Tallaght Community Arts recently participated in Creative Brain Week, an event exploring “how brain science and creativity collide to seed new ideas”, which took place in the Science Gallery in Trinity College Dublin from March 12th to 16th.
Artists from two of our core programmes - DoubleTAKE Studios and Doors To Elsewhere theatre ensemble - were approached and asked to exhibit work along side many other creatives from varying backgrounds, each exploring creativity and culture through different mediums such as music, dance, photography, literature, videos, images, and so on.
For the exhibit, TCA offered 2 videos, 68 paintings, and 5 photographs. The two videos - CRUST, and We’re Still Here - and the paintings, were created by DoubleTAKE Studios. They explore the theme of professional occupation and disability, the visibility - or lack thereof - of disabled people living in modern society, and what it means to be included, not just accommodated.
The 5 photographs are stills from the performance CAN’T SEE THE WOOD FOR THE TREES, a theatrical show devised and performed by Doors To Elsewhere theatre ensemble. It is a provocative exploration of the Little Red Riding Hood story placed in a modern context to consider issues of care, independence and our media-addicted society. Members of Doors To Elsewhere also participated in some of the many workshops that took place.
We were delighted to participate in such a provocative and inspiring exhibition, and hope that those who came to see it left with greater understanding, curiosity, and compassion for the world around them and those within it.
DoubleTAKE Studio Artist Mentors - Sharon Devlin, Caroline Hyland & Dee Pouch
Doors to Elsewhere Facilitators - Jenny Macdonald & Jennifer Webster.