Butler Gallery and Bealtaine Festival: Portraits of Myself in May

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Two art and writing workshops considering how as an older person you are perceived by others, in contrast to the way you see yourself.

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Dates: 11th & 18th May 2021

Time: 11am to 1pm including tea/coffee break

With Artist Caroline Schofield and Poet & Writer Lani O’Hanlon.

In this creative exploration we will use images from Butler Gallery’s collection as a starting point for our discussion. Lani will lead simple writing practices that explore the sensuality of being in a body and our connection and relationship with the natural world. This will lead to a visual session led by Caroline where we will play with imagery and portraiture inspired by our writing and discussion.

You will need some simple materials to hand; paper, pen, pencils, glue, mobile phone and access to Zoom for the two online live workshops.

You do not need any previous experience to attend.

Caroline Schofield is a Visual Artist and Maker working in drawing, sculpture and textiles. Her practice is rooted in Arts & Health facilitating and leading sessions in hospitals with older people including Open Gallery in University Hospital Waterford and ‘Art at the Kitchen Table’ with Waterford Healing Arts Trust. She has an MA in Art & Process from Crawford College of Art & Design and her work is in private and public collections including the OPW.

Lani O' Hanlon is a dance artist and an award winning poet and writer working in Arts & Health with Waterford Healing Arts Trust. She is the author of Dancing the Rainbow, Holistic Well-Being through Movement and The Little Theatre (Poetry). She has an MA in creative writing from Lancaster University and her writing has been widely published. She is a regular contributor to RTE’s Sunday Miscellany.

Image Caption: Tony O'Malley Self Portrait 1960 © Estate of Tony O’Malley

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