New public artwork unveiled at The Hub, UCC.

All Together was created by teenage asylum seekers, refugees and migrants

On Wednesday 29 March UCC Fáilte Refugees Society and the Glucksman unveiled a new temporary public artwork at the UCC Hub. Created by teenagers from The Lodge, Clonakilty with Ukrainian artist Elisa Babkina, the artwork shares their message of inclusivity, equality and respect.

The artwork is the outcome of a 12 month long European Solidarity Corps project that saw the teenagers attend creative workshops at the Glucksman. The project provided creative opportunities for the teenage asylum seekers to work alongside third level students (UCC Failte Refugees Society) and with invited artists Elisa Babkina and Seán Downey to create this innovative artwork that places their voice and views in the public realm.

The unveiling saw the teenagers together with their friends and families attend UCC for a special event that celebrated their creativity.

In 2022, the Glucksman teamed up with UCC Failte Refugees Society to run a yearlong project with young asylum seekers called All Together. This is a project that provides creative opportunities for young asylum seekers living in the rural, isolated Direct Provision centre in Clonakilty, West Cork. The project supports young asylum seekers to work with third level students and with invited artists to create innovative artworks that will bring their voice and views into the public realm. 

All Together is a European Solidarity Corps Project funded by Léargas.