Neighbourhood Trails is an exhibition of original artworks created by people impacted by homelessness and lack of advantage, developed in collaboration with the Glucksman over an 18-month period. The artworks include drawings, prints, collage and paintings that creatively explore nature in Cork city.
Under the guidance of artists and educators Ciara Rodgers, Maeve Lynch, and Lucia Taeubler, the participants, who are supported by Good Shepherd Cork, took part in weekly workshops both online and at the museum. The sessions introduced the group to a variety of art making processes and included nature walks and field trips to cultural attractions. The weekly workshops have provided an important outlet for the community, a respite from the anxiety and stresses of their lives and positive moments that build confidence and creativity.
The exhibition runs at the Glucksman Foyer from 12 October to 24 October 2021.
Neighbourhood Trails is funded by Cork City Arts and the Arts Council of Ireland.
Together with and for Community
Good Shepherd Cork provides a range of services in support of people experiencing homelessness including Emergency Accommodation, Residential Care for Teenage Girls, Supported Housing, Support & Advocacy, Education & Development and a Family Hub.
The Glucksman is a leading museum nationally and internationally for creative learning and access to the visual arts. It creates a welcoming space for future,current and graduate students of UCC to learn from art, and enriches the campus environment through the care and presentation of the UCC art collection. The culture of innovation and passion for access at UCC is embodied in the Glucksman’s curatorial and educational programmes and enables the University to nurture creative connections between people and disciplines.
UCC Community Week: This event is part of UCC Community Week 2021. During Community Week, staff and students across the university come together with community and public sector partners to host community focussed events and activities. The week long programme of events celebrates UCC as a civically engaged university.