This Autumn, the Glucksman art museum in UCC teamed up with Down Syndrome Ireland and The Down Syndrome Centre Cork to invite families to participate in art workshops and create artworks for public exhibition. Working with art facilitators Ciara Rodgers and Orla Dalby, the families discovered exciting printmaking processes and were encouraged to consider ways that they could represent their family's identity.
The families looked at their common interests, shared experiences and using drawing, collage and printmaking techniques sought to find interesting visuals to celebrate their uniqueness.
The exhibition runs in Gallery 2 in the Glucksman until 24 October 2021.
Together with and for Community
Down Syndrome Ireland offers information, practical help and support. Most of all, we are a community of people who share the same journey.
The Down Syndrome Centre Cork is based in Forge Hill, Co Cork. The centre provides Speech and Language Therapy, Early Intervention Programme called SKIP, Parent and Baby Class and Networking Events for children up to 7 years and their parents.
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.