Luisne Art Project going forward in 2011

The Luisne Art Project has started the year with the opening of Insight, its biggest exhibition yet. The exhibition takes place in Galway University Hospital from today Friday, January 28. Opening speaker on the day will be the well known film maker and writer Bob Quinn.

2010 was a busy year for the project. It started with an award at the Aontas Adult Learners Festival which is a national competition, and is all about showcasing teamwork and awarding recognition for work undertaken by adult learning projects throughout the country. The project went on to collaborate with the Ballinrobe Writers Group on the subject of the Irish Pirate Queen. This collaboration led to an exhibition of work which was shown in the venue where the first Irish performance of The Pirate Queen by Ballinrobe Musical Society took place.

The Luisne Art Project was developed in 2005 by four artists (Breda Burns, Tania Nally, Breda Murphy, and Tom Meskell ) led by Mick Smyth of Mayo Arts Squad and Seamus Burke, skills instructor in Crann Mór Centre, Ballinrobe. The aim of the programme has been to establish a long term art project of quality, which responds to the talents and needs of the participants of the centre. It recognises the importance of art and creativity as a positive and powerful force in the lives of the individuals. The project is supported by the Arts Office Mayo County Council, Western Care Association, and Tacu Family Resource Centre. Insight will open at 1pm today at Galway University Hospital.

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