As part of Cruinniú na nÓg 2021, the national day of creativity for young people, Ballina-based community art group, Art and Movement, have created a large scale piece of art which will be on display in the Military Barracks, Ballina.
Art and Movement is a collaborative of artists aged from 7 to 16 years, who live in Mayo and are all members of Down Syndrome Mayo. This project has allowed them to celebrate their creativity as they made new work together over a five-week period. Throughout the months of April and May, the group met once a week either in person in the workshop space/outdoor space of Ballina Arts Centre, or using a combination of online and physical workshops. All social distancing guidelines have been followed and the group has worked on a large scale piece of art that encourages interaction.
The final piece has been professionally photographed and printed to size for exhibiting.
This inspiring project is a collaboration between Down Syndrome Mayo, Ballina Arts Centre, and artist Alice Dixon. It allows the young artists to build on their experience from previous group exhibitions and projects.
You’re invited to see the work of six young artists, which will be exhibited on a billboard in Ballina on Saturday 12th June at 12 o'clock noon.
Follow the link below to book your ticket: