Art Pollination brings together the Waterford Sustainable Living Initiative (SLí), local visual artists Ania Wojewodka and Aga Krum and primary schools for a thematically diverse project using a global education workshop as a springboard to explore issues important both locally and globally such as waste, sustainability, pollination, plastics and the on-going threats to our bee populations and the associated climate impacts. Students, under the direction of visual artists, will design and sculpt permanent pieces of art from reclaimed and collected waste that will be used to plant native Irish wildflowers specifically chosen to appeal to our bees.
Outcomes include: 1) increased understanding of the importance of environmental protection including decreasing waste and protecting pollinators and 2) permanent living art exhibits that can be used as structural and living art for years to come.
A total of four permanent pieces will be constructed, installed and filled with Irish wildflowers in four primary schools (2 in Dungarvan, 1 in Waterford and 1 in Ferrybank).
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.