Published 10.12.2019
by Kids’ Own

Video on gender equality project celebrated at St. Louise’s College, Belfast

Kids’ Own was in St. Louise’s College, Belfast, recently to celebrate a  project which creatively explored gender equality today and to launch the video created through this project.

Earlier this year, Kids’ Own associate artist Sharon Kelly,  writer Alice Lyons and artist Éanna Mac Cana, worked alongside a group of students from St. Louise’s College in west Belfast and their teacher Mairead Robb. The project took the 100 year anniversary of women achieving the right to vote as its starting point and through creative means explored what it is like to be a girl today, and thought about equality now and in the future. You can read more about the project here.

Through different creative forms, the group explored issues of identity, pressures felt by girls, social media, and youth culture. The resulting video, created by artist Éanna Mac Cana, gives valuable insight into the girls’ creative process and a real sense of their creativity, energy, and enthusiasm.

Watch the video below!

At the celebration and launch of this video, teacher Mairead Robb commended the girls on their participation in the project, and commented on how moving and thoughtful their creative work from this project was. Kids’ Own associate artist Sharon Kelly spoke about how much she had enjoyed working with the girls and how valuable it is to have opportunities for meaningful creative expression. Kids’ Own project manager Ciara Gallagher noted how important it is to continue to hear young people’s voices on important issues such as gender equality.

 

This project was kindly funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Small Grants Programme.