Following our recent open call, Branar and The Ark are delighted to announce the selected artists who will take part in our upcoming Pop-Up Poetry artist development workshops at The Ark.
Taking place on 21st and 22nd of August, the workshops will be led by Marc Mac Lochlainn, Artistic Director of Branar, and will support artists to play and explore the worlds and words of early years children through poetry, rhyme, nonsense verse and song.
We received a high number of applications and as a result we increased the number of places available in the workshops in order to extend the opportunity as widely as we could.
Sadly, we still couldn’t offer a place to everyone who applied, so we are now considering other ways and opportunities to meet the desire for artist development workshops of this kind demonstrated by high application level.
In the meantime, we hope all our selected participants have a wonderful time and find the experience beneficial for the development of their practice of writing for early years audiences.
The selected participating artists are: (in alphabetical order)
Joe Brennan, Wexford
Luke Casserly, Dublin
Helen Gregg, Galway
Orla McGovern, Galway
Shane McGrath, Dublin
Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan, Dublin
Lasairfhíona Ní Chonaola, Galway
HK Ní Shioradáin, Dublin
Sian Quill, Wicklow
Molly Twomey, Cork
Jen Wallace, Cork
Grace Wilentz, Dublin
Pop-Up Poetry for 'Lil Peeps commissions new and original poetry, rhymes and songs by contemporary artists based in Ireland that resonates, engages with and inspires our youngest citizens. If you can take a look at some of the brilliant work from Volume 1, you can do so online here: https://branar.ie/en/projects
Stay tuned for news of the next phases of Pop-Up Poetry for ‘lil Peeps Volume 2 over the coming months.