List of Projects to date

The following is a list of UPSTART projects that will take place this year along with those that have already taken place since the start of the programme in 2010.

2018

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Carrowbeg Artists Collective, international DJ Christopher Ceo and the Custom House Studios, Westport.

Sound Piece

A project using music and rhythm as a form of self expression. Participants from the Carrowbeg Artists Collective, Westport will collaborate with international DJ Christopher Ceo and the Custom House Studios in the development of a piece of sound art,  using music and rhythms sampled into a musical / sound composition culminating in a cohesive and contained art-work.

Down Syndrome Mayo, Castlebar and artist Anne Connolly.

The Hero’s Journey

Artist Anne Connolly will work with members of Down Syndrome Mayo in the development of an artwork through a series of creative workshops using drama, movement, improvisation, sound, creative writing, painting and mask making.

Ridgepool Training Centre, Ballina, artist, Claire Griffin and Ballina Arts Centre.

Our World View (Through the Looking Glass) A visual art printmaking project, exploring themes of identity and community. Ballina Arts Centre will host a series of visual arts workshops exploring different aspects and styles of printmaking with members of the Ridgepool Training Centre, Ballina. Under the guidance of artist Claire Griffin, the group will find the style and technique that suits them individually and then go on to develop a body of work which will be displayed throughout different businesses in Ballina on or around 3rd December 2018. This project forms Mayo County council’s UPSTART 2018/Creative Ireland project.

Scannán Technologies, Ballina, artist Helen Falconer and Ballina Library.

Words Into Community

A series of creative writing workshops facilitated by artist Helen Falconer and hosted by Ballina Library with service users from the Scannán Technologies group. The project will explore members understanding and view of the society in which they live by putting into words their feelings and reflections. Working with artist Helen Falconer the group will produce a short body of work with a contribution from each individual with a central theme which will be made available in an accessible format for everyone to enjoy.

St Bríds school, Castlebar, artists Thomas Johnston & Orla Kelly from Ceol Connected and the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar.

A Winter Wish at the Quiet Tree

A multi-sensory music and theatre performance developed by Thomas Johnston & Orla Kelly. The Linenhall will present two performances for groups of children with intellectual disabilities from St Bríd’s School, Castlebar, on Friday 7th December 2018. Ceol Connected will also develop workshops to introduce the characters, thematic elements, and music in the show to the children in their school setting.

 

2017


Ballyhaunis and Claremorris day service and percussionist Anthony McNamee, Percussion workshops.

Carrowbeg Artists collective,  Westport, Custom House Studios, Westport, artists Caroline Masterson, Gráinne O’Reilly and chef, Áine Maguire, ‘Food as Art.’ A cookery book and exhibition.

Crann Mór Centre, Ballinrobe and percussionist Anthony McNamee, Percussion workshops.

Down Syndrome Mayo, Castlebar, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar and Blue Teapot Theatre Company, Galway, ‘Sanctuary’ film screening, post show discussion plus drama workshops.

Rural Training Centre, Castlebar and artist Con Murphy, The Ukulele & Me.’ skills development workshops plus performance.

Western Care Erris, Áras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet and artist Gabrielle Bishop, ‘Stained Glass.’ Stained glass workshops plus presentation.

 

2016


Carrowbeg Artists collective , Westport, Custom House Studios, Westport and artists Mary C Reilly and Susie Quinn, ‘Art book.’ Print/book binding workshops plus exhibition.

Hawthorn Social Housing group, Swinford, Mayo Artsquad and the O’Dwyer Arts Centre, Bohola, ‘The Community” seen through our eyes.’ Visual arts workshops plus exhibition.

Katie Moore, Artist, Foxford, ‘My Clinical Life.’ Installation, video and exhibition.

Luisne Art Group, Ballinrobe and Scannán Technologies group, Ballina, ‘Around the world in so many ways.’ A shaddow show film plus visual arts exhibition.

Artists Pat Youell, Maura Gilligan and the Rural Training Centre, Castlebar, ‘Path.’ Visual arts and creative writing workshops plus exhibition.

