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Red Bird youth Arts Collective on tour to Draíocht
Claiming Space - Red Bird Youth Collective
WED 6 SEP - SAT 7 OCT 2017 Ground Floor Gallery, Draíocht, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15



Draíocht is delighted to present Claiming Space by Red Bird Youth Collective, a youth-led visual art group based in Galway Arts Centre. Working collaboratively with professional artists and architects, Red Bird make innovative projects, programmes youth events for their peers and contributes to youth policies and strategies in Galway Arts Centre. Claiming Space showcases Red Bird’s collaborative methodology, both with each other and with professional artists and architects and features work made since 2009. Over the years Red Bird has worked with artists such as Louise Manifold, Ruby Wallis and Dominic Thorpe and with architects Bláithín Quinn and Dominic Stevens. Although created by different Red Bird members and different professionals, all the artworks in this exhibition are rooted in exploring and challenging the world from a young person’s point of view, whilst claiming artistic and public space for young people.

The curated selection also represents different media and different ways to communicate ideas. The overall aims of Red Bird - to make work to a high standard, to engage their peers in the production of art and to participate in policy making for young people - are also visible in the exhibition. Red Bird aims to present youth arts alongside professional Irish arts practice, not to ghettoise it. A special publication with images of all Red Bird projects to date and commissioned essays accompanies this exhibition.

This exhibition is presented in tandem with SYNERGY in our First Floor Gallery, Curated by Sarah Beirne, Children & Youth Arts Officer, Draiocht.

Draiocht's Galleries are open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm. Admission is Free.

Claiming Space received a touring grant from the Arts Council in 2016 and was exhibited at Galway Arts Centre, The Dock, Carrig-on-Shannon and Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge.

Curated by Maeve Mulrennan, Galway Arts Centre
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Claiming Space - Red Bird Youth Collective

September 7, 2017, 10:00am - September 19, 2017, 6:00pm

Red Bird youth Arts Collective on tour to Draíocht Claiming Space - Red Bird Youth Collective WED 6 SEP - SAT 7 OCT 2017 Ground Floor Gallery, Draíocht, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 ​ Draíocht is delighted to present Claiming Space by Red Bird Youth Collective, a youth-led visual art group based in Galway Arts Centre. Working collaboratively with professional artists and architects, Red Bird make innovative projects, programmes youth events for their peers and contributes to youth policies and strategies in Galway Arts Centre. Claiming Space showcases Red Bird’s collaborative methodology, both with each other and with professional artists and architects and features work made since 2009. Over the years Red Bird has worked with artists such as Louise Manifold, Ruby Wallis and Dominic Thorpe and with architects Bláithín Quinn and Dominic Stevens. Although created by different Red Bird members and different professionals, all the artworks in this exhibition are rooted in exploring and challenging the world from a young person’s point of view, whilst claiming artistic and public space for young people. The curated selection also represents different media and different ways to communicate ideas. The overall aims of Red Bird - to make work to a high standard, to engage their peers in the production of art and to participate in policy making for young people - are also visible in the exhibition. Red Bird aims to present youth arts alongside professional Irish arts practice, not to ghettoise it. A special publication with images of all Red Bird projects to date and commissioned essays accompanies this exhibition. This exhibition is presented in tandem with SYNERGY in our First Floor Gallery, Curated by Sarah Beirne, Children & Youth Arts Officer, Draiocht. Draiocht's Galleries are open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm. Admission is Free. Claiming Space received a touring grant from the Arts Council in 2016 and was exhibited at Galway Arts Centre, The Dock, Carrig-on-Shannon and Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge. Curated by Maeve Mulrennan, Galway Arts Centre

posted Wednesday September 6th, 2017 - 12:18 pm  ·  

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Bittersweet

A collaborative installation by Red Bird Youth Collective & artists from CAMHS Day Hospital, Platform 9 3/4 at Merlin Park Hospital, facilitated by artist Louise Manifold

