National Gallery Project, 2005




Collaboration with visual artist Samantha Clarke and Casadh, a substance misuse recovery centre in Dublin 8.

This programme involved facilitation of workshops and a number of trips to 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 of Ireland. The narrative use of painting and photography was discussed by the group, and baring this in mind, each participant chose one painting that resonated with their own personal experience. We then re-enacted each painting. This project resulted in a group exhibition of works at St. Catherine’s Community Centre, Dublin 8, and subsequently in the education space of the National Gallery of Ireland.