With the aim of facilitating and promoting quality opportunities in the arts for citizens from 50 onwards, Age&Opportunity runs programmes and events, often in partnership with organisations, such as Local Sports Partnerships, public libraries, arts centres, your local VEC or with Partnership Companies. Bealtaine Arts Festival is one of the many successful events they run and this year Debora Ando was commissioned to deliver a eight-week print project with six participants, which will result in an exhibition during the Summer.
For the eight weeks participants experimented with monotypes, drypoint, hard ground and soft ground etching, aquatint and chine collé. Each person created their very individual response to the quote from Ulysses on his famous homecoming: “Tell me, then, and tell me truly, what land and country is this? Who are its inhabitants? Am I on an island, or is this the sea board of some continent?”.
It was a very challenging process where participants learned techniques new their artistic practice at the same time that they had to remain focused on their personal connection to the theme. The results were fantastic and that’s why I would like to invite you to share this moment with us!
Age and Opportunity: http://www.ageandopportunity.ie/