Monday 19 November 2018

Work of art from St Aidan's Day Care Centre

James Byrne, Ian O’Rourke, Noel Collins and Kate Murphy
James Byrne, Ian O’Rourke, Noel Collins and Kate Murphy
Kerry Martin, Caroline Cullen and Ian Stafford with their works
Jason Flanagan
Lyndsey Terry

Sara Gahan

Nineteen adults from the BETA Unit in St Aidan's Day Care Centre have created a permanent work of art for the centre over a 10-week period with the help from artist Kate Murphy.

The groups collage of 'I too am a Superhero' was funded through the Artist in the Community grant from Wexford County Council and it was the first time the St Aidan's service users in BETA ever took part in a project of this nature.

The exhibition of mixed media collage and individual framed works on paper will be in the Gorey Library in the New Year before it returns to the main centre in St Aidan's to become a permanent fixture.

'Kate was truly inspirational in adapting the project and the art equipment to suit the individual needs of the service users,' said Anne Marie O'Sullivan, unit nurse manager. 'We had a lot of fun creating the collages that then became our superhero.'

The participants experimented with a number of techniques including print making, painting, clay modelling, drawing and collage, using traditional and non-traditional tools and techniques. One of the carers modelled for the superhero collage by laying on a sheet.

Gorey Guardian