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  1. Fingal Culture and Creativity Strategy 2023-2027 - We would like to hear your views. Read more

    11.08.2022

  2. Music Generation - Pilot at Castlemill Education Centre

    Music Generation - Pilot at Castlemill Education Centre Read more

    02.08.2022

  3. Fingal County Council and Graphic Studio Dublin Fine Art Print Residency 2022

    Fingal County Council and Graphic Studio Dublin Fine Art Print Residency 2022 Read more

    23.06.2022

  4. Announcement of Fingal Recipient of PLATFORM 31

    Announcement of Fingal Recipient of PLATFORM 31 Read more

    08.06.2022

  5. Cruinniu na nOg 2022 - Plyscape Architectural Workshop

    Cruinniu na nOg 2022 - Plyscape Architectural Workshop Read more

    18.05.2022

    Join Laura & Ciarán of Islander Architects for a free interactive architectural workshop for teenagers on June 11th as part of Cruinniú na nÓg 2022.

  6. Cruinniu na nOg 2022 - Chris Judge Daily Cloud Project

    Cruinniu na nOg 2022 - Chris Judge Daily Cloud Project Read more

    18.05.2022

    This is a collaborative project with illustrator Chris Judge and ten schools in Fingal.

  7. Cruinniu na nOg 2022 - Seachtain na nOg - Irish Music Day

    Cruinniu na nOg 2022 - Seachtain na nOg - Irish Music Day Read more

    18.05.2022

    This is a collaborative project in conjunction with the Irish Institute of Music and Song focussing onexploring Irish Music with 12 - 18 year olds.

  8. Cruinniu na nOg 2022 - Seachtain na nOg - Youth Day

    Cruinniu na nOg 2022 - Seachtain na nOg - Youth Day Read more

    18.05.2022

    This is a collaborative project in conjunction with the Irish Institute of Music and Song focussing on exploring music with young people aged 12-18

  9. Cruinniu na nOg 2022 - Seachtain na nOg - Primary School Day

    Cruinniu na nOg 2022 - Seachtain na nOg - Primary School Day Read more

    18.05.2022

    This is a collaborative project in conjunction with the Irish Institute of Music and Song, focussing on exploring music with primary school kids.

  10. Cruinniu na nOg 2022 - Seachtain na nOg - Early Years Day

    Cruinniu na nOg 2022 - Seachtain na nOg - Early Years Day Read more

    18.05.2022

    This is a collaborative project in conjunction with the Irish Institute of Music and Song, focussing on exploring music with infants and toddlers.

  11. Cruinniu na nOg 2022 - Make Space

    Cruinniu na nOg 2022 - Make Space Read more

    18.05.2022

    Children and their carers are invited to explore and spend time together in this beautiful sensory play space for children of 3 years and up designed to
    explore a variety of materials (wood, stone, sand, mirrors, modelling clay, fabric) and processes (weaving, plaiting, drawing, making, arranging).
    Created by art educator Anne Bradley, this space was originally designed as a response room for Elemental, a sculptural
    exhibition for children by artists Caoimhe Kilfeather and Karl Burke curated by Cleo Fagan of Superprojects.


    Make Space would provide a contemplative, reflective place encouraging children and adults to explore a variety of natural materials considering their physical qualities: weight, texture, colour, sound. Participants are invited to consider how these everyday materials make up the natural and built environment around us. They are encouraged to manipulate and explore the characteristics of the materials through pouring, weaving, tracing, mark making, arranging.


    The space also provides a place for relaxing, open-ended, intergenerational shared play and the opportunity for quiet, reflective conversation.
    Ideally Make Space would be installed in a gallery space or other public context such as a library or museum.

  12. Announcement of Recipients of the Artists’ Support Scheme 2022

    Announcement of Recipients of the Artists’ Support Scheme 2022 Read more

    28.04.2022

  13. Announcement of the Recipients of the FCC,Tryone Guthrie Centre & Bealtaine Festival Residency Award

    Announcement of the Recipients of the FCC,Tryone Guthrie Centre & Bealtaine Festival Residency Award Read more

    21.04.2022

  14. 2022 Mentoring Programme for Fingal Writers in partnership with the Irish Writers Centre

    2022 Mentoring Programme for Fingal Writers in partnership with the Irish Writers Centre Read more

    20.04.2022

  15. Open Call – Cruinniú na nÓg 2022 Commission - Creative Ireland Fingal

    Open Call – Cruinniú na nÓg 2022 Commission - Creative Ireland Fingal Read more

    30.03.2022

    Open Call – Cruinniú na nÓg 2022 Commission - Creative Ireland Fingal
    Fingal County Council invites proposals from Artists and Creative Practitioners for the development and delivery of artistic projects for children and/or young people for Cruinniú na nÓg 2022.
    Cruinniú na nÓg is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth Plan to enable the creative potential of children and young people. This year it will take place on Saturday
    11th of June. This opportunity is funded by Creative Ireland.

