This July, Mayfield Arts Centre will run a series of Eco-Art workshops for groups in the Mayfield community, co-facilitated by environmental scientist and artist Jessica Mason of Cork Environmental Forum with Mayfield Arts artists.
Activities will include:
The participant groups will connect creatively through a collage of dry-point fine art prints, to which every participant (including support staff) will contribute. Outcomes will be displayed in Mayfield Arts throughout August and in an exhibition at the Frank O’Connor Library for the month of October: National Reuse Month.
- A 4-day Eco-Art ‘Camp’, where young adults with intellectual disabilities from Aisling House Brothers of Charity Services will be invited to explore sustainability, recycling, upcycling, biodiversity, use of natural dyes, papermaking, printmaking with recycled materials, and urban wildlife.
- A day of printmaking workshops with local Foróige group Mayfield Ubu around the theme of enriching our sense of place/ being climate active. This will build on the introductory Eco-Art workshops that were part of a ‘Keep Mayfield Clean’ initiative over the last two summers.
- A day of Eco-Art workshops for a group of local women who are in the process of setting up a Mayfield Women’s Shed. The workshops will explore issues important to them - promoting wellbeing, enriching their sense of place and being climate active.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.