15 March - 25 June 2021


Online workshop that invites you to consider the sounds, shapes and colours of Cork city with consideration for every living thing as part of the Freedom of the City project.

Join artist Fiona Kelly to explore construction techniques in this creative session that looks at the sights, sounds and colours of Cork city. This tutorial encourages children to reimagine their city as a fun, interactive space that considers every living thing. Children will learn various cardboard construction techniques and will use old egg boxes to create modelling clay as they design an exciting cityscape. These scenes will be transformed as children introduce the colours that make a city more playful!

Fiona Kelly is a multidisciplinary visual artist whose exploration and research into wasteland and abandoned spaces points to her interests in ecology and the way people use and discard materials. Kelly collects items found during her visits to these forgotten spaces, and it's not unusual for materials like waste concrete, recycled glass, cardboard, plywood, and even limestone dust, to find their way into her artworks. Fiona Kelly is a member of the Backwater Artists Group and Cork Printmakers. Kelly has exhibited her artwork as part of group and solo shows both nationally and internationally.

Freedom of the City is funded by Cork City Council.