and appreciation.

The Jobstown Youth Arts Project will be continuing on an entirely voluntary basis from September o9.

Project Details

  • Location: Sub-urban
  • From date: 2009-01-12
  • To date: 2009-05-31
  • Length: 6 MONTHS
  • Participants per session: 50
  • Participants in total: 8
  • Contact hours: approx.200hrs
  • Age range of participants:
    8-11, 12-14, 15-18
  • County(ies):
  • Related Organisation(s):
    The Arts Council, National Youth Council of Ireland, Jobstown CDP,, An Pobal,Department of Justice,Department ofEducation & Science, Foroige(Tallaght Youth Service),South Dublin COCO,, Rua Red, Rua Red
  • Funding Bodies:
    The Arts Council, National Youth Council of Ireland, Foroige, An Pobal,Departments of Justice, Education & Science, An Pobal,Departments of Justice, Education & Science
  • Related Artists:
    Annette Woolley , Annette Woolley , Annette Woolley

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