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Creative Generations: Education Programme 2017

07 February 2017

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is delighted to announce a new strand of Creative Generations, developed, researched and managed by Education Curator, Jean Mann, and generously funded by Central Bank of Ireland, in 2017.

Working with TBG+S studio artists Andreas Kindler Von Knobloch and Maria McKinney, a dynamic arts and education programme around two artists’ residencies, located in Synge Street CBS and O'Connell CBS Primary School, North Richmond Street, has been developed. As part of this programme the school children will visit the TBG+S gallery and explore and respond to the exhibition on show. They will visit artists in their studios at TBG+S and become familiar with the artists’ studio as a creative place of work.

Central to the programme are the two artists’ residencies, where TBG+S artists, will be situated in the schools over a number of weeks. Andreas Kindler Von Knobloch will be located in Synge Street CBS over the Spring term 2017. Maria McKinney will be in residence in O’Connell Primary School, over the Autumn term in 2017. 
Artists and students will work collaboratively on a shared platform to create a new art work that intervenes in the architectural landscape of the school. Learning skills from making, doing, creating, performing, thinking, viewing, observing, analysing and presenting are a key part of this programme. Working with students and bringing them on a journey through the process of creating new artworks allows the artists and school children to collectively respond to the environment they find themselves in. As well as this, the programme enables the artists to expand their artistic practices in consideration of the context of their residencies. 

Andreas Kindler von Knobloch's multidisciplinary practice is focused on ideas of collectivity and participation through the creation of structures and situations that question our material and social relations. The collaborative nature of his practice along with his technical ability is an exciting prospect for a school residency.

Maria McKinney brings a wealth of experience working collaboratively with diverse fields of expertise and a sensibility to materials that will be of great benefit to students during her residency.

Synge Street CBS is a Christian Brothers school in existence since 1864. It is a school of great tradition, renowned for its academic, cultural and sporting excellence. Its continuing contribution to the enrichment and development of Irish society is evident through its past pupils.

O'Connell CBS Primary School was founded in 1828, the foundation stone was laid by Daniel O'Connell. It is committed to providing a quality child-centered educational environment for all its pupils. James Joyce was a past pupil and O'Connell School features in the opening lines of the short story 'Araby' in Dubliners.