From Tuesday 21st January to Sunday 3rd February 2008
Signal Arts Centre presents Artist in the Community Scheme.
Signal Arts Centre invited artists whose practice involves engaging with local communities to submit an application for the annual Artist in the Community Award, which is grant aided through Wicklow County Council.
The aim of the scheme is to encourage intense collaboration between communities of place and/or interest and artists, culminating in an artwork or a project in which the members of the community groups and the artist work together in order to realise an artistic project. There was a huge response to the call for submissions and the standard was very high but eventaully the Visual artist Julie Merriman was the artist chosen by Signal Arts Centre panel and Bray Youthreach are the chosen community group.
Julie Merriman is a visual artist that has been working as a community artist since 1998, collaborating with schools, youth projects, women's groups and special interest groups. Julie's concept is to work with a local space, to map this environment through the medium of drawing and printing. She wants to explore the history, stories and other connections with the chosen environment. The results of this collaboration between artist and community group will be displayed in Signal Arts Centre on the above dates.
Opening Reception: Friday 25th January 7-9pm