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Mayo Arts Service

Mayo County Council

Arts & Disability Projects by year:

Past Projects 1999 - 2020

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  • ·        On-Going visual arts workshops. Luisne Art Group, Ballinrobe since 2005. 

  • Postcards, exhibition and film Luisne Art Group, Ballinrobe. 

    UPSTART, A ceramic art project. Artist Henri Hedou, the Ridgepool Training Centre, Ballina And Ballina Arts Centre, Ballina. 

    UPSTART, Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, a mixed media visual art project. Artists Terry Mitchel and Sean Murphy and the Crann Mór Centre, Ballinrobe. 

    UPSTART, The artists space. A virtual reality project. Carrowbeg Artists collective, artist Orla Casey and the Custom House Studios, Westport. 

    UPSTART, Ceramic Workshops & installation. Luisne Art Group, Ballinrobe, artist/facilitator Breda             Murphy, artist Amanda Hickey,  Ballinrobe transition year Students & Ballinrobe Men’s Shed. 

    UPSTART, The Pottertastic project, a ceramic art project.Artist Henri Hedou, the Newport Resource Centre   and the Silverlodge and Primrose day services, Claremorris. 

  • Unhindered, KCAT Group Exhibition, Kilkenny Arts Festival, four paintings from two Luisne artists. 

    UPSTART, Sound Piece, Carrowbeg Artists Collective, Westport with international DJ Christopher Ceo and the Custom House Studios, Westport. 

    UPSTART, the Heroes Journey, Creative Arts WorkshopsDown Syndrome Mayo, Castlebar with artist Anne Connolly. 

    UPSTART, istop movie, drumming workshops. Luisne Art Group, Ballinrobe, Ridgepool Training Centre, Ballina, Scannán Tecnologies, Ballina and Ballina Arts Centre. 

    UPSTART, Our world view Through The Looking glass, Print Making Project, Ridgepool Training Centre, Ballina, artist, Claire Griffin and Ballina Arts Centre. 

    UPSTART,, Words Into community, Writing Project, Scannán Tecnologies, Ballina, artist Helen Falconer and Ballina Library. 

    UPSTART,, A Winter Wish At the quiet Tree, multi-sensory Music and theatre performance with St Bríds school, Castlebar, artists Thomas Johnston & Orla Kelly from Ceol Connected and the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar. 

  • UPSTART, Percussion Workshops, Ballyhaunis and Claremorris day service and percussionist Anthony McNamee. 

    UPSTART, Food As Art, Cookery Book and exhibition. Carrowbeg Artists collective, Westport with artists Caroline Masterson, Gráinne O’Reilly and chef, Áine Maguire and the Custom House Studios, Westport. 

    UPSTART, Percussion Workshops, Crann Mór Centre, Ballinrobe and percussionist Anthony McNamee. 

    UPSTART, Sanctuary, film Screening, Post show Discussion and Drama Workshops Down Syndrome Mayo, Castlebar, Blue Teapot Theatre Company, Galway and the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar. 

    UPSTART, A Moving Adventure. Visual arts workshops plus exhibition. Luisne Art Group, Ballinrobe, Men’s Shed, Ballinrobe and Ballinrobe Library. 

    UPSTART, The Ukulele & Me, skills development workshops plus performance. Rural Training Centre, Castlebar and artist Con Murphy. 

    UPSTART, Stained glass workshops plus presentation. Western Care Erris, artist Gabrielle Bishop and Áras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet. 


  • 2016 - 2019 

    Silent Moves On-Going Screenings. Aideen Barry, Ridgepool Training Centre, Ballina, Scannán Technology, Ballina, Ballina Arts Centre.  


    Onwards, Exhibition. Luisne Art Group, Museum of Country Life. 

    UPSTART, Art Book, Print/book binding workshops plus exhibition Carrowbeg Artists Collective, Westport, artists Mary C Reilly and Susie Quinn and the Custom House Studios, Westport. 

    UPSTART, The Community Seen Through Our Eyes, Visual arts workshops plus exhibition with  Hawthorn Social Housing group, Swinford, Mayo Artsquad and the O’Dwyer Arts Centre, Bohola. 

