The Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children, Dublin
“I love the engagement, the challenge, and the dialogue of working with others. I love leaving the studio and coming back changed by that experience. Like my mantelpiece in the studio that is full of collected ideas … each journey away has a return that is different.” Terry O’Farrell – exhibition artist
This exhibition was curated in 2010 as a way to break down the traditional confines of how gallery spaces are viewed, and to make interacting with exhibited art much more stimulating and accessible for children. Conventional galleries are often considered staid – visitors generally view art as voyeurs rather than actively taking part in the artistic process. The Exhibit Me! exhibition, and accompanying visual arts programme, aimed to encourage children to consider art from their own artistic viewpoint while guiding and inspiring their creativity, and supporting them as they become exhibiting artists in the Ark’s gallery space alongside professional artist Terry O’Farrell.
Curated by Ashleigh Downey, The Ark’s Visual Arts Programmer, in collaboration with Terry O’Farrell.