The participants in the project are transition year students from Coláiste Muire, Ballymote:

Angela Brennan

Elaine Dwyer

Shauna Gallagher

Keith Henry

Kristof Kenderesi

Neil Murray

Their profiles follow…


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  • 1. keithhenry  |  September 20, 2007 at 5:45 pm

    Hello there!
    My name is Keith Henry and I’m involved in this project. I always hated Art in School but this project is different. I enjoyed taking pictures of Sligo town and county (although we didn’t get long to do it) but I’m not keen on drawing. However I liked looking at the landscape pictures both in Sligo I.T and The Model arts centre. The only aspect of Art that I really enjoy is Photography and I hope I get another chance to do more. That’s all for now, I’ll report back again!!

  • 2. Kris  |  September 25, 2007 at 8:30 pm

    Um….Good evening, my fellow…..participants.

    My name is Kris..?
    The largely negative response this project recieved in school was met with my unspoken incredulity.
    I’m rather grateul for an oppurtunity to work in such a nice environment with no creative bounds (despite my lack of creativity).

    I have always been somewhat artistically inclined, although most of this is restricted to a pathological awe of Bosch and an appreciation of the works Escher and their ability to make you feel trippy.
    However, my atistic ability invariably manifests itself as drawings of systematic projectile vomit, and this keeps my enthusiasm in check.

    I also digress a lot. Online. In person, I don’t talk much. Being offensive to one sense is enough.

  • 3. angelabrennan  |  September 26, 2007 at 2:48 pm

    Im Angela Brennan. Im fifteen and from Ballymote.. There is seven in my family, my parents, three brothers, one sister and myself! I am a transition year student in Coláiste Muire, Ballymote. As part of transition year, I am doing an art workshop every Wednesday in the Niland Art Gallery, Sligo. The first day we went to the education centre located in the IT. We were shown various paintings and pictures. One picture that stood out to me was of an area in Dublin, it also had text on it. This appealed to me as it reminded me of areas in Sligo Town. On Wednesday the 19th, we had our first workshop in the Niland Art Gallery, we started off drawing maps of a special place to us. I drew a map of my granny’s house and its surroundings as this is a special place to me in many ways.

  • 4. elainedwyer  |  September 26, 2007 at 2:51 pm

    I’m Elaine Dwyer, I’m fifteen and I live in Drumfin. I go to Colaiste Mhuire in Ballymote and I’m in transition year. I have one brother and one sister who are both doing exams this year. I decided to do this workshop because I have a huge interest in art, and I wanted to try new experiences during transition year. On the first day we were shown various pictures in the educational centre which we all got to comment on and learn more about the artist and the painting itself. Last Wednesday we went to the first class in the Niland art and model gallery, where we looked at a variety of maps and other paintings. Then we got a chance to design and draw our own maps and postcards of sections of the paintings. The main idea was to draw a map of somewhere special to each of us. I decided to draw a map of my room where I have loads of paintings on the walls and its my favorite place. I also picked to draw a section of a picture which had waves and cliffs on it because I liked the colours.

  • 5. neilmurray  |  September 26, 2007 at 2:53 pm

    I’m fifteen and I live in Gurteen, Co. Sligo. It’s a small village where everybody knows everybody. There are eight in my family – my parents, myself and six brothers. I’m doing an art workshop in the Niland art galery in Sligo town.

  • 6. angelabrennan  |  September 28, 2007 at 9:49 am

    On wednesday 26th, once again we attended the workshop in the Niland Art Gallery, Sligo. We looked at different maps and then we started to design our own. I done my map in the shape of a heart with my grannys house in it and the surroundings. I done this on wallpaper.

  • 7. Kris  |  October 3, 2007 at 6:04 am

    The choice of sample maps for the last workshop were interesting, an prove to be very good source material for everyboy’s own project, or so it seemed.
    I base my project on the emotional maps to an extent, but made use of my artistic inability to make the whole thing indecipherable.

  • 8. Keith Henry  |  October 8, 2007 at 7:11 pm

    Yea, and the wallpaper was very pretty Angela!!!

  • 9. Kris  |  October 15, 2007 at 8:43 am

    I found the photographs taken by the ellow who’s name I can no longer recall vry much to my liking.
    They revealed everyday lie in its true state.
    It isn’t pretty.

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