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Creative Link project between artists at Cope Foundation

Creative Link project between artists at Cope Foundation

Wednesday 21 January 2015

Creative Link is an art project by two groups, CÚIG Mayfield Arts and Cope Foundation’s Bonnington Training Centre.

The project was funded by Léargas, Youth in Action Programme and supported by the European Union.

CÚIG Mayfield Arts is a group of artists in residence.

This means they are artists that have been invited to work in a particular space.

CÚIG Mayfield Arts work in the Mayfield Arts Centre.

The CÚIG artists worked with trainees from Bonnington Training Centre (BTC).

CÚIG Mayfield Artists shared their skills and talents with BTC trainees.

Each artist taught classes to trainees about their own style.

Classes were held every Wednesday over 11 weeks.

The trainees then created new artwork based on the style of their teachers.

Together they made over 100 different art works.

Many of these art works were on display at The Foyer, Former Government Buildings, Sullivan’s Quay on 21st January 2015.

CÚIG Mayfield Artist Angela Burchill said: “We had great fun together, I was happy with the big crowd at our exhibition, everyone did a good job all round. I enjoyed working with the group of trainees and sharing our skills”.

BTC trainee Ann Marie Leahy said: “It was a really good art centre to work in Mayfield with the artists and I really liked visiting the art gallery in town at the beginning of the project. I would really like to take part in another art project like this. We learned to use wax, paint, pens and pencils to make drawings. I found out that I am really good at painting”.

CÚIG Mayfield Artists that took part were Frankie Burton, Bríd Heffernan, Ailbhe Barrett, Stephen Murray and Angela Burchill.

BTC trainees that took part were Lorcan Kelleher, Ann Marie Leahy, Louise McCarthy, Martin O'Mahoney, and Nicola Moran.