Image credit: ‘Reflections I ‘, Jane Hayes, (2020) Digital Print, 75cmx75cm, A collaborative artwork with Happy Days Creche, Ballyporeen, Co. Tipperary, for ‘Making Connections with Practice, NCCA ‘
Sample-Studios presents a new partnership exhibition with the Arts in Education Portal, showcasing work from artists and arts educators based in the south west region, as part of the Portal Spring Regional Day which will take place in MTU Crawford College of Art and Design on May 6th.
In 2021, Sample-Studios’ Artistic Director, Aoibhie McCarthy and member and Education Programme tutor Kate McElroy presented to the National Arts in Education Portal Annual Conference about our Cork Creative Careers Programme and Cork Young Curators and Critics Programme. Through this connection as speakers, Sample-Studios and the Arts in Education Portal began a dialogue about the need to offer profile to arts educational practitioners in Munster, to stimulate knowledge sharing amongst peers and collaborations, as well as awareness amongst wider audiences about the important role of arts education and arts educators in the community. The annual Arts in Education Portal Regional Day takes place this May in Cork City and presents an opportunity to connect with the arts education community, to share practice and find out what opportunities and events are available. Find out more about the Portal Day here.
Arts educators and artists Jane Hayes, Julie O’Hea and composer Fiona Linnane are keynote speakers and presenters at the Portal Regional Day and will exhibit artwork and documentation from best practice examples of their own work in the field of arts education.
The opening reception as part of the Arts in Education Portal Regional Day will take place on May 6th from 3.30-5pm. All welcome.