Teen Culture Club is one of our programmes for young people, in which we work with second level schools and youth initiatives, on facilitating thoughtful and creatively stimulating encounters with our collection and exhibition programmes.
In the Teen Culture Club programme professional artists from our Hugh Lane Gallery Panel of Artists and Guides facilitate young people to have stimulating and creative encounters with art and our exhibition programme.
The format for Teen Culture Club can vary but it often involves each school working with two artists over two 1.5 hour sessions at the gallery. Each session includes a discussion on selected artworks on exhibition. This is done in a welcoming environment in which the young people are encouraged to express their own thoughts and observations on the works. They then engage in an artist-led workshop in our dedicated studio space, exploring some of the concepts and/or techniques and materials that they encountered in the artworks on display.
In 2023 so far we have worked with St. Mary’s, Glasnevin, exploring the work of artists Kathy Prendergast and John Beattie. We are also working on a special programme focused on Andy Warhol, ahead of our major survey show opening in October 2023. For this, we are working with Donahies Community School, Dublin 13 and St Patrick’s Cathedral School in Dublin 8 and artists including Liliane Puthod, Michelle Hall and Helena Gouveia Monteiro .
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In 2022 we had very enjoyable discursive and artistic explorations.
In 2022, we worked with St Michael’s Secondary School, Finglas, Loreto College, Crumlin, Sandymount Educate Together and Drimnagh Castle, Walkinstown; and artists Megan Scott, Kimberly Griffith, Michelle Hall, Helena Gouveia Monteiro and Janine Davidson. The programme included discursive and artistic explorations of the following: works by Niamh McCann in The Tableaux Vivants exhibition, the Francis Bacon studio, The Map by Alice Maher and Rachel Fallon, works by Eleanor McCaughey and Amanda Doran in the Bones in the Attic exhibition and work by Patrick Graham in his solo exhibition. With the programme for Loreto Crumlin, we partnered with Fighting Words, who did a third session in November in their own classroom exploring feminist themes through the work of artist Alice Maher with writer Michelle Walshe and artist Megan Scott, connecting with their previous workshops in the gallery looking at the Bones in the Attic exhibition and The Map.
During this Teen Culture Club with students from Loreto Crumlin, artist Michelle Hall worked with a 4th year group to explore the vibrant work of artists Amanda Doran and Eleanor McCaughey from the Bones in the Attic exhibition.
During this Teen Culture Club with students from Loreto Crumlin, artist Michelle Hall worked with a 4th year group to explore the vibrant work of artists Amanda Doran and Eleanor McCaughey from the Bones in the Attic exhibition, 2022.
Teen Culture Club, with St Michael’s Secondary School, Finglas; working with artist Helena Gouveia Monteiro, looking at the Tableaux Vivants exhibition, 2022.
Teen Culture Club, with St Michael’s Secondary School, Finglas; working with artist Helena Gouveia Monteiro.
The students created a collage from printed poster size reproductions of paintings from the Hugh Lane Collection. Each student was given a different art work as a base for the activity.
….We explored the concept of collage as well as different techniques such as cutting-out, adding, replacing, transforming, tearing, or displacing.
Artist Liliane Puthod at Donahies Community School, exploring the work of Andy Warhol and other artists whose work referenced aspirational culture and consumerism, 15 March 2023
Work by student created in workshop with Liliane Puthod at Donahies Community School. Students created posters inspired by the work of Andy Warhol, Rene Magritte, Barbara Kruger and Liliane Puthod; as well as by looking at the repetition of words in Aldi and Lidl catalogues
Workshop with artist Liliane Puthod at Donahies Community School, 15 March 2023
Work by student created in workshop with Liliane Puthod at Donahies Community School.