Published 26.01.2015
by Kids’ Own

Virtually There at F.E. McWilliam Gallery: Opening Lecture with Declan McGonagle, Symposium and Special Event for Teachers & Artists

Kids’ Own and F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio, Banbridge, will host a series of events in conjunction with the Virtually There exhibition, which opens at the gallery on 7 March 2015. Virtually There is an exhibition of work made by children in collaboration with visual artists and teachers through online residencies in Primary Schools as part of the Virtually There project.

The work of the five exhibiting artists and schools demonstrates the use of virtual technology to connect studio and classroom in a ‘third space’ where exciting collaborative visual arts practice can evolve. As part of the exhibition, there will be a number of special events for children, artists, teachers and all those interested in supporting the development of children‘s creative thinking abilities.

Question,Think, Discover: A special event for teachers and artists 
Led by Artist Ann Donnelly, Sat. 7th March, 10.30am-2.30pm
*Free event* Places must be booked in advance: [email protected] or phone 028 4062 3322

Official Opening Lecture: How do we make space for children‘s creative thinking? 
Professor Declan Mc Gonagle, Thurs. 12th March, 7.00pm-9.00pm
*Free event* Places must be booked in advance: [email protected] or phone 028 4062 3322

Symposium: Creativity in Primary Education: How can we impact on children’s learning experiences through the arts? 
Thurs. 19th March, 1.00pm-5.00pm
*Free event* Book here for the symposium:


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The exhibition will continue at F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio, Banbridge, Co. Down until 11 April 2015 and will feature work by artists Ann Donnelly, Julie Forrester, Ann Henderson, Sharon Kelly, Andrew Livingstone with children from Northern Ireland Schools. For further information visit

The Virtually There exhibition and event tour (2014–15) is funded by The Arts Council/ An Chomhairle Ealaíon and The Arts Council of Norhern Ireland through the Touring & Dissemination of Work Award.