    Timeline: Projects should begin in May and culminate in June/July. A midway sharing or final outcome presentation on Saturday 11th June is a requirement.
    Budget Range: €4,000 - €20,000 (inclusive of all artistic fees, VAT and materials / production / performance/display/promotion costs).

    Applications should be submitted clearly marked ‘Cruinniú na nÓg’ in ONE PDF by Monday 25th April to:

    Email: Julie.clarke@fingal.ie
    Julie Clarke, Youth & Education Officer, Arts Office, Fingal County Council.

  16. Submissions Invited for Research Evaluation Services

    Submissions Invited for Research Evaluation Services Read more

    14.04.2022

    The Exploring and Thinking Early Years Arts Partnership, made up of the four Dublin Local Authority invites submissions, through E-Tenders, for Research Evaluation services. These services are required to explore the impact of the Exploring and Thinking Artist Bursary Awards 2019-2022 on artists’ practice, and on provision for children (0-6years) in the settings in which the bursary occurred. Issues of partnership, sustainability, resources and support, and attitudes towards provision for children and young people may be among the issues considered in proposed responses to the tender.

    To view the tender documents and for queries, please use the following link: 

    Public RFT - Research Evaluation Services: Exploring and Thinking Artists Bursary Awards 2019, 2020,2021/2022 (eu-supply.com)

    or

    https://irl.eu-supply.com/ctm/Supplier/PublicPurchase/211300/0/0?returnUrl=ctm/Supplier/PublicTenders&b=ETENDERS_SIMPLE 

    Closing date and time of 4pm, May 5th. 


    This initiative is funded under the Arts Councils Invitation to Collaboration Scheme 2022.

  17. Fingal Friday Forum 2022

    Fingal Friday Forum 2022 Read more

    22.02.2022

  18. Fingal County Council, Tyrone Guthrie Centre and Bealtaine Festival Residency Award 2022

    Fingal County Council, Tyrone Guthrie Centre and Bealtaine Festival Residency Award 2022 Read more

    03.02.2022

  19. Fingal County Council Artists’ Support Scheme 2022

    Fingal County Council Artists’ Support Scheme 2022 Read more

    16.12.2021

  20. Recipients of the 2021 Mentoring Programme for Fingal Writers in partnership with Words Ireland

    Recipients of the 2021 Mentoring Programme for Fingal Writers in partnership with Words Ireland Read more

    16.11.2021

  21. Exploring & Thinking Bursary Award 2021/22

    Exploring & Thinking Bursary Award 2021/22 Read more

    26.10.2021

    The four Dublin Local Authorities are delighted to present this opportunity and invite submissions for: Exploring & Thinking Bursary Award 2021/22.

    The Bursary Award will support individual professional artists to develop their artistic practice working with and/or producing work for early childhood arts.

    It is open to individual professional artists who wish to develop their practice in early childhood arts, artists practicing in all artforms, artists resident in Ireland.

    Bursary range: €500 - €5,000

    The closing date: 2pm, 1st of December 2021

    Email applications to: Julie.clarke@fingal.ie

    Exploring and Thinking is a collaborative framework for early childhood arts in the Dublin region. It came about in 2016 when the four Dublin Local Authorities – Fingal County Council, Dublin City Council, South Dublin County Council and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, partnered for the first time to collectively consider early childhood arts provision in the Dublin region.

    Please find Bursary information & application criteria in the attached document.

