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Thursday 27 November 2014

EVE Estuary clients put artistic work on display

Nicola Donnelly

Published 03/09/2013 | 05:32

A SWORDS-based training centre for adults with learning disabilities currently has its creative and artistic work on display at a Pop-Up Park in Dublin city.

A SWORDS-based training centre for adults with learning disabilities currently has its creative and artistic work on display at a Pop-Up Park in Dublin city.

EVE Estuary has their 'Fizzy Flowers' and 'Sitting on the Grass' artistic interventions at the Pop-Up Park which runs until September 22 at Granby Park on Dominick Street in the city centre.

And just last weekend, the group had an exhibit at Electric Picnic entitled 'A Trip to the Moon' which was shown in the holistic area of 'Body and Soul'.

The pop-up park, which is run by UpStart, a non-profit arts collective, aims to put creativity at the centre of public consciousness and includes a theatre space built by cross-border youth groups, an urban orchard garden project and an outdoor cinema facility.

'Fizzy Flowers is an installation of 100 brightly coloured flowers on one of the fences in Granby Park,' explained Carmel Keenan of EVE's Support and Development Department. 'The flowers have been made from recycled plastic bottles which were collected locally from recycling services. The flowers create a magical entrance into the park and show people the potential of this throw-away object.'

Explaining the concept behind the 'Sitting on the Grass' sculpture, which consists of two wooden chairs with real grass growing on the seat area, Carmel said it's a 'fun, quirky and organic piece of art which awakens people's creative energies and make them think more about how throwaway objects can be reborn. It also acts as a trigger for nostalgic memories of sitting on the grass and smelling cut grass.'

The EVE Estuary Artist Group feels that it is important to integrate into their community and to allow for the growth of new friendships and possibilities. They appreciate this wonderful opportunity and feel that it will help them achieve some of their goals, which will in turn have a positive effect on everyone involved.

And they have shown how recycled materials can be modified into works of art, to express something other than their original raison d'etre.

Over the years EVE Estuary has become a vital service in the Swords area for adults who have intellectual difficulties providing a day service for people in the Dublin North and Swords area to get involved in the day-to-day running of the centre and is a help to support people with their everyday lives and needs such as housing, social welfare, independent living skills, education, training and employment.

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