Curator Jole Bortoli gives us a glimpse into the advance work being done for our forthcoming exhibition and workshop programme.
We are delighted to have commissioned artist Sarah Bracken to create an animated artwork for our young audiences. 'Spectrum' can currently be seen in The Ark’s Longroom throughout our current exhibition Once Upon a Picture.
Cleo Fagan, curator of our new exhibition 'Once Upon a Picture' talks about the process of putting together an exhibition for children.
How did that happen? It seems like yesterday we were sitting in the workshop at the first reading and the whole adventure lay ahead of us. In the interim we’ve had a lot of laughs, some pulling out of hair, lots of late nights working on technical elements and lots of early mornings with yoga and warm ups happening in every corner of the building.
Our FoH Manager Lizzy Morrisey shares her thoughts on 'Far Away From Me' having seen it thirty something times with thirty something different audiences!
Drama facilitator Joanna Parkes suggests ways teachers can use Drama to challenge the stereotypes often present in traditional stories/fairytales.
Thoughts from the rehearsal room...Actor Peter Corboy shares his experience of rehearsing our new show 'Far Away From Me'
It won’t matter how many years I work in theatre, I know I will never tire of the excitement of first day of rehearsals. There is something about the first day that is hard to capture in words but there is nothing like it. The first day of a brand new show like Far Away From Me is better again, as everyone is introduced for the first time to the story we will collectively tell to our audience.
We are coming to the final days of The Winter Art Studio here at The Ark. This vibrant programme has been immensely popular with public and schools alike. Our aim has been to connect children and families to contemporary art and artists and to invite them to experience a taste of being an artist working in an art studio.
The Ark is delighted to announce that Aideen Howard has been appointed as its new Director. Aideen will commence the role in April 2015.