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Part 2 – Announcing the 2024 Arts in Education Portal Documentation Award Recipients

Photographer: Mark Phillips, 2023

The Portal Team are delighted to announce the second of the of the two recipients of the 2024 Arts in Education Portal Documentation Award. We are very excited to be working with each recipient in the coming months to document their projects. These projects will be showcased on the portal as the documentation progresses.

Project title
Marino 100: Back to the Future ~ Creative Minds Art + Culture Festival 2024 ~

Marino 100: Back to the Future is being organised and run by a diverse group of teenagers in North Inner City Dublin in collaboration with their teachers, local artists and the wider community. The festival includes a parade, music, dancing and food!

The project is a collaboration between Marino College, St. Joseph’s Fairview, St. Vincent’s GNS (brought together through Creative Clusters), with Marino Residents Association and various other local schools and organisations. The organisational team are teachers and artists; Joan Lyne, Heather Gray, Robin Stewart, Sarah Connor, and Cathy French. Other artists involved in the project include Steven Doody and Sinéad Lynch.

This initiative aims to change the narrative of the area, celebrating the art and culture of all residents and fostering an inclusive atmosphere all under the banner of Marino 100 – highlighting 100 years since construction started on the Marino housing development – known as the Garden City.

Artist: Heather Gray
Heather Gray is a socially engaged interdisciplinary artist based in Dublin 3. Heather’s areas of expertise are creating large scale public participatory art works as a socially engaged practice and facilitating student led approaches to co-creation.

Teacher: Joan Lyne
Joan Lyne is a Gaelgoir, musician, organiser and community builder. She teaches Irish and Chinese and has been working at Marino College since 2015. Prior to this she was working as a teacher in her native co. Kerry. Joan is passionate about collaboration, inclusion, creativity and bringing fun into the school setting.

Librarian: Robin Stewart
Robin Stewart is the Junior Cert. Schools Programme Librarian in Marino College, Dublin 3. His previous work with marginalised public library users was recognised at the Excellence in Local Government Awards. Robin has written for Inis, An Leabharlann and The School Librarian magazines and is the Treasurer of the Library Association of Ireland School Libraries Group. He was shortlisted for the national Library Staff Champion award 2023.




Multi-art form

School Level



Dublin City