Ridgepool Training Centre, Ballina, Ballina Arts Centre, Ballina and percussionist, Anthony McNamee, ‘Sound Warriors.’, Percussion workshops plus performance.

 

2015


Carrowbeg Artists Collective & The Custom House Studios, Westport, Seramics workshops plus exhibition.

Luisne Art Group, Ballinrobe and Scannán Technology group, Ballina, ‘The Gift.’ Skill sharing workshops, animated istop motion film plus exhibition and screening.

Poet Paul Durcan and the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, ‘The Days of Surprise.’ An Irish Sign Language interpreted Poetry Reading.

St Bríds school, Castlebar, artists Mary Curran and Fiona Lavin. Percussion workshops plus performance.

Western Care Association, Erris, Áras Inis Gluaire, Bellmullet and artist Debbie Beirne, Percussion workshops plus performance.

 

2014


Carrowbeg Artists Collective & The Custom House Studios: Westport. ‘Drawing the Greenway.’ Film project plus screening.

Luisne Art Group, Ballinrobe, Connaught Creative Resource Centre, Castlebar, artists Breda Murphy, Breda Burns and the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, ‘At Home in the Universe’. Visual arts workshops plus exhibition.

St. Bríd’s & St. Anthony’s schools, Castlebar. The Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar and New Moon Theatre Company, Galway. Participatory workshops plus performances.

Western Care Association, Erris, Áras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet  & theatre artist Gemma Gallagher, ‘Journey.’ Drama workshops plus performance.

 

2013


Carrowbeg Artists Collective and The Custom House Studios: Westport. sculpture workshops plus exhibition.

Luisne Art Group, dance artist Rachel Parry & visual artist Breda Murphy: Ballinrobe, ‘Open Arms’. A visual arts exhibition and video.

Rural Training Centre, Local Disability Groups, Lismirrane Arts Centre, Bohola & artist Tom Meskell, ‘Light Catcher’ visual arts workshops plus an exhibition.

Western Care Association, Castlebar, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, artist Robbie Harris,  Soundscape, Galway, and Gamelan na Gaillimhe, Galway. ‘Worlds of Music.’ Percussion workshops plus performance.

 

2012


An Coilín and artist Deirdre Walsh: Castlebar, ‘The Colour  of  a Corridor’, visual arts workshops.

Carrowbeg Artists Collective and the Custom House Studios:  Westport, Participatory print-making workshops.

Connaught Creative Resource centre, Castlebar and the Linenhall Arts Centre: Castlebar, ‘Let It Roll’, a touring visual arts exhibition.

LUISNE Art Project and Tacú Family Resource Centre:  Ballinrobe, Creation Animation. A film animation project.

Rural Training Centre and artist Tom Meskell: Castlebar, Reimagined.  Sculpture workshops plus video.

Western Care Association, Eris, Áras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet & artist Peter Crann. “Shake it Make it” Percussion workshops plus performance.

 

2011


Carrowbeg Artists collective and the Custom House Studios:  Westport. Interactive print-making project plus Exhibition.

Connaught Creative Resource Centre and the Linenhall Arts Centre: Castlebar. ‘Taking Flight ‘ visual arts exhibition plus a screening of the film ‘ Living Colour’

LUISNE Art Project and Tacú Family Resource Centre:  Ballinrobe. An exhibition of poetry and painting.

Ridgepool Training Centre and Ballina Arts Centre: Ballina. ‘Martino and Karenet’ A devised drama performance.,

Western Care Association, Ballina and Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle. ‘Making art the fun way’. A visual arts project.

Western Care association, Erris and Áras Inis Gluaire: Belmullet. “What I can do and what I have to say”, a visual arts project and exhibition.

 

2010


Carrowbeg Artists collective and the Custom House Studios:  Westport. A screen-printing training project.

Mayo Artsquad, Rural Training Centre, National Learning Network, and the Connaught Creative Resource Centre:  Castlebar. An interactive arts workshop in clay, weaving and painting.

Ridgepool Training  Centre and Ballina Arts Centre: Ballina. ‘The Fanciful Hotel’, a music and drama project

St Bríd’s School and the Linenhall Arts Centre:  Castlebar. A participatory visual arts project.