The following blog posts have been written by art teachers Aidan Power and Mary Fahy along with their 5th Year class students in Coláiste Muire (Ennis) and Scoil Mhuire (Ennistymon), Co. Clare. They share their experiences of collaborating with artists Mitch Conlon and James Moran on the project Keystone, commissioned by Clare County Council to celebrate and mark 20 years of artist in schools programming by Clare Arts Office. The curatorial framework Art School, directed and curated by Jennie Guy, were invited to deliver the project, along with co-curator Fiona Gannon. This project is one of the recipients of the 2023 Portal Documentation Award, read the announcement here.
The new Leaving Certificate Art specification focuses on art as social commentary, political and social art and artists in the community, for this reason, the 5th Year students from the respective schools were selected to participate in the project.
Is ealaíontóir teagaisc í Mary Fahy a bhfuil gradaim buaite aici, atá ag obair i gContae an Chláir ó 2003 i leith. Fiosraíonn a saothar láithreacht agus asláithreacht, cuimhne, méala, grá agus caillteanas. Bhain Mary céim amach i mBaitsiléir Ealaíon sa Mhínealaín sa Phéintéireacht (1ú) 2000 agus Ard-Dioplóma san Oideachas Ealaíne (1ú) 2003 i Scoil Ealaíne agus Deartha Luimnigh, nuair a bhuaigh sí Gradam Irish Times agus Gradam Cuimhneacháin Larkin ar son ealaín sa teagasc.