EVA International takes art to the classrooms of West Limerick

Third and fourth class students of Scoil Íde Naofa, National School, in Raheenagh, Ballagh with artists Mary Conroy and Clare Breen

Third and fourth class students of Scoil Íde Naofa, National School, in Raheenagh, Ballagh with artists Mary Conroy and Clare Breen

THE Limerick-based exhibition of visual art EVA International has announced that it is running a programme that will see contemporary art curators work with children in schools.

I Sing the Body Electric, an artists in schools programme directed by Jennie Guy, will explore ideas of electricity, power and nationhood, some of the key themes of the upcoming 2018 edition of EVA International.

It will give students from three West Limerick National Schools a first-hand, behind-the-scenes understanding of the role of the curator, working with artist Clare Breen and curators Maeve Mulrennan and Orlaith Treacy.

The project is part of Guy’s Art School and she said she loved that idea of a discussion on contemporary art with students who “could become the next generation of artists and curators in twenty years time.”

The 38th edition of the biennial will feature 56 participating artists, taking place across various venues in Limerick.

Those participating include Oscar winning movie director Alejandro González Iñárritu.

The exhibition of visual art will open to the public on Saturday, April 14.

See www.eva.ie for more details.