BLAST Residency Programme

BLAST Residency Programme

I am delighted to be on the Register of Approved Artists for the new BLAST Arts in Education Residency. This initiative was announced on 4th June 2021 by Minister Norma Foley. For more information on BLAST see here. Vera’s brief biography within an Arts in Education...
Shaping the place of the arts in schools

Shaping the place of the arts in schools

I will be working this year as a Creative Associate (CA) with the Creative Schools project. I am very excited to be given this opportunity and I am really looking forward to meeting the school and all the pupils. This project is an initiative of the Creative Ireland...
Nurturing the creative voice of the child

Nurturing the creative voice of the child

I make a return to university this week, late September 2020 for the forthcoming academic year. I return to an educational campus not as a student but as occasional lecture of Visual Arts in Education. I will be working in Froebel Department of Primary and Early...

Home is Where the Art is

Home is Where the ART is a collaborative arts project with primary schools in Newbridge, Co Kildare. I was one of 4 artists commissioned by the Riverbank Arts Centre to work creatively with selected schools in preparation for an exhibition for JuneFest 2017. A total...
Teacher Artist Partnership

Teacher Artist Partnership

The first part of the pilot programme is coming to an end in St Kilian’s NS in Co Cavan. However the partnership between myself and teacher Breeda Kenny continues over the Summer of 2017 and 2018, as we co-facilitate an Teacher Artist Training Programme in Navan...