  22. Recipient of Fingal County Council and RHA School Studio Award 2021

    Recipient of Fingal County Council and RHA School Studio Award 2021 Read more

    21.10.2021

  23. Fingal Artist in Residence at MART 2022

    Fingal Artist in Residence at MART 2022 Read more

    06.10.2021

  24. A Burning Tide

    A Burning Tide Read more

    14.09.2021

  25. Culture Night 2021

    Culture Night 2021 Read more

    06.09.2021

  26. Dance Residency Opportunity for Primary Schools Read more

    04.02.2020

    Fingal Arts Office is working in partnership this year with Dublin Youth Dance Company (DYDC) to secure a dance residency placement in four primary schools in Swords and Balbriggan, Fingal.

    An experienced dance artist will be chosen by DYDC to take up a six-week residency position in each school. DYDC introduces dance in an imaginative and creative way. Children will learn to express themselves through movement, accompanied by music. The workshops focus on kinesthetic learning and uses movement as a method of reinforcing language and other focus areas of the curriculum.

  27. Fingal County Council and Graphic Studio Dublin Fine Art Print Residency Award 2021

    Fingal County Council and Graphic Studio Dublin Fine Art Print Residency Award 2021 Read more

    01.07.2021

  28. Growing Up: D15

    Growing Up: D15 Read more

    30.04.2021

    Growing Up:D15

    Draiocht's Youth Theatre & FeliSpeaks

    Dublin 15 Youth Theatre will present two new poetry works on June 12th.  Created by the members while working with poet, performer and playwright  FeliSpeaks aka Felicia Olusanya, and actor and facilitator Emily Matthews, these works reflect the lives of these young people living in Dublin 15 today.

    You can watch this beautiful documentary here

  29. Fox, Bird, River, Sing!

    Fox, Bird, River, Sing! Read more

    30.04.2021

    Fox, Bird, River, Sing! An audio adventure for families of all ages & all abilities.

    Premiere: RTE Jnr 11.55 am and 4.55 pm Saturday 12th June 2021

    (Excerpt) 'Where the land meets the salty water you stand, barefoot.  The sea laps upon your feet and in-between your toes. It’s dawn and the birds are wakening the land and as you lift your eyes, you see the sun peep over the blue horizon. It all looks mysterious today. You curl your hands to your eyes to make magic binoculars and as you scan the horizon you see appearing far away, where the sky meets the sea, a red fur-bodied, big-eared, white-chested creature sitting proudly on a floating log, the wise Red Fox'

    This radio play is a whole family audio adventure that transports listeners from the sea to the singing forest on an epic, interactive, musical journey of dancing and singing, frolics with curious creatures and fantastic fun for the whole family. You decide where the venue is; the comfort of your own sitting room, garden or forest. Turn on your imagination, tune in the radio or download the audio link and travel through rich soundscapes and beautiful music in the world of Fox, Bird, River, Sing!

    Visit our beautiful website to hear the full piece and avail of resource guides www.foxbirdriversing.com

  30. Talisman exhibition launch

    Talisman exhibition launch Read more

    08.06.2021

    Fingal Arts Office invites you to the launch of

    Talisman - A collaborative exhibition between St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush, and artist Barbara Knežević.

    12th June 2021

    11am

    Newbridge House & Farm, Donabate.

    The exhibition will be launched by Cllr. David Healy Mayor of Fingal in the presence of Minister Darragh O’Brien and guests.

    Talisman forms part of Fingal’s Cruinniú na nOg Programme. We look forward to seeing you there, and to celebrating these young people who have demonstrated incredible creativity and skill during this project. 

    Social distancing and public safety guidelines will be observed. For this reason we will have a guest list at reception to manage numbers on arrival.

    Please RSVP to Julie Clarke, Youth & Education Officer, by emailing: Julie.clarke@fingal.ie or phoning 01 8905000.

    Full Project Details Here 

  31. If Trees Could Talk Project

    If Trees Could Talk Project Read more

    30.04.2021

    If Trees Could Talk

    Artist Louis Haugh and eductaor Anne Bradley at Saint Marnock's Primary School, Portmarnock, Fingal. 

    Please enjoy our project documentary here.

    If Trees Could Talk is an exploration of artist Louis Haugh’s photographic work for primary school children.  His photographs are presented publicly on a billboard and several bus shelters in Portmarnock enabling children to view the work at scale.

  32. If Trees Could Talk, a digital response workshop

    If Trees Could Talk, a digital response workshop Read more

    21.05.2021

    Fingal Arts Office is delighted to share this beautiful artist-led digital workshop with your school.

