Autumn 2022

A Journey I Started Alone

Artist Ciara Roche creates new artwork in partnership with Good Shepherd Cork

This Autumn, the Glucksman partnered with Good Shepherd Cork to invite people who have experienced homelessness to take part in a creative project with artist Ciara Roche. The project explored the journey of homelessness and created the space where individuals could provide the content and inspiration that would enable artist Ciara Roche to reflect their stories and create a new artwork for the University College Cork Art Collection

Through a series of creative consultations the group shared insights into their lives, finding connections with the experiences of other members of the group. They undertook a variety of activities, including photo walks where they sought out places of note. They created paintings as they sought to understand the practice of the artist mirroring approach and style, and developed collages that explored both the challenges and supports they have encountered.

Ciara Roche’s new artwork will become part of the Glucksman’s The Art Library initiative where it will tour to communities, libraries and schools sharing the experience of this group. The artwork tour will be supported by a set of educational resources and mediations.

Details of the unveiling of the new artwork which will coincide with the 50th anniversary of Good Shepherd Cork will be announced soon. 

Artist: Ciara Roche

Curated by Tadhg Crowley

Project supported by Good Shepherd Cork: Claire Harrington, Carolyn O’Regan and Sharon Forde.

A Journey I Started Alone is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland.