Arriving Into View

An art project that invited teenagers living in direct provision centres to work with professional artists.

Arriving Into View was an art project that invited teenagers living in direct provision centres in Cork city and county to work with the Glucksman and professional artists over a six week period in Autumn 2017. During weekly sessions, participants explored artmaking techniques in a variety of media and were encouraged to develop their own creative processes and skills for visual communication in a positive and friendly atmosphere.

15 teenagers (aged 13-17 years) from the direct provision centres in Kinsale Road, Glounthaune, Clonakilty and Drishane Castle worked with project artists Claire Coughlan and Helen O’Keeffe as well as invited artists The Project Twins and Fiona Kelly, and curator Kirstie North to create individual and group artworks for public exhibition. This was an opportunity for the teenagers to interact with artistic ideas and mediums and to discover their own creative and imaginative capabilities away from their prohibitive surroundings.

On Culture Night Friday 22nd September 2017 in Fitzgerald’s Park, the group unveiled a large scale mural to the public that remained on view for over two months. As a complement to this very public display and to root their experience in the museum, an exhibition of artworks the teenagers created with The Project Twins and Fiona Kelly was displayed in the Glucksman during September and October 2017.

Artists: Damilola Samuel Akinbote, Emmanuel Akinbote, Temitope Akinlade, Jana Alkarajeh, Manahal Arshad, Eva Begum, Mubeen Durrani, Lilian O Eberechi, Prince Charles Matsetto, Sania Mehwood, Nanette Ndlov, Shicanai Nyambo, Akinlade Olawunmi Sandra, Pahalavan Premareji, Thamarai Premareji, Femi Samson, Craig Sibanda.

Project artists: Claire Coughlan, Helen O’Keeffe

Curated by Tadhg Crowley

Arriving into View is delivered as part of the Glucksman's Creative Agency programme funded by the Arts Council of Ireland.