Face to Face
'Face to Face’ Project Mar 2001- Mar 2002
Description of Project
The project artists co-ordinated the drawing together of the work of children and professional artists in a unique and innovative way. In nine County Wexford schools, 10-12 year old children created inner and outer portraits in unusual and exciting ways, facilitated by the two project artists. Ten Wexford artists, including the two project artists, each created a piece of work on the same theme. These artists were:
- Dick Joynt
- John Cobb
- Niamh O’Leary
- David Redmond
- Noeleen Dempsey
- Helen Gaynor
- Kathleen Delaney
- Chris O’Brien
- Mary Claire O’Brien
- Helen Robbins
Schools involved in the Face to Face Project were:-
Rathgarogue NS, Kilmore NS, Ballyroebuck NS, Kilmyshall NS, Adamstown NS, Boolavogue NS, Ballyduff NS, Monamolin NS, Kilmuckridge NS, St Mary’s Enniscorthy, St Joseph’s Donnard.
In total, 17 class groups participated in the Face to Face Project. This represents approximately 425 children (based on an average of 25 children per class).
The project culminated in an integrated exhibition of the work of eleven artists, and a selection of the work of the participating school children, entitled ‘Face to Face’, at the Wexford Arts Centre. This exhibition was generated and curated by Art Alongside.
The concept provided a challenging opportunity for all artists and schools taking part in the project. The range and combination of works created a vibrant and stimulating exhibition, which was enjoyed by adults and children alike.
All participating classes visited the Face to Face exhibition at the Arts Centre.
Some schools had their own exhibition as well.