In Colour

A Creative Agency project that explores identity and heritage through original flag designs.

In Autumn 2021, the Glucksman invited teenage asylum seekers, refugees and migrants to work with artist Emma O’Hara to design original flags. The flags explore the young people’s identity and heritage, their relationship to family history and their connections and experiences of Irish society and culture. 

Flags can symbolize a particular country, culture, community or movement but each of our own histories and experiences are unique. This project will allow the young people to share their story and celebrate their identity. 

Learning new skills, including screen printing, fabric dyeing and stitching, the teenagers created large flags that will be displayed across Cork city in January 2022, bringing the ideas, experiences and creativity of the group to the wider public. 

In Colour is delivered as part of the Glucksman's Creative Agency programme funded by the Arts Council of Ireland.