    UPSTART, My Clinical Life. Installation, video and exhibition. Artist Katie Moore. 

    UPSTART, Around the world in so many ways, A shadow show film plus visual arts exhibition Luisne Art Group, Ballinrobe and Scannán Technologies, Ballina. 

    UPSTART, Path, Visual arts and creative writing workshops plus exhibition. Rural Training Centre, Castlebar with Artists Pat Youell and Maura Gilligan. 

    UPSTART, Sound Warriors, Percussion workshops plus performance, Ridgepool Training Centre, percussionist, Anthony McNamee and Ballina Arts Centre. 

    Landing, exhibition. Luisne Art Group, Custom House Studios.

  • UPSTART,, ceramics workshops plus exhibition, Carrowbeg Artists Collective with artist Roger Harley & The Custom House Studios, Westport. 

    UPSTART, The Gift, Skill sharing workshops, animated istop motion film creation and screening plus exhibition. Luisne Art Group, Ballinrobe and Scannán Technology, Ballina. 

    UPSTART, The Days of Surprise, An Irish Sign Language interpreted Poetry Reading. Members of the deaf community based in Mayo, poet Paul Durcan and the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar. 

    UPSTART, Percussion workshops plus performance. St Bríd’s school, Castlebar with artists Mary Curran and Fiona Lavin. 

    UPSTART,  Percussion workshops plus performance. Western Care Association, Erris, artist Debbie Beirne, and Áras Inis Gluaire, Bellmullet. 

    Silent Moves National Tour. Artist Aideen Barry, Ridgepool Training Centre, Ballina, Scannán Technologies, Ballina, Ballina Arts Centre, Mayo County council arts service. 


  • UPSTART, Drawing the Greenway, Film project plus screening. Carrowbeg Artists Collective & The Custom House Studios, Westport.  

    UPSTART, At Home in the Universe’, Visual arts workshops plus exhibition. Luisne Art Group, Ballinrobe, Connaught Creative Resource Centre, Castlebar, artists Breda Murphy, Breda Burns and the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar. Visual arts workshops plus exhibition. 

    UPSTART,  Participatory workshops plus performances. St. Bríd’s & St. Anthony’s schools, Castlebar, New Moon Theatre Company, Galway and the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar.  

    Silent Moves National Tour.  Artist Aideen Barry, Ridgepool Training Centre, Ballina, Scannán Technologies, Ballina, Ballina Arts Centre, Mayo County Council Arts Service. 

  • I Could Read the Sky, project. Various artists, the Luisne Art Group, Ballinrobe and the visitors centre, Ballycroy. 

    Exchange workshops. the Luisne Art Group, Ballinrobe, the Carrowbeg Artists Collective, Westport and the Rural Training Centre, Castlebar. 

    Mosaic Project. the Luisne Art Group and the Community Gardens, Ballinrobe. 

    UPSTART, Sculpture workshops plus exhibition. Artist Tim Morris, the Carrowbeg Artists Collective, Westport and The Custom House Studios, Westport. 

    UPSTART, Open Arms. A visual arts exhibition and video. dance artist Rachel Parry & visual artist Breda Murphy and the Luisne Art Group, Ballinrobe. 

    UPSTART, Light Catcher. A visual arts workshops plus exhibition. Artist Tom Meskell, Local Disability Groups, the Rural Training Centre and Lismirrane Arts Centre, Bohola. 

    UPSTART, Worlds of Music, Percussion workshops plus performance. Artist Robbie Harris,  Western Care Association, Castlebar, Soundscape, Galway, Gamelan na Gaillimhe, Galway and the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar. 

  • Outdoor Sensory Garden project and exhibition. Artists Tom Meskell, Breda Murphy and the Luisne Art Group, Ballinrobe. 

    UPSTART, The Colour of  a Corridor’, visual arts workshops. Artist Deirdre Walsh and participants from An Coilín, Castlebar. 

    UPSTART, Participatory print-making workshops, Carrowbeg Artists Collective and the Custom House Studios, Westport. 

    UPSTART, Let It Roll, a touring visual arts exhibition. Connaught Creative Resource centre, Castlebar and the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar. 

