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Sunday 16 June 2019

Work puts focus on rights

St Mary's TY students and Sunbeam clients collaborate on new 'TY Nua' exhibition

Rebecca Colgan, Sophie Bentley, Alannah O’Neill and Kelly Jordan at the launch at Arklow Visual Arts Gallery
Rebecca Colgan, Sophie Bentley, Alannah O’Neill and Kelly Jordan at the launch at Arklow Visual Arts Gallery
Eimer Wixted, Dee Ryan from St Mary’s College and Cllr Miriam Murphy

A collaborative exhibition at Arklow Visual Arts Gallery is putting human rights front and centre.

'TY Nua - Flagging our Rights' is the work of a group of students from St Mary's College and clients of Sunbeam House Services.

For the last number of years, Sunbeam has collaborated with Transition Years at St Mary's on a number of projects, including digital literacy, literacy, art and creative writing projects.

This year, St Mary's TY students paired with members of the Bri Nua group at Sunbeam to work on a series of art projects, focusing on Human Rights. As part of the TY curriculum at St Mary's, a module (consisting of two class periods every Thursday) was dedicated to facilitating the two groups meeting up in Solace Ceramic Studio at the River Walk to make the art pieces together through a cooperative creative process. All the artists worked together to make flags and posters using a variety of materials and incorporating different human rights.

This work has culminated in the exhibition at the Main Street gallery, which continues until Friday, May 24.

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