Galway Arts Centre, Gallery 3, 3rd floor

opening 6pm September 15 2017

Sept 15 - 27 2017

Funded by National Youth Council of Ireland




"...the pressure on young adults to define themselves has increased, and it’s starting earlier and earlier in life. We see increased standardized testing, increased homework levels, etc. By the time you’re 14, you’re already being forced into a mold that’s going to be hard to break out of.” - Claudia Gray, Author of A Thousand Pieces of You


Red Bird has worked with Louise Manifold to devise and create an experimental film that utilises performance and movement to create meaning. The starting point is the story of James Connolly handing his son a .22 gun & asking him to fight for his country, something our members learned about last year in school during the 1916 commemoration. This inheritance of politics & ideologies is the basis for our exploration, as it started a discussion on legacy in relation to current politics. We are also exploring the massive popularity of Dystopian Young Adult Fiction. Many of the new novels are set in a post-apocalyptic future, in which young people must clean up the mess their elders have made–not to mention struggle to live up to a new, sometimes unmeetable set of standards.
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Bittersweet

September 15, 2017, 10:00am - September 27, 2017, 5:30pm

Bittersweet A collaborative installation by Red Bird Youth Collective & artists from CAMHS Day Hospital, Platform 9 3/4 at Merlin Park Hospital, facilitated by artist Louise Manifold Galway Arts Centre, Gallery 3, 3rd floor opening 6pm September 15 2017 Sept 15 - 27 2017 Funded by National Youth Council of Ireland "...the pressure on young adults to define themselves has increased, and it’s starting earlier and earlier in life. We see increased standardized testing, increased homework levels, etc. By the time you’re 14, you’re already being forced into a mold that’s going to be hard to break out of.” - Claudia Gray, Author of A Thousand Pieces of You Red Bird has worked with Louise Manifold to devise and create an experimental film that utilises performance and movement to create meaning. The starting point is the story of James Connolly handing his son a .22 gun & asking him to fight for his country, something our members learned about last year in school during the 1916 commemoration. This inheritance of politics & ideologies is the basis for our exploration, as it started a discussion on legacy in relation to current politics. We are also exploring the massive popularity of Dystopian Young Adult Fiction. Many of the new novels are set in a post-apocalyptic future, in which young people must clean up the mess their elders have made–not to mention struggle to live up to a new, sometimes unmeetable set of standards.

posted Wednesday September 6th, 2017 - 12:13 pm  ·  

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Red bird collective in collaboration with Vicky Langan and Dominic Thorpe 2013, supported by Arts Council youth ensemble scheme ... See MoreSee Less

posted Tuesday August 22nd, 2017 - 12:03 pm  ·  

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Apologies for the lack of posts recently, this admin has been somewhat overwhelmed by college! I am happy to announce that as of Sunday 5th October, Redbird is back in action with the acclaimed Maeve Clancy. The project: a graphic novel. Watch this space ... See MoreSee Less

posted Saturday October 18th, 2014 - 1:14 pm  ·  

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Hello folks! Are you curious? What makes you curiouser and curiouser? Tell us where your curiosity has taken you. Ask questions. Inquire. ... See MoreSee Less

posted Friday September 12th, 2014 - 4:56 pm  ·  

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Discovered this gem last night on Nimmo's Pier, put me in mind of the work we did on Shaping Space: a captured flash of the West End; the beauty open to those who look. And you think you know a place! ... See MoreSee Less

posted Thursday August 14th, 2014 - 4:11 pm  ·  

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P.O.D (Place of Dreaming) was an architectural study into spaces of dreaming with the P.O.D's creating these spaces. In collaboration with architect Dominic Stevens and artist Ruthie Le Gear the P.O.D's went on tour to Coole Park, Renville Park and Silverstrand Beach. ... See MoreSee Less

posted Monday July 28th, 2014 - 5:21 pm  ·  

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