Following tours of 3 of the venues, the Creative Fair this was an unique opportunity to spend an afternoon in the Crawford Art Gallery in a relaxed, explorative setting, meeting artists and studio groups and learning about their processes and projects.
It provided the opportunity to interact with Perceptions 2016 Artists and the studio groups that support them through conversation, as well as meeting partners they have collaborated with, while joining them in hands on creative processes. It also presented and engaged the public with the creative process of a partnership between studio groups in Madrid, Bristol and Cork, supported by Erasmus +.
This activity was open to symposium delegates as well as members of the public as well as schools, community and education groups.
Some of the activities and interactions that artists, studio groups and organisations offered on the day:
Debajo Del Sombero – Madrid: Find out about their work and their participation in the Erasmus + Expanding Realities workshop. Take part in a workshop called “In White” and get a taste of the workshop they offered in the Expanding realities workshop to artists from Cork and Madrid.
AIM, Debajo Del Sombero & GASP share Videos about the Erasmus + innovative workshops that took place in Madrid, Cork and Bristol.
CÚIG- Mayfield Arts: Join them to experience the Perceptions Face-to Face workshop that they have been delivering as part of Perceptions 2016 and meet the artists, Frankie Burton, Angela Birchill, Ailbhe Barrett, Stephen Murray and Bríd Heffernan
Cork Printmakers- Cork: Find out about their collaboration with GASP and how to make a screen print at their beautiful mobile workhop.
AIM – Bristol: Find out about their work and their participation in the E+ Expanding Realities workshop.
AIM – Bristol:Find out about how AIM engage with the art research, history and sense of place in the city with Chris Rose and his river memory project
AIM – Bristol:
Meet Betty Sarget who created the amazing crochet art works. Get some Crochet tips from her and learn to Crochet with your fingers.
Outsider Art Ateliers – Amsterdam: Talk to them about their Outsider Art Gallery/ Art Lease/ Ateliers and their partnership with the Outsider Art Museum and Hermitage
GASP – Cork: Have a portrait sketch drawn by Yvonne Condon
GASP – Cork: Meet John Keating and see how he works with etching . Make your own etching
GASP – Cork: Find out about the ‘Infusion’ art cafe project between Bristol and Cork and about how the artist’s engaged with the public. Take a digital journey on the Ipad through the pathway they journeyed. Get a taste of the project by doing some coffee drawings with Íde Ní Shúilleabháin.
GASP – Cork: Find out about their work with film makers Linda Curtin, Derek Foott and sound artist Mick O’Shea through the Cork City Council Artists in Context award. See the films that were made in this project
JanArdenArtist- London: Join Jan to see how he approaches his drawings. Use his approach as inspiration to make your own drawing.
Peter Nash- Cork. Peter uses maps in his arts practice. He joined the Cork Expanding Realities workshop in June 2016 and exchanged ideas with artists from AIM and Debajo Del Sombrero. Join him to do some drawing with an alternative view on map making.
Perceptions 2016 – Cork: Grab a clipboard and a postcard from the Perceptions 2016 activity kit and connect with the artwork, artists and your own creativity.
Cork IGNITE, National Sculpture Factory and Kath O’Gorman. Find out about live art commission by Simon Mckeown, one of three “Ignite” commissions across Ireland