Connecting the Dots
- 16 May 2019
Visit a public exhibition celebrating the output of an intergenerational, multi-ethnic project connecting primary school children with older generations through Sound, Music and Art. The exhibition will include art work, a short film documentary and post-show discussion with both younger and older participants and the artists, along with a performance from ConTempo Quartet. This event is a culmination of a Galway2020 Small Towns Big Ideas project conceived by Ballinasloe Active Retirement Association (BARA), the Galway Music Residency (GMR) with its resident ensemble ConTempo Quartet, artist Finbar McHugh, Scoil Uí Cheithearnaigh and Ballinasloe Library. Through a number of workshops, participants have been working together to create visual representations of their collective experience of the sound and music presented by the ConTempo Quartet. Members of immigrant communities in Galway have been invited as special guests to participate in the workshops to allow the group to explore themes of migration, immigration, assimilation and humanity. At the heart of this exhibition is the importance of transcending age and circumstance to connect to, learn from, and create with those in our communities.
The exhibition will open on Thursday May 16th and will run for two weeks, until May 30th and is part of the Bealtaine Festival.