    This digital workshop forms part of an arts-in-education project titled ‘If Trees Could Talk’, which invites children to explore the photographic work of artist Louis Haugh.

  33. Talisman, with artist Barbara Knežević

    Talisman, with artist Barbara Knežević Read more

    30.04.2021

    ‘Talisman’

    A creative collaboration between young people from St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush and artist Barbara Knežević. 

    Commissioned by Fingal County Council’s Arts Office on the occasion of Cruinniú na nóg 2021.

    The project introduced TY students of St. Joseph’s Secondary School to Barbara’s artistic practice and the idea of ‘a collection’.  Through virtual engagements the students learned about materials such as precious stones, clay and wax used by Barbara in her work. The group explored the collection of Newbridge House, Donabate and discussed why people collect objects, what makes some objects more precious to us than others and what meaning materials and objects can carry.

  34. Free as a Bird, creative movement workshop with Dublin Youth Dance Company.

    Free as a Bird, creative movement workshop with Dublin Youth Dance Company. Read more

    09.06.2021

    A Creative Movement Workshop with Dublin Youth Dance Company.

    Age: 5 – 10 years

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Virtual workshop.

    Registration required: https://free-as-a-bird-dance-workshop.eventbrite.ie

  35. GUEST at Newbridge House

    GUEST at Newbridge House Read more

    03.06.2021

  36. Launch of Micro Forest Blakestown

    Launch of Micro Forest Blakestown Read more

    25.05.2021

    Blakestown Students plant micro forest of 450 native broadleaf trees on school grounds. Watch here

    This week students of Blakestown Community School proudly launched their Micro Forest of over 450 broadleaf trees on the school grounds. This beautiful concept of planting a forest outside of their art classroom was developed by artist Gareth Kennedy in partnership with woodwright Eoin Donnelly.

    The art project, initiated by Fingal County Council Arts Office and Superprojects, involved seasonal art and ecology activities led by Gareth and Eoin. It included tree planting, wood splitting and turning, mulching, and planting while learning about the ecology of our native woodlands and contemporary art practice in the open air.

  37. Free as a Bird, creative movement workshop with Dublin Youth Dance Company.

    Free as a Bird, creative movement workshop with Dublin Youth Dance Company. Read more

    08.06.2020

    A Creative Movement Workshop with Dublin Youth Dance Company.

    Age: 5 – 10 years

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Virtual workshop.

    Registration required: A Creative Movement Workshop with Dublin Youth Dance Company.

    Age: 5 – 10 years

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Virtual workshop.

    Registration required: https://free-as-a-bird-dance-workshop.eventbrite.ie

    An uplifting adventure exploring movement, space, music and play! Facilitated by the exceptional Dublin Youth Dance Company, this inventive dance workshop can be enjoyed in any family setting, indoors or outdoors. Liberate your spins, twists and jumps and prepare to dance your own dance! Register here to receive a Zoom invite to the virtual workshop on June 13th.

    Dublin Youth Dance Company is Ireland’s premier dance company for children and young people. This is an opportunity not to be missed.

  38. National Drawing Day with Fingal’s Municipal Art Collection

    National Drawing Day with Fingal’s Municipal Art Collection Read more

    10.05.2021

    Look & respond to a selection of artworks within Fingal's Municipal Art Collection with artist Beth O’Halloran.

    Age: all ages

    Fingal Arts Office recently celebrated 25 Years of collecting art. We now share a selection of artworks from this amazing collection with you and invite you to respond with your own masterpieces. Ideal for all ages and abilities, our wonderful artist Beth O’Halloran will guide you through a process of looking, imagining, creating and drawing, inspiring your very own response to these magnificent artworks.

  39. Announcement of Successful Recipients of the Artists’ Support Scheme 2021

    Announcement of Successful Recipients of the Artists’ Support Scheme 2021 Read more

    30.04.2021

  40. Announcement of Successful Recipients of the Artists’ Support Scheme 2021

    Announcement of Successful Recipients of the Artists’ Support Scheme 2021 Read more

    30.04.2021

  41. Exploring & Thinking Bursary 2020/2021 Announcement

    Exploring & Thinking Bursary 2020/2021 Announcement Read more

    19.04.2021

    The four Dublin Local Authorities – Fingal County Council, South Dublin County Council, Dublin City Council, and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council are delighted to announce this year’s recipients of the Exploring & Thinking Bursary Award. 

