Making MAC is a project of Celebrating Creativity in Older Age 2021. The project is funded by Creative Ireland and supported by Kildare County Council.

The Making MAC project was launched during Bealtaine in May 2021 with introductory public sessions and in nursing homes. Thanks to the Riverbank Arts Centre for supporting these sessions.

Making MAC is a welcome and inclusive space for viewing and chatting about art from the Kildare Municipal Collection. Participants are encouraged to discuss what they can see in terms of colour, brush strokes, line, shape and what thoughts or words the work evokes, it is not about art knowledge. No previous art awareness is necessary for participation.

Making MAC poster. May – November 2021

Phase I took place in June and July 2021 in a number of residential homes. Most were over Zoom (due to Covid restrictions)  however some sessions took place in the residential homes, which was wonderful.

Phase II is taking place from late September for individuals who wish to join. There is a choice of session available, either 11am or 2 pm. There are some places available, see dates below.

Note: A computer screen is the ideal way to join in. You may join on your mobile phone however the screen is quite small to see the images in good detail.

Location: online via Zoom

No of participants: 10 maximum

Duration of project: 1 hour a week for 6 weeks

Dates: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th October and 5th November 2021

Times: 11am or 2pm, for one hour

Booking: must be booked in advance for the 11am OR the 2pm sessions

Booking contact: Vera McEvoy. Phone 086 2584367 or email

Free of charge