    UPSTART, Creation Animation, A film animation project. Artist Denise McDonagh, the LUISNE Art group and the Tacú Family Resource Centre:  Ballinrobe. 

    UPSTART, Reimagined.  Sculpture workshops plus video. Artist Tom Meskell and the Rural Training Centre, Castlebar. 

     UPSTART, Shake it Make it, Percussion workshops plus performance. Artist Peter Crann, Western Care Association, Erris, and Áras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet. 

  • Mixed Media Workshop, artist Breda Burns and the Luisne Art Group, Ballinrobe. 

    Ceramics Workshops, Luisne, artist Jodi Coyne and the Art Group, Ballinrobe. 

    The shadow box Project, artist Bruce Mathieson and the Luisne Art Group, Ballinrobe. 

    Exhibition, Insight.  The Luisne Art Group, Ballinrobe. 

    The Doorway, Painting, shortlisted in the Inclusion Ireland 50th Anniversary art and poetry competition, Luisne Artist Mairead Coyne. 

    The Luisne Artists book. A Collection of works by the Luisne Art Group, Ballinrobe. 

    UPSTART, Interactive print-making project plus Exhibition, Carrowbeg Artists collective and the Custom House Studios, Westport. 

    UPSTART, Taking Flight, a visual arts exhibition plus a screening of the film: Living Colour. Connaught Creative Resource Centre and the Linenhall Arts Centre: Castlebar. 

    UPSTART, An exhibition of poetry and painting. Artists John Corless, Mary Madec, the LUISNE Art group and the Tacú Family Resource Centre, Ballinrobe. 

    UPSTART, Martino and Karenet, a devised drama performance, artists Niamh McGrath, the Ridgepool Training Centre and Ballina Arts Centre, Ballina. 

    UPSTART, Making art the fun way’, two days of visual arts workshops. Western Care Association, Ballina and Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle.

    UPSTART, What I can do and what I have to say, visual arts workshops and exhibition, artist Claire Griffin, Western Care association, Erris and Áras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet. 

  • Mono print book workshops, artist Barbra Travinski and the Luisne Art Group, Ballinrobe. 

    Gráinne project, exhibition of paintings, the Luisne Art Group, Ballinrobe, the Tacú Writers Group and Ballinrobe Musical Society. 

    Aontas Star Award winners, the Luisne Art Group, Ballinrobe. 

    Animation Project, Happiness, Artist Aideen Barry and Scannán Tecnology, Ballina. 

    UPSTART, Screen printing training project, Carrowbeg Artists collective and the Custom House Studios, Westport. 

    UPSTART, workshop in clay, weaving and painting, Mayo Artsquad, Rural Training Centre, National Learning Network, Castlebar and the Connaught Creative Resource Centre, Castlebar. 

    UPSTART, The Fanciful Hotel, a music and drama project, artist Niamh McGrath, the Ridgepool Training Centre, Ballina and Ballina Arts Centre. 

    UPSTART, Participatory Visual Arts Project, artists Denise Clarke, Caitriona Gillespie, Claire DeBarry, Kate McKeown, Breda Burns, St Bríd’s School and the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar. 

  • Stained Glass workshops, artist Gabrielle Bishop and Luisne, Art Group, Ballinrobe.  

    Exhibition, Four Years On.  Luisne Art Group, Ballinrobe. 

    Film, Tom and Mary, Scannán Tecnology, Ballina. 

    Publication of artists work since 2005, Flame, the Luisne Art Group, Ballinrobe. 

    Arts Disability Network Pilot project. Mayo County Council, Arts Council, Ireland and Arts and Disability Ireland. 

    Screen Printing Workshops. Luisne Art Group, Ballinrobe. 

  • Altered Images project Mayo County Council, South Tipperary County Council and Irish Museum of Modern Art.

  • ·        Breaking Down the Barriers report. Mayo County Council Arts service. 

  • ·        Final Cut Pro Training, Film, Raise Your glasses. Scannán Technology, Ballina. 

  • ·        Film project, Bread, Milk, Sugar and A Little Respect. Scannán Technology, Ballina.      

  • ·        Arts Ability Project. Integrated Dance Workshops/Performances, Fluxusdance, Counterbalance.  

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