  42. Calling applications for Music Generation Development Officer (Fingal)

    Calling applications for Music Generation Development Officer (Fingal) Read more

    16.04.2021

    Fingal County Council (FCC) is working in partnership with Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board (DDLETB) to bring Music Generation to children and young people in Fingal.

    As lead partner the DDLETB will recruit a Music Generation Development Officer and are now calling for suitably qualified and experienced individuals to apply for that role.

  43. Music Generation is coming to Fingal

    Music Generation is coming to Fingal Read more

    16.04.2021

    It’s an exciting time to be young in Fingal! The Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board has partnered with Fingal County Council and Music Generation to improve music education opportunities available to children and young people in the county.  Fingal is the latest area to commence participation in Music Generation, Ireland’s national music education programme which strives to transform children and young people’s lives by giving them opportunities to create, play and perform music in their own communities. ‘Music Generation Fingal’ will be established as part of the programme’s journey towards nationwide expansion, meaning that ultimately children and young people in every city and county in Ireland will have access to high quality, subsidised performance music education.

  44. Anthony Haughey & The Global Migration Collectives new public artwork Assemble- A Film Trilogy

    Anthony Haughey & The Global Migration Collectives new public artwork Assemble- A Film Trilogy Read more

    23.03.2021

  45. Once Upon A Sound at THE HIDE SCULPTURE

    Once Upon A Sound at THE HIDE SCULPTURE Read more

    25.02.2021

  46. Echo’s Bones by Sarah Browne

    Echo’s Bones by Sarah Browne Read more

    09.02.2021

  47. One to One Mentoring Programme for Fingal Visual Artists

    One to One Mentoring Programme for Fingal Visual Artists Read more

    03.02.2021

  48. Creative Fingal

    Creative Fingal Read more

    03.02.2021

  49. Fingal Friday Forum

    Fingal Friday Forum Read more

    27.01.2021

  50. Fingal County Council Artists’ Support Scheme 2021

    Fingal County Council Artists’ Support Scheme 2021 Read more

    08.01.2021

  51. Assemble - A Film Trilogy by Anthony Haughey and The Global Migration Collective

    Assemble - A Film Trilogy by Anthony Haughey and The Global Migration Collective Read more

    19.11.2020

  52. Poetry Ireland Writers in Schools

    Poetry Ireland Writers in Schools Read more

    19.11.2020

    Fingal Arts Office has teamed up with Poetry Ireland this academic year to improve access to the Writers in Schools Scheme for Fingal schools. The Writers in Schools Scheme facilitates visits by writers and storytellers to primary and post-primary schools. Funding from Fingal Arts Office will ensure access to the scheme at a reduced rate. Schools are now invited to apply for a visit by a writer or storyteller.

    For the duration of the Covid-19 crisis and its restrictions, you can apply for support for a virtual visit to your school by a writer or storyteller. Poetry Ireland will continue to support in-person visits upon formal agreement between the school and the writer and if in adherence with public health guidelines. 

    Please read on for more details. 

  53. PLATFORM 31

    PLATFORM 31 Read more

    12.11.2020

  54. Exploring & Thinking: Early Childhood Arts Bursary Award 2020

    Exploring & Thinking: Early Childhood Arts Bursary Award 2020 Read more

    11.11.2020

    The four Dublin Local Authorities invite submissions for:
    Exploring & Thinking Bursary Award 2020

    Purpose: The Exploring & Thinking Bursary Award will support individual professional artists to develop their artistic practice working with and/or producing work for early childhood arts.
    Open to: Individual professional artists who wish to develop their practice in early childhood arts, artists practicing in all artforms, artists resident in Ireland
    Bursary range: €500 - €5,000
    The closing date: 5pm, 11th December 2020

    Read on for more information.

