Visual Art Project in collaboration with the National Institute for Intellectual Disability, (NIID)
21 January to 11 March 2010
Exhibition in The Hunt Museum, 10 June 2010 as part of The Special Olympics
Second year students from a two year certificate programme with NIID took part in a series of workshops over 8 weeks in the Hugh Lane. Participants worked in a variety of media with artist Beth O’Halloran in response to artworks from the Gallery’s permanent collection and exhibitions. Specifically the students were working in response to the work of Francis Bacon, Sean Scully, Elizabeth Magill and Jack B Yeats. An exhibition of artworks created during the project will be held in The Hunt Museum in June as part of The Special Olympics.
NIID are also producing a publication of the work created during this project and during another project that the students took part in with The National Gallery of Ireland in 2009.