Mayo Arts Service has an exhibition of artworks that has been available for Primary Schools to borrow from the County Council Art Collection. This exhibition and a user-friendly resource are currently being redeveloped in collaboration with Kids’ Own Publishing. This project is being facilitated by artist Keira O’Toole working with 4th class in St. Angela’s School, Castlebar.
Over eight weeks, this group of children will be selecting new artworks for the Schools Exhibition programme, and through a creative process facilitated by Kids’ Own, they will respond to and explore the selected artworks. The children’s creative explorations and questions will form the basis of a new, child-led resource for other schools in County Mayo to use!
So far, the children have been having fun with artist Kiera O’Toole, exploring different media, colour, and texture, and having lots of interesting discussions about the artworks in the collection. The new schools exhibition will be launched at the end of 2020.
This initiative is strategically funded by Mayo County Council in partnership with the Arts Council and Creative Ireland.