Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Young Hearts Intergenerational Exhibition in City Hall in conjunction with Transition Year Students from Croí na Gaillimhe and Galway Community College



Young Hearts Intergenerational Exhibition in City Hall in conjunction with Transition Year Students from Croí na Gaillimhe and Galway Community College














Young Hearts Intergenerational Exhibition in City Hall in conjunction with Transition Year Students from Croí na Gaillimhe and Galway Community College

City hall buzzed with excitement as James Harold, City Arts officer, officially unveiled the artwork made by participants of “Young Hearts” on Tuesday February 11th.

This project sees Transition year learners collaborate with older members of the community, to enjoy a variety of cultural activities. The participating ‘Young Hearts’ are transition year students from Galway Community College and older adult patrons of Croí na Gaillimhe, They have been working together since September 2013 and meet ev


ery Tuesday morning for two and a half hour sessions. They share stories, laughter and lots of tea in the warm, welcoming atmosphere of Croí na Gaillimhe.

‘Young Hearts’ is an intergenerational and socially inclusive project run as a collaboration between Galway Community College and Croí na Gaillimhe, St. Vincent De Paul’s Resource Centre on Mill Street in Galway City. The project is funded by ‘The Maureen O’Connell Bequest’ and the Area Council of the Society of SVP. 

This exhibition includes work that was made during the art workshops, facilitated by artists Anu Halonen and Ramona Burke and comprises ceramics, drawings and textiles. The “young Hearts” worked collaboratively and have made drawings, moulds of their hands as well as cups and bags.

Brian Melia, Principal of Galway Community College is “delighted at the continuing collaboration between Galway Community College and Croí na Gaillimh. The Transition Year students benefit from an enriching experience, which reinforces the school ethos of respect and participation in the community”

For more information on all classes at Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre please see www.croinagaillimhe.ie and croinagaillimhe.blogspot.ie/, call 091 895203 or simply call into us at the centre on Mill Street.

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