Casadh

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CASADH WORKSHOPS 2005

Collaboration with Casadh drugs rehabilitation centre, Dublin 8, and visual artist Samantha Clarke.

Work exhibited in the education space of the National Gallery of Ireland.

During the period of facilitation we provided a number of workshops in a variety of mediums for exploration and discussion. Part of the programme included a number of organised trips to various art galleries and museums in Dublin.

The group chose to develop a project which centred on recreating pieces from a collection of paintings at the National Gallery. The narrative use of painting and photography was discussed by the group, and baring this in mind, each participant chose one painting that they could relate a story in their own lives to, and a modern re-enactment of each painting was made through photography. Each of the resulting images contained a personal meaning for the participants. This project resulted in the group exhibiting a collection of their work, initially at St. Catherines Community Centre, Marrowbone Lane, and then later in the education space of the National Gallery of Ireland.