This Culture Night the Glucksman unveils a new large scale public artwork in Cork city centre created by a group of talented teenagers.
As part of the Glucksman project My Generation, teenage asylum seekers, refugees and migrants from across Cork county were invited to find creative ways to communicate their experiences of life in 2020 Ireland. The young people are working with artist Kate O’Shea to learn creative techniques adopted by artists and some of the ways in which public art can raise questions and generate new ideas in shared civic spaces. Together, they will create a new work of art in the public realm to be launched on Culture Night 2020.
Supported by the Glucksman and Cork Migrant Centre teams, the young people will engage with the artistic approaches of visiting artists Joe Caslin, Eve Olney and Aoife Barrett and explore different modes of making artworks for civic spaces including post-ups, graffiti and sculptural interventions. Empowered by the global Black Lives Matter movement, this generation of young people want change and this new artwork will call
for positive action and meaningful ways each of us can make a difference. The artwork launch will be accompanied by live music and dance performances.
This Glucksman project is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is run in partnership with Cork Migrant Centre, Nano Nagle Place.