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ARTIST IN SCHOOLS RESIDENCY BURSARY AWARD 2010

Kildare County Council’s Artist in Schools Bursary Award was divided between the following two schools in 2010:

St Coca’s GNS, Kilcock (€2,000.00) and Scoil Phadraig BNS, Clane (€500.00).

Applications for the 2011 Bursary Award are now open. You can download the application form here.

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Scoil Phadraig BNS - Clane

Gallery visit with Professional Artist to support Arts appreciation

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St Coca’s GNS, Kilcock – A SPACE FOR DAYDREAMERS

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The bursary was used to fund a residency with visual artist Sharon Lynch. Working collaboratively with children and teachers the theme of ‘daydreamers’ was agreed as a basis for the project.

Working initially with junior class’s ways of encouraging their imaginations using drawing, touch and smell were explored. Play and discussion were important elements of working with children of this age, drawing out and recording their tangible and intangible worlds.

Children from 3rd & 4th class then developed these ideas into a temporary Installation Artwork. Using Origami hundreds of paper birds and delicate wings were created and then suspended in a dedicated space. The resulting interactive environment enabled escape from the real world, a place which inspired, raised the spirits, and created a stimulating atmosphere ….. and beautiful artwork to look at!

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