Virtually There

Announcing Alice Lyons as Kids’ Own Project Manager

We are delighted to welcome Alice Lyons to the Kids’ Own team. Alice will be working with us as a Project Manager, leading on the delivery of a number of our flagship projects. These include the Virtually There project in Northern Ireland, which is currently running in nine schools, and the implementation of documentation and regional initiatives as part of our management of the Arts in Education Portal. About
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Weird and wonderful things on the Virtually There Project

This week we introduce teacher Christopher McCambridge from St Colman’s Primary School and digital artist John D’Arcy, another two of the new artists and teachers joining the new phase of the Virtually There project.   Follow Kids’ Own on instagram to view our Virtually There artist take over series. Teacher Christopher McCambridge at St Colman’s P.S. Lambeg Art has always played an important r
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Virtually There: Introducing a new artist-teacher partnership

We continue our introduction of the new artists and teachers joining the new phase of the Virtually There project, this week we introduce you to teacher Leanne Kyle from st Aughnacloy Primary school and dancer Lisa Cahill. Teacher Leanne Kyle at Aughnacloy Primary School I always enjoyed art as a child. My favourite programme on T.V  was art attack and I spent my summers making large scale art attacks in the fields w
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Virtually There – Opportunity for Schools

Kids’ Own in partnership with Carrick-on-Shannon Education Centre, Kilkenny Education Centre, Sligo Education Centre and Education Centre Tralee is pleased to invite applications from 4 schools (one from each Education Centre area) to participate in the ‘Virtually There’ Project from October 2016 to December 2016. This project represents a very exciting opportunity for schools that are interested in creative engageme
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Virtually There - Joanna Harriott & Helen Barry

Virtually There: Introducing our new artists & teachers

To celebrate the start of the new phase of the Virtually There project, over the next few weeks we would like to introduce you to the new artists and teachers joining the project. This week we meet teacher Joanna Harriott from St John the Baptist P.S. Andersonstown and visual artist Helen Barry. Teacher Joanna Harriott at St John the Baptist P.S. Belfast I have always enjoyed art. I have fond memories of going to vis
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‘Virtually There’ Opportunity for Visual Artists

Kids’ Own is pleased to invite applications from suitably qualified individuals for the following opportunity: ‘Virtually There’ Visual Artists   Kids’ Own seeks 4 artists to join a new exciting phase of the ‘Virtually There’ project to take place in four counties in the Republic of Ireland funded by the Arts Council of Ireland in partnership with The Education Centre, Tralee, Kilkenny Education Centre, Sligo Ed
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Artists, schools and action researcher announced for new phase of ‘Virtually There’

A new phase of the ‘Virtually There’ project will take place in Northern Ireland over a four-year period (2016-2020) funded through a ‘More and Better’ Grant from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Arts-based Learning Fund. Virtually There is an artist in schools programme connecting artists, children and teachers through online residencies. We are delighted to announce the following artists, primary schools and action res
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Another Planet: further adventures in the virtual world

Virtually There Curator Ann Donnelly continues her exploration of the project with a visit to artist Sharon Kelly’s studio in Belfast during a vibrant online session with St Patrick’s Primary School, Crossmaglen. I have visited schools before during Virtually There sessions but outside my own work I have never seen the project in action from the perspective of another artist in the studio. It has been an
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Virtually There: New Partners

New partners by Ann Donnelly, Virtually There Project Curator “The crux of successful work is a strong partnership between artist and teacher.” -Orla Kenny, Director of Kids’ Own at VT Artist and Teacher day, Ulster Museum Acknowledging this crucial partnership at the heart of the online work, Kids’ Own has looked for ways to support and sustain that relationship, starting at the beginning 
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All the latest from the Virtually There Tour

The Virtually There exhibition tour, showcasing artwork created by artists, children and teachers through online residencies, is currently on display at  F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio in Banbridge. Opening lecture F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio hosted an opening lecture by Professor Declan McGonagle, Director of NCAD, on Thursday 12th March, entitled: How do we make space for children’s creative thinking in
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