A new art exhibition ‘The Circular Revolution -Towards Zero’ involving 12 primary schools across Clare has been designed and curated by Carmel Madigan, a professional artist and environmentalist and founder of the Loop Head Summer Hedge School.
As part of the Explorers Education Programme in Clare, students have created unique artworks from marine plastic litter that will be on display at Culturlann Sweeney, Kilkee from Monday 15th to Friday 26th April 2019.
“As part of the Explorers’ environmental care module, students have been learning about plastic waste in the ocean. For example, statements from the World Economic Forum have indicated that there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. Also inspired by the EU Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy 2018-2030, this has led to the large multi-school art installation for the upcoming exhibition,” said Ms Madigan.
Over 750 students participating in the Explorers Education Programme in Clare have creatively transformed plastic found along the seashore, into artworks to showcase their learnings. The plastics have been regenerated to create artworks such as ‘Vessels from the Sea’, ‘Save Our Coral Reefs’, ‘Emotions for Our Ocean’ and ‘Bite Sized Plastics for Sea Birds’.
Barefield NS, Coore NS, St John’s NS Cratloe, DoonbegNS, Holy FamilySnr, KilkeeNS, Killaloe Convent Girls Primary School, Lahinch NS, Liscannor NS, Moveen National School & O’Callaghan’s Mills NS
Exhibition on display during building opening hours from the 23rd February to the 29th March. Opening hours Monday + Wednesday 1.30pm -5.30pm & 6pm -8pm. Tuesday, Thursday + Friday 10.30am -1.30pm & 2pm -5pm.