Spring - Summer 2017

A Greener, Brighter Future

A Greener, Brighter Future invited young people to explore climate change and their local environment through creative activities at the museum.

The projects looked to create an awareness of environmental issues and our responsibilities as individuals both for the children involved and for the wider community through a public exhibition. A Greener, Brighter Future complimented the existing Green Schools Programme and allowed students to express their learnings, concerns and aspirations around the environment through creative and imaginative activities.

The creative installations made by over 300 children from Glouthaune Direct Provision Centre; Gaelscoil Mhainistir na Corann; St. Vincent’s Primary School; School of the Divine Child; St. Joseph’s NS, Skibbereen; Scoil Bhríde, Rathcormac; Scoil Eoin, Ballincollig; Segreteria Legnano Learning Centre; and participants of the Glucksman Family Sundays programme.

As part of this project, the Glucksman welcomed children living in the Glounthaune Direct Provision centre to visit the Glucksman and take part in art workshops. The workshops gave the children living in Direct Provision the opportunity to participate in a creative project with their peers, to explore ideas of climate change and their local environment, and to provide them with a positive experience within the civic space of the museum. 

The children aged 7-12 years created artworks for public display at the Glucksman in July 2017. Participants worked under the guidance of experienced art facilitators using recycled and natural materials to realize their visions of our future world, with a particular focus on the environment.

A Greener, Brighter Future was in collaboration with UCC Green Campus.