Talisman, with artist Barbara Knežević
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.