An Intergenerational exhibition of artwork from 2nd year students from St. Mary’s College, CBS, Pipers Hill, Gaelscoil Cholaiste Chill Dara and the participants from Naas Care of the Aged.
Naas Arts and Culture, McAuley Place invited all the 2nd year secondary schools in Naas to come together through visual art to produce a piece of art that they feel best conveys the world they live in. We had a huge response with 128 students from St. Mary’s College, Pipers Hill, Gaelscoil Cholaiste Chill Dara, and CBS submitting work for the exhibition. All the resulting artworks are on display in The Lobby and Arts and Culture Centre until May 29th.
This is a non-competitive initiative which celebrates creativity across the 13-14 year age group, thus allowing students to produce their own meaningful images, to give an insight into their views of themselves, their schools, or the world they live in.
Teens have a lot to express and sometimes are more comfortable using art and creative expression when words are not always enough.
This group (2nd years), also known as Generation Z are our first digital natives, who live most of their lives online thrpugh their Smartphones and iPads. They like to share their stories online, making apps such as Snapchat popular because it is fast and visual. Gen Z is all about individuality. With that in mind, we at McAuley Place believe that concentrating on artwork that is ‘big on individuality’; that can be shared with friends, family and all who visit McAuley Place, including its residents, is a healthy alternative.