CREATIVE CAMPUS 2022
Artist in residence
I was chosen to work as one of this year's Creative Campus artists in residence. This is an annual site-specific arts programme supporting emerging artists to create work that engages with diverse audiences.
This year's location was St.Enda's Park in Rathfarnham, a historical site filled with wildlife and home to the Pearse Museum, the once house and boy's school of Patrick Pearse.
'Creative Campus an annual site-specific arts programme supporting emerging artists to create work that engages diverse audiences in South Dublin County.'
Workshops with school students
One of the main aims of creative campus is to engage school students in artistic practices and encourage further education in art college. Tallaght Community Arts and Creaytive Campus teamed up with NCAD to offer a portfolio course scholarship to students who showed the most interest, exploration and enthusiasm during the delivery of these workshops.
As myself and artist Kate Power collaborated and designed these workshops, we included tasks from each of our own areas of expertise. As I am skilled in natural dyes and Kate is skilled and accomplished in print-making, we merged the two and explored print design and making onto naturally dyed fabric and anthotype prints.
sun rpinting with turmeric dyed cloth, natural objects and baking soda
DESIGNING LINO PRINTS
Designing lino prints as a response to the park with the theme 'New Growth New Hope'
Experiments with natural dyes such as black currents, butterfly pea powder and turmeric
FINAL PRINTS ONTO NATURALLY DYED FABRIC
Results of lino prints on naturally dyed fabric
Solas na gCrann - Light of the Trees
A response to to the site of St. Enda's Park.
Inspired by the connection that people have to the park and it's history. We all walk under the same trees, both today and yesteryear just like Robert Emmett and Patrick Pearse. The work is presented as three large pieces of naturally dyed and anthotype printed cloth hanging in the trees to look at from below. They are hand painted with ph and colour altering solutions to depict imagery of the view from beneath the trees. As the pieces hang outside the colours will fade and bleed, changing with the weather but the anthotype image will be enhanced.