Finding the Common Thread 2022

Finding the Common Thread 2022

Finding the Common Thread, 2022 was an International Teacher Artist Partnership School Residency project. The development took place over a 3 month planning period with a 3 months engagement period with 30 children, both boys and girls, in St Kilian's NS School in...

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Lines to Illuminate project

Lines to Illuminate project

Lines to Illuminate, an installation in the garden area in the School of Education House, outside Room SE007, Maynooth University. This was unveiled by Laura Thornton, Lecturer, on Thursday 9th March 2023. The Batchelor of Education Year 3 students collaborated with...

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Eggshells, Pandemics and Artists’ Incomes

Eggshells, Pandemics and Artists’ Incomes

The Visual Artists' News Sheet have generously published the following article which I wrote in response to COVID -19, about my lockdown, entitled Eggshells, Pandemics and Artists’ Incomes. Published in Issue 5: September - October 2020, see full publication at Visual...

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Glimpses of Escape: your monochrome, my technicolour

Glimpses of Escape: your monochrome, my technicolour

Press Release The Making Marks with Markievicz group have announced their exhibition date and title, Glimpses of Escape: your monochrome, my technicolour When:  Thursday 30th January 2020 at 7pm Where: Áras Chill Dara, Kildare County Council Office, Naas, Co Kildare....

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Making Marks with Markievicz-painting

Making Marks with Markievicz-painting

The Making Marks with Markievicz Project group had been studying Norah McGuinness’s (1901- 1980) painting entitled Morning Cry, see image below. Geraldine, one of the group participants, had researched Norahs amazing life and gave us a summary of her findings. Morning...

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Making Marks with Markievicz-Joy of Print

Making Marks with Markievicz-Joy of Print

Our Joy of Print session. We had immense fun during on an introductory printmaking session as part of the Making Marks with Markievicz group project. We started with a little crosshatching exercise and then moved on to take rubbings and recordings of the inside and...

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Making Marks with Markievicz – Creative Ireland

Making Marks with Markievicz – Creative Ireland

I am so very trilled to have been awarded a Creative Ireland Bursary Award 2019. This will support a collaborative and participatory project entitled Making Marks with Markievicz. Sincere thanks to Kildare County Council Arts Service and Creative Ireland. Making Marks...

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Visual Arts and Movement Project

Visual Arts and Movement Project

Vera is co-director of a programme entitled Integrating Communities through Visual Arts and Body Movement. This holistic programme has been co-developed over a number of years in collaboration with Patty Abozaglo, Capacitar International tutor. The sessions are a...

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Lantern Project

Lantern Project

Starting a Thread… Lantern Project  took place in 2012 in partnership with 87 pupils and their 3, 6th class teachers completing the project. This was funded by Kildare County Council Arts Service under the Artist in School Residency Bursary Award 2012. It was a joint...

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