Helium Arts presents: At the Table No One Grows Old

Visual Art / Workshop



Organization: Bealtaine Festival

Event location: Online

City/Town: Online / Online

County: Dublin City

Event dates: 27 May 2020 - 27 May 2020

Event Venue: Via Helium Arts Website

Event time:

Contact phone: 01 853 5180

Web: http://helium.ie/learning-bank/young-people/


A pre-recorded online workshop facilitated by artist Ciara Harrison and Helium Arts in partnership with Age & Opportunity, Bealtaine Festival At Home 2020. With support from the Arts Council... This creative exchange with families, led by artist Ciara Harrison with Helium Arts, brings together a group of 9 - 12yr olds and family members via postal and internet exchanges to share textile skills, memories and rituals of being at the table. This pre-recorded workshop involves mark-making and stitch work on heirloom tablecloths. During Bealtaine At Home our collaborators, both young and old, invite you the public to make your own responses to this theme. See www.helium.ie/reseources where you will find a recording of the At the Table workshop facilitated Ciara....Ciara Harrison is Helium’s Children’s Creative Health Programme artist in Dublin. Since graduating with a B. Des. in Textile Design (2011) and an MA in Design History and Material Culture (2016) Ciara has focused her artistic practice in socially-engaged and participatory art with themes centring around hospitality, education and the preservation of skills and knowledge. She endeavours to create social change through collaboration with individuals, communities and institutions in the creation of participatory art. She is particularly interested in creative interventions in non-formal art settings, creating projects where tea, biscuits, play, craft and other domestic processes act as prompts for collaborative curiosity, conversations and exchanges of ideas.