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The Monotypes of George Wallace Project

The Monotypes of
George Wallace

The Training & Development Centre have teamed up with the National Gallery of Ireland to work together on a new exciting art project called The Monotypes of George Wallace.

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Project Details
There will be 3 Zoom sessions for this art project. You must express your interest in taking part in this art project before it starts as spaces are limited.

Please contact your key worker if you want to sign up for this project or you can use the registration form below.

The Project Artist, Ciara Harrison will be leading this Art Project.
Using the photograph of George Wallace himself, the artist will explain how to draw a head and shoulders. The materials you will be using will be a pencil and paper.

Ciara will ask participants to collect images of heads from the newspaper for the follow week’s session.
Draw and paint the head from a newspaper sources that were gathered.

We will then use the paint brush to paint in the manner of Wallace prints. You can use objects found around the house for printing.
Introduction to the works. Also an opportunity of the artist to explain what they will be doing for the next couple of weeks.
Zoom Event Details
Please ensure that you have registered for this art project before joining the Zoom Session Event

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Artist Information

So who is
George Wallace?

George Wallace lived a very interesting life as an artist and spent most of his adulthood in Canada. For the first time in over 50 years, his art work will be displayed in Ireland by the National Gallery of Ireland.
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George made over monotypes
between 1988 and 2005
(whilst he was retired!)

Meet the Project Artist

Ciara Harrison

Project Artist
Ciara Harrison is a visual artist from Dublin, Ireland. Since graduating with a B. Des in Textile Design (2011) and an MA in Design History and Material Culture (2016) from the National College of Art and Design Ciara has focused her artistic practice in socially-engaged and participatory art.

Themes of hospitality, education and the preservation and dissemination of skills and knowledge inform Ciara’s practice. She endeavours to create social change through collaboration with individuals, communities and institutions in the creation of participatory art.
Working as an Artist in Residence in University Hospital Waterford (2017) Ciara further developed her interests in arts and health, facilitation, partnership building, outreach, access and reflection.

Ciara has since progressed to work with national institutions, charities and schools with the support of the Arts Council, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland. She is a member of Visual Artists Ireland.
Meet the Project Organiser

Caomhán Mac Con Iomaire

National Gallery of Ireland: Education Team
Caomhán leads the development of new programmes for individuals and groups with accessibility requirements.

He also facilitates lecture theatre programmes and events, art courses for adults, Irish-language events, and Sunday drop-in family workshops.

Project FAQ
This project will be delivered using Zoom over 3 sessions.
This project is entirely free and all materials will be provided to you.
The first Zoom session is on 17th September 2020.
The National Gallery of Ireland and the Central Remedial Clinic are the main organisors of this art project?
We are limited to 15 students from all of Training & Development.
Let your key worker know about your interest so that they can reserve a place for you.
Thanks to NGI who have supplied us with all the materials which you will receive before the first session. This pack will include: 5 of A3 paper, 1 paintbrush, 1 Pencil, 1 Eraser, 1 Tube of black Acrylic paint, A photo of the artist

It’s very simple to sign up. You can tell your key worker that you want to sign up. Or you can register yourself by completing the simple online registration form which is on this webpage.
Spaces are limited for this art project.
George Wallace at the Hamilton Artists Co-op, photographed by Jim Chambers, c.1983
George Wallace teaching his art class in Canada, 1968. © National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Project Partners

Thanks to all partners for organising The Monotypes of George Wallace Project.

All images are © National Gallery of Ireland & George Burton Wallace. Photographs of George Wallace, taken & © Jim Chambers
Registration
It’s really easy to register
All you need to do is complete this registration form.

You don’t need to have an email address to complete this form.
So thanks everyone and looking forward to working with you on this exciting art project!

If you would like to know more about George Wallace's life and work then you might find these websites useful.

George Wallace Exhibition

Reflections on Life

Print Gallery

11 September - 13 December 2020
Visit Exhibition

Article about Wallace

Curator | Anne Hodge

A Story about Wallace

by Anne Hodge
Visit Story
All images are © National Gallery of Ireland & George Burton Wallace. Photographs of George Wallace, taken & © Jim Chambers


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Tuesday 6th October 2020
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