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The Fertile Rocks

The Fertile Rocks

for Jole Bortoli of Art to Heart She sent us out to the Burren to look up close – far away, up close – far away up close at pock-holed rock far away at the sweep of an ice-weathered mountain up close at golden lichen….

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My Journey Into Creativity by Henneke Andreae

My Journey Into Creativity by Henneke Andreae

The creative process is so inherent to our lives. Has it not shaped us from the start? And was it not there ,when I watched with imagination’s creatures climbing up the patterns in the fabricof the curtains, in my very early years? From playing with…

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Community After School Project

Community After School Project

The 17th October 2010 was the Eradication of Poverty. To commemorate the day 23 children aged 9 to 11 met in Mountjoy Square Community After School’s premises to design three posters. Over the duration of four workshops and with the facilitation of Jole Bortoli, the…

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Chicken in Pink

Chicken in Pink

  This is the easiest, simplest and very tasty recipe on how to cook a chicken. Ingredients: 1 chicken 1 glass of milk 1 glass of tomato sauce 1 glass of white wine sage salt Preparation: Take the chicken and put in a pot just…

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GOING UP By Jole Bortoli

GOING UP By Jole Bortoli

My two most memorable experiences of the summer just gone involved climbing. The first one to the monastery on Skellig Michael, Co. Kerry, Ireland and the second to the crater of Mount Vesuvius, Naples, Italy. The climbs could not have been more different, one being…

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Making Senses by Barbara O’Meara

Making Senses by Barbara O’Meara

While studying for my Higher Diploma in Community Art Education I designed a series of 6 Creative Workshops based on the senses. This year I submitted a proposal to teach this programme ‘Making Senses’ to a local Arts Office in Co Tyrone. It was approved…

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The most incredible thing about the dArk nights

The most incredible thing about the dArk nights

In the magic atmosphere of The Ark, a cultural centre for children in Temple bar, for seven consecutive Wednesdays at 6,30 pm, something very peculiar happened. We started off as a bunch of 15-16 people, each one with different backgrounds, various expectations and a few…

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The transformative power of art by Denise O’Brien

The transformative power of art by Denise O’Brien

As I collapsed onto to my couch the other evening, my hair dishevelled, flour all over my clothes and paper strewn across the room, I knew something out of the ordinary was afoot in my life.  This was not my usual end of day demenour….

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Speech at launch of Iria by Martin Drury

Speech at launch of Iria by Martin Drury

It is entirely appropriate that we are here this evening to mark the opening of an exhibition and the launch of a book, and that these two things are at once distinct and yet inextricably bound together. Entirely appropriate, because the story of Iria –…

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