Intercultural Art Project 2023-24
RWN Intercultural Art project brings together women from diverse background living in County Roscommon and surrounding areas. The project is led by Áine Treanor, RWN/WCI Development worker and was launched on 16th November 2023 in Aras An Chontae. The women, who represent 17 different nationalities including Traveller women and settled Irish women, meet up monthly to plan, work on their art piece together while chatting and getting to know each other. They also meet weekly in local smaller groups around the county to work on their individual pieces for the art installation which they are planning to launch in May 2024. Artist, Thais Muniz has joined the group at a few of their meet up’s to provide inspiration and guidance. Also two of our CycleUp Textile tutors, Margaret Browning and Mary Frances Loftus join the meetings regularly to train the women in the use of waste textiles for their art piece, so it will be an environmentally friendly, fully sustainable Art Installation. This Project is funded through Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and Roscommon County Council. Its not too late to join the group so please get in touch if you would like to get involved.
Some photos above from the first meet up in our CycleUp Textiles premises, Riverside Centre, Athleague and from the Project Launch in Aras An Chontae.