Zooom @Hugh Lane Gallery

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Hugh Lane Gallery city-wide project with primary schools

Since its inception in December 2018, over 2,000 children to date from across Dublin City have participated in our innovative city-wide project.

Phase IV (Nov 2021-June 2022) We are delighted that in-person resumed and 19 primary schools and 598 children from throughout Dublin City participated in this exciting programme.

Following our submission, we are delighted our Zooom@Hugh Lane Gallery Virtual Tour by artist Jane Fogarty is showcased on the European wide Museums in Short initiative 2021 here

Our Zooom@Hugh Lane Gallery film by artist Liliane Puthod is also showcased on the European wide Museums in Short initiative 2020 here

Phase III (Nov 2020-June 2021) Given the current restriction on numbers for in-gallery programmes as well as the intermittent temporary closure of the gallery itself, we  put in place an exciting online version of the project for the school year 2020-21 which saw live discussions on artworks and ideas for art activities with our artists as well as the screening of a fun virtual tour.

Watch our virtual tour for children here

Between November 2020-April 2021, the following schools participated  in online Zoom@Hugh Lane Gallery:

Stanhope St. Convent, Stoneybatter, D7; St. Joseph's BNS, Terenure, D6; St. Kevin's BNS, Finglas, D11; St. Vincent De Paul Girls National School D9 and Cromcastle Green BNS, D5; Presentation, Georges Hill, D7; Naomh Finnin, D11; Gaelscoil Baile Mhunna D9; St Peter's NS, D7; St Clare's D6W.

The over-arching theme of this project is to introduce children to the Hugh Lane Gallery, its collection and temporary exhibitions and through discussion and looking more closely, to become more familiar with particular artworks and delve deeply into visual art practice. The project includes a pre-visit to the participating schools when the children are introduced to the project and artworks from the Gallery. During their visits to the Hugh Lane, children and their teachers are introduced to visual art and encouraged to hone in closely to observe and find sometimes overlooked aspects of an artwork. By using this zoomed in approach  it is hoped to encourage the children to look from the general to the particular, to develop their observation skills, and to share and articulate the reasons behind their choices.  Following their discussions and sketching in the Gallery, artist-led workshops in the Hugh Lane's dedicated education studio space further explore the themes arising from their looking and the children will make artwork in a variety of media based on their artistic exploration. Green screen animation is also used to capture the thoughts and ideas arising from their visit.

Between December 2018-June 2019, the following schools have participated in Zoom@Hugh Lane Gallery:

Scoil na mBrathar Senior School, North Brunswick St, Dublin 7; St Catherine West NS, Donore Ave, Dublin 8; Gaelscoil Bharra, Cabra, Dublin 7; St Mary’s NS, Fairview, Dublin 3; St Columba’s NS, North Strand, Dublin 3; St Brigid’s Primary School, Haddington Rd, Dublin 4; St Audeon’s NS, Dublin 8; St Malachy’s NS, Finglas, Dublin 11; North Bay Educate Together NS, Kilbarrack, Dublin 5; San Vinseann Cailiní, North William St, Dublin 1; St Mary’s Primary School, Dorset Street, Dublin 7; Banríon na nAingeal, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10; St Vincent’s Primary School, Glasnevin, Dublin 11; Bantiarna na mBuanna, Ballymun, Dublin 9; St Mary’s NS, Donnybrook, Dublin 4; St Patrick’s GNS, Ringsend, Dublin 4; St Ultan’s NS, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10; Scoil an tSeachtar Laoch, Ballymun Rd, Dublin 11; Holy Trinity SNS, D13; Harold’s Cross NS, D6; Scoil Úna Naofa, D12; St Catherine's Senior School, D7;  St Joseph's NS, D17; Our Lady Immaculate SNS, Darndale, D17; St Gabriel’s NS, D7; Ranelagh Multi Denominational School, D6

Zoom@HughLaneGallery short film  (Phase I)

This lovely, vibrant and humorous film produced by artist Liliane Puthod can be viewed here and well done again to all the participating artists for the super work made with the over 800 children from 26 schools so far in Phase I of Zoom@HughLaneGallery (Dec 18-June 2019)

Click here to see the film


Phase II of Zoom@HughlaneGallery (Nov 2019-March 2020)

Prior to the Hugh Lane Gallery’s closure in March 2020, Zoom@Hugh Lane Gallery - Phase II of our city-wide outreach project for primary school had engaged with fifteen primary schools through the DCC administrative areas from November 2019-March 2020. The participating schools were Gaelscoil Colaiste Mhuire, D1 - Central Area; City Quays NS, Gloucester St South, D2 – South East Area; Presentation Primary School, D8 – South Central Area; North Dublin Muslim NS Project, D3 - North West Area; St Columba’s NS, D9 – North Central Area; Gardiner St school D1 - Central Area; John Scottus NS, D4 - South East Area; St Enda’s Primary School, D8 – South Central Area; Our Lady of Consolation NS, D5 – North Central Area; St Joseph Senior NS, D11 – North West Area; S N Seosamh Na mBrathar, D3 – North Central Area; St Patrick’s NS, D20 – South Central Area; Naomh Padraig NS, D11 – North West Area; St Michael's NS, D10 - South Central Area; Gaescoil Ui Earcain, D11 – North West Area. A short film documenting the visits to the Gallery and highlighting the artwork made by the children is being produced by artist Liliane Puthod. Planning is now also underway for Phase III of Zoom@HughLane Gallery due to take place during the school year 2020-21. It is aimed to continue to incrementally engage year on year with every primary school in the Dublin city area.

Click here to see the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbLCH-p0xeo

Phase III Between Nov 2020-June 2021 we have worked with thirteen primary schools in our online programme.

Zoom@HughLaneGallery is curated by Jessica O'Donnell, Head of Education and Community Outreach, e. JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING and  Jane Fogarty Project Facilitator (Phase III and IV), Liliane Puthod, Project Facilitator (Phases I &II)and Kimberly Griffith, Project Facilitator (Phase III)

Zoom@Hugh Lane Gallery (Phase I and II) is supported by Dublin City Council and the Creative Ireland Programme, an all-of-Government five-year initiative, from 2017 to 2022, which places creativity at the centre of public policy. Further information from https://www.creativeireland.gov.ie/en #creativeireland

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