  55. Once Upon A Sound at THE HIDE SCULPTURE

    Once Upon A Sound at THE HIDE SCULPTURE Read more

    09.11.2020

  56. Fingal Artist in Residence at MART 2021

    Fingal Artist in Residence at MART 2021 Read more

    08.10.2020

  57. Culture Night 2020

    Culture Night 2020 Read more

    07.09.2020

  58. Lets’ Stay Together - Irish Aphasia Theatre

    Lets’ Stay Together - Irish Aphasia Theatre Read more

    06.07.2020

  59. Lets Stay Together: THE HIDE SCULPTURE

    Lets Stay Together: THE HIDE SCULPTURE Read more

    23.06.2020

  60. Resort Residency 2020 Open Call

    Resort Residency 2020 Open Call Read more

    19.06.2020

  61. What Do You See? Let’s explore the work of Marie Hanlon

    What Do You See? Let’s explore the work of Marie Hanlon Read more

    11.06.2020

  62. What Do You See? Let’s explore the work of Pamela Leonard

    What Do You See? Let’s explore the work of Pamela Leonard Read more

    11.06.2020

  63. What Do You See? Let’s explore the work of Bernie Masterson

    What Do You See? Let’s explore the work of Bernie Masterson Read more

    11.06.2020

  64. Cruinniú na nÓg 2020

    Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 Read more

    08.06.2020

    Cruinniú na nÓg is Ireland’s national day of creativity for children and young people. It is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme’s ‘Creative Youth Plan’ to enable the creative potential of children and young people. The inaugural Cruinniú na nÓg took place in 2018 with free events taking place in cities, towns and villages across the country. The second iteration in 2019 proved to be even more successful with more unique creative events taking place nationwide, including ‘Continued Professional Development’ for Musicians working in Early Years through a Fingal Arts, Dublin City, Dublin South & Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Partnership.

  65. Let’s Stay Together: Draíocht Planning for recovery post Covid-19

    Let’s Stay Together: Draíocht Planning for recovery post Covid-19 Read more

    11.06.2020

  66. What Do You See? Let’s Explore the artwork of John Kindness.

    What Do You See? Let’s Explore the artwork of John Kindness. Read more

    29.05.2020

    Let's Explore the artwork of John Kindness.

    Fingal Arts Office recently Celebrated 25 Years of Collecting Art! Over the next few days we will share an artwork from this amazing collection with you and invite you to respond with your own masterpieces.Ideal for all ages and abilities, you might like to focus on developing your drawing or painting skills by recreating the artwork you see, or you might prefer to focus on a small detail to get started and then let your imagination run wild to create your very own original piece in response. The choice is yours! All we ask is that you share your finished artwork for us all to see and enjoy. This way we stay together and connected through art.

    Let’s begin with Irish Artist John Kindness. This print is called, ‘Charles Coote’, made in 1998, using two plate etching, aquatint & drypoint. Artists explore their subject matter in detail and carefully consider their composition. Look closely, what can you see? Explore the focal character and his garments, look at the background drapes, what else can you find?  Look around your home and find objects to draw.  Maybe someone at home would like to volunteer to be the subject matter of your artwork! Using whatever and whoever you can find, make your very own artwork inspired by John Kindness’ print.

  67. What Do You See? Let’s Explore the artwork of Catherine Barron

    What Do You See? Let’s Explore the artwork of Catherine Barron Read more

    29.05.2020

    What Do You See? Let's Explore the artwork of Catherine Barron.

    Fingal Arts Office recently Celebrated 25 Years of Collecting Art! Over the next few days we will share an artwork from this amazing collection with you and invite you to respond with your own masterpieces.Ideal for all ages and abilities, you might like to focus on developing your drawing or painting skills by recreating the artwork you see, or you might prefer to focus on a small detail to get started and then let your imagination run wild to create your very own original piece in response. The choice is yours! All we ask is that you share your finished artwork for us all to see and enjoy. This way we stay together and connected through art.

    Today we are delighted to share ‘Soup & Bread’ by Irish Artist Catherine Barron. It was made in 2013 using acrylic ink on sheet metal.  Artists use lots of different techniques and materials for creating their artwork. What do you think about the materials used to make this work, look at its shape? Can you look around your home and find interesting materials to draw or paint directly on to? Catherine once said that ‘windows frame a particular place, time and way of life. They are the eyes of a home’. Using your window look outside and capture the shapes, colours or objects you see. In Catherine’s piece she is looking from the outside in. Look around your home for materials to draw, colour and paint with; magazines & fabric cuttings for great for collage, what else can you find? Using your materials create an artwork in response to Catherine’s piece.

  68. What Do You See? Let’s Explore the artwork of Susan Sex.

    What Do You See? Let’s Explore the artwork of Susan Sex. Read more

    29.05.2020

    The Old Peach House, Malahide Castle’ by Fingal artist Susan Sex.

