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CORK IGNITE

Project managed for National Sculpture Factory and Create

(2014/2015)

Kath was appointed by the National Sculpture Factory as Project Manager for large-scale public art commission, Cork Ignite by UK visual artist Simon McKeown. 

 

Developed over two years of research and development in collaboration with disabled people in Cork as well as Simon’s own lived experiences of disability.  Resulted in a free outdoor projection event played to audiences of approximately 8000 people as part of Cork city’s 2015 Culture Night, becoming one of the largest outdoor disability-led public artworks in Europe.  Led by National Sculpture Factory and Create in association with Suisha Inclusive Arts at COPE Foundation and SoundOUT

Cork Ignite was commissioned by Cork City Council as part of Ignite.  Ignite (2013-15) was managed by a unique Irish partnership involving the Arts Council (Ireland), Arts & Disability Ireland (ADI), Cork City Council, Galway City and County Councils, and Mayo County Council.  Ignite (at the time) was a new platform designed to generate Ireland’s most ambitious showcasing of talent from people with disabilities, led by international and Irish artists and performers with disabilities, with projects taking place during 2014 and 2015 in Cork, Galway and Mayo.

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