My involvement in youth arts happened naturally as a progression of my work with school children as an arts facilitator leading up to me working with teenagers and young adults.
Youth Arts is a valuable way for young people to express themselves, build confidence, be exposed to arts practice, develop through team work and build connections with others. Being involved with a Youth Arts project or event can give young people the platform to express themselves and their ideas in a safe environment. Taking part in a positive and creative experience can help to build self esteem and a sense of engagement.
I am a passionate and committed advocate and facilitator of Youth Arts. I have completed NYCI training and holds a Certificate in Youth Arts.
Youth Art Facilitation
& Artist in Youth Work Residencies
2007-11 ‘Felie Brian Boru’, Giant Puppet & Parade Prop Making, Killaloe/Ballina
2008 ‘Youth Express’, Group Mosaic, Scariff
2009-13 Curator, ‘Young People’s Art Exhibition’, Scariff
2010 The Young People’s Exhibition featured in TG4’s Art’s programme ‘Imeall’. 2011
2011 ‘Painting a Canvas’, The Kick Back Cafe, Shannon
2011 Willow & Tissue Lanterns, CLICC, Spanish Point
2011 Mural, B3 Warehouse, Shannon
2011 ‘Village Carnival’, Parade Prop Making, Newmarket-on-Fergus
2011 ‘Felie na Nog’, Mask Making, Killaloe/Ballina
2012 ‘KBYI – ‘What the Festival?’, Festival Prop Making, Killaloe/Ballina
2012 ‘Youth Graffiti Jam’, Scariff
2012 ‘Scarefest’, Parade Prop Making & Themed Craft Workshops, Scariff
2013 Parade Prop Making & Mural, Fishbowl Youth, Tuamgraney – (Artist in Youth Work Residency)
2013 ‘Freeflow Youth Graffiti Jam’, Scariff
2013 Willow & Tissue Lanterns, County Limerick Youth Theatre – Lough Gur
2013 Mural, Drum Youth Centre, Kilkenny
2013 ‘Village Carnival’, Wig Making for Parade, Newmarket-on-Fergus
2013 ‘Fishbowl European Exchange’, Wig Making for Limerick Pride Parade, Tuamgraney
2016 ‘Sparks Youth Film Festival’, Scariff