    Fingal Arts Office recently Celebrated 25 Years of Collecting Art! Over the next few days we will share an artwork from this amazing collection with you and invite you to respond with your own masterpieces. Ideal for all ages and abilities, you might like to focus on developing your drawing or painting skills by recreating the artwork you see, or you might prefer to focus on a small detail to get started and then let your imagination run wild to create your very own original piece in response. The choice is yours! All we ask is that you share your finished artwork for us all to see and enjoy. This way we stay together and connected through art.

    Summer time calls us to look again at the beautiful colours, patterns and rhythms found in nature. Today we’re delighted to share ‘The Old Peach House, Malahide Castle’ by Fingal artist Susan Sex. A watercolour on paper, it was commissioned by Fingal County Council in 2018. Susan is a botanical artist and has studied plants and their habitats for many years. What kind of plants can you find at home and in your surrounding environment? You might find a houseplant, an outdoor shrub, a wild flower. You might even find a plant in your fridge! Whatever you discover, study the detail, the colour, the shape, the texture. What does it smell like? How does it feel? Using your senses - sight, smell, sound, touch, what other information can you gather? Then create your own artwork in response to Susan’s painting using any materials you can find at home and share it with friends, family and Fingal County Council.

  69. Let’s Stay Together: ‘Estuary’ celebrating 25 years of Fingal County Council’s Art Collection

    Let’s Stay Together: ‘Estuary’ celebrating 25 years of Fingal County Council’s Art Collection Read more

    28.05.2020

  70. Transcending Time

    Transcending Time Read more

    27.05.2020

  71. Let’s Stay Together: Una Sealy

    Let’s Stay Together: Una Sealy Read more

    14.05.2020

    Let's Stay Together: Una Sealy (Part one)

    An initiative connecting artists and communities during Covid-19.

    In this week's Let's Stay Together series we welcome Fingal artist Una Sealy. Una is established as one of Ireland's leading visual artists. Her work is included in many private and public art collections, including our own in Fingal County Council. She is best known for her paintings of domestic interiors, streetscapes, landscapes and portraits, and today we welcome Una to take us through her process of how to paint a portrait.

  72. Let’s Stay Together: Donal Kearney & Michael Dawson of Fingal Academy of Music

    Let’s Stay Together: Donal Kearney & Michael Dawson of Fingal Academy of Music Read more

    27.04.2020

  73. ‘Let’s Stay Together’: Fingal Arts Office connecting people and ideas during Covid-19

    ‘Let’s Stay Together’: Fingal Arts Office connecting people and ideas during Covid-19 Read more

    20.04.2020

  74. Have Your Say! Music Education Opportunities for Children and Young People.

    Have Your Say! Music Education Opportunities for Children and Young People. Read more

    02.04.2020

    Fingal County Council, in partnership with the Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board, invite you to complete a survey that will help us understand your views regarding access to performance music education for children and young people in the county.

    This research will support a submission to Music Generation, the national performance music education programme. Your views are important to this process and will enable the partners to develop and deliver music education programmes that suit the needs of children and young people, aged 0 – 18 years, now and into the future.

    There are three surveys to choose from:

    Children & Young People www.surveymonkey.com/r/FingalMusicYoungPeople

    Music Education Providers & Musicians www.surveymonkey.com/r/FingalMusicProivders

    General Public www.surveymonkey.com/r/FingalMusicGeneralPublic

    Read on for more information. 

  75. Loughshinny Boathouse Artists’ Studio Open Call

    Loughshinny Boathouse Artists’ Studio Open Call Read more

    16.04.2020

  76. Message from the Arts Office Fingal County Council County

    Message from the Arts Office Fingal County Council County Read more

    25.03.2020

  77. Flourish - New Opportunity for Post Primary Schools

    Flourish - New Opportunity for Post Primary Schools Read more

    06.12.2019

    Calling Post Primary Schools to apply for Flourish - a new arts-in-education project for TY students 

    Fingal County Council’s Arts Office is delighted to be working in partnership with Superprojects, to bring this new arts-in-education opportunity to a post-primary school in Fingal. There is provision for one school to participate and the project is aimed at a transition year class. 

    We now invite you to read the information attached, and if you are interested in the project on behalf of your students please email an expression of interest to julie.clarke@fingal.ie at Fingal Arts Office, no later than Wednesday 11th of December.

