News: Artists

Kate Temple highlights some of the excellent visual art resources and workshops currently available online for children, young people and families during this extended period of lockdown.

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Artists Jim Manganello and Lucy Ireland talk about what they have learnt and (un)learnt while developing their new Untitled Discotheque Project.

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Artists Geraldine Heaney and Hannah Venet reflect on opportunities to change our education system following the current crisis. Theatres, museums and galleries are all closed. Community centres have been repurposed to meet immediate survival needs. Hospitality is doing its best to survive on take-aways. Play parks are covered in red tape. Is it time to reimagine art and its role in education? Can we move beyond the traditional spaces ‘where art happens’ and into the community?

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PUSH+ Belgian artist Rebecca Lenaerts talks about the durational performance she developed following her participation in the Home Lab.

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Brian Hartley's third blog about his Immerse residency with St Ninian's R.C. Primary School, talking about weeks 6, 7 and 8.

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Eoin McKenzie writes about how he feels being an artist in this current lockdown situation in Scotland. "I spoke with my old university class on Zoom, we all shared a sense that our work had evaporated in front of us. Of being brought to a halt. Here we are, a group of twenty-something-year-old artists rendered inert."

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Failure Lab artist Stine Strange Thue has written a performance text from thoughts that are bubbling still after the Lab. "DEAR LIGHT OF CALAMITIES HELP ME TO FAIL PLEASE JUST LET ME FAIL AND FALL SO AT LEAST I DO NOT FAIL AT BEING ABLE TO FAIL"

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Amalia Herrera took part in the Migration Lab in February 2018. Here she reflects on that experience and what a body means in this time of limited contact.

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Sarah Louise Kristiansen took part in the (over)protection Lab in 2017 as part of PUSH. Read here for her thoughts about this new online world from the perspective of a choreographer.

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Mairéad Folan is one of fifteen artists who have been selected to take part in the Different Bodies Lab in Norway in September 2020. Here she writes about her experience of being a disabled artists during this crisis and some of the more inclusive practice that has opened up possibilities for her.

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Shane O’Reilly (Gender Lab, January 2017 as part of PUSH) talks about the impact Covid-19 on physical interaction and intimacy.

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Kate Temple's third blog about her Immerse residency with St David's RC Primary School, talking about finishing unexpectedly and the film made as a result.

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Imaginate Chief Executive Paul Fitzpatrick reflects on what theatre and dance can bring to children in these stressful times - UPDATED

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Kate Temple's second blog about her Immerse residency with St David's RC Primary School, talking about weeks 5 and 6.

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Vince Virr is a dance artist based in Scotland who has performed at the Children's Festival many times. Here he reflects on his experience being in lockdown in two countries, China and now Scotland, and what he has learned from that.

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Brian Hartley's second blog about his Immerse residency with St Ninian's R.C. Primary School, talking about weeks 4 and 5

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Jim Manganello's second blog about his Immerse residency with Forthview Primary School

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