    The school will be selected and notified by Tuesday 17th of December, and an initial meeting to plan the project delivery will be organized for January 2020.

    Your Expression of Interest should include:
    • a statement of interest in the project
    • an agreement of participation on behalf of a TY group
    • a brief explanation of how this will benefit the students (max 80 words)
    • a named contact teacher and contact details
     

  78. The Art Life - Calling Post Primary Schools in Balbriggan & Swords

    The Art Life - Calling Post Primary Schools in Balbriggan & Swords Read more

    06.12.2019

    Calling Post Primary Schools in Balbriggan & Swords to apply for The Art Life – an arts-in-education initiative for 2020 

    Fingal Arts Office is delighted to be working in partnership with Superprojects to bring this new arts-in-education opportunity to two second level schools in Fingal. There is provision for two schools to participate and the project is aimed at transition year class groups. 

    We now invite you to read the information attached, and if you are interested in the project on behalf of your students please email an expression of interest to julie.clarke@fingal.ie at Fingal Arts Office, no later than Wednesday 11th of December.

    The school will be selected and notified by Tuesday 17th of December, and an initial meeting to plan the project delivery will be organized for January 2020.

    Your Expression of Interest should include:
    • a statement of interest in the project
    • an agreement of participation on behalf of a TY group
    • a brief explanation of how this will benefit the students (max 80 words)
    • a named contact teacher and contact details
     

  79. Continued Professional Development Opportunity for  Early Childhood Educators

    Continued Professional Development Opportunity for Early Childhood Educators Read more

    15.10.2019

    Continued Professional Development Opportunity for
    Early Childhood Educators

    Where: Draíocht, Blanchardstown
    When:  Sunday 20th of October 2019, 10am – 4pm

    Artist Lucy Hill will introduce participating educators to ways of using contemporary artworks as a starting point for designing bespoke early years arts activities for young children that take into account the Aistear curriculum, children’s highly specific needs and likes, and the spaces available in early years settings.

    During the day Lucy will guide the group on an exploration of Estuary - an exhibition featuring some of the artworks within Fingal County Council’s Public Art Collection, to generate ideas for art activities designed for children. This will be a practical, messy and highly enjoyable day where you will collaborate with other professional early childhood educators to inspire and extend your confidence and abilities for providing arts activities for children, from early years to after school clubs.  

  80. Exploring & Thinking Bursary Award 2019

    Exploring & Thinking Bursary Award 2019 Read more

    03.10.2019

  81. Culture Night 2019

    Culture Night 2019 Read more

    17.09.2019

  82. ESTUARY

    ESTUARY Read more

    03.09.2019

    An exhibition celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Fingal County Council Municipal Art Collection.

    Thursday 12 September – Saturday 16 November 2019

    Fingal County Council is proud to present this major exhibition curated by Una Sealy RHA, James English RHA, Joshua Sex and Sanja Todorovic. The collection comprises of works by national and international artists, graduates, emerging artists and local artists. Over 200 artworks have been acquired since the collection began in 1994 and it has been continually evolving since with new acquisitions being added when the opportunity and resources present themselves. The collection contains a broad selection of work by artists such as Eva Rothschild, George Potter, John Kindness, Pamela Leonard, Maeve McCarthy, Patrick Scott and Mick Cullen, amongst others.


    The curators are all Fingal artists, whose art also features in the collection. They describe their process of selecting work for this exhibition as taking in the physical and natural landscape of Fingal and celebrating local and visiting artists that have arrived to the county through the collection. The official motto of Fingal County Council is Flúirse Talaimh is Mara — the abundance of land and sea which is reflected in some of the artworks featured in the exhibition.
     

  83. SAC - Special Area of ConVersation

    SAC - Special Area of ConVersation Read more

    06.09.2019

  84. Howth artist Sorca O’Farrell awarded the 2019 Fingal County Council Graphic Studio Award

    Howth artist Sorca O’Farrell awarded the 2019 Fingal County Council Graphic Studio Award Read more

    26.06.2019

  85. 2019 Mentoring Programme for Fingal Writers

    2019 Mentoring Programme for Fingal Writers Read more

    02.08.2018


    Fingal Arts Office have partnered with Words Ireland to deliver a Mentoring Programme for Fingal Writers.  This is a national programme open to ‘emerging/early career Fingal writers’. The programme ideal for poets, literary prose writers and creative non-fiction writers.