In 2021 The Creative Well and “This Must Be the Place” will celebrate 10 years of arts and health in Kildare. So this year we will be gathering The Well, its participants and its work since its inception to create a celebratory publication for our 10-year anniversary.
The Creative Well visual arts programme of work aims to build and support well-being and rich life experiences by encouraging adults to engage with their creativity through visual art. Designed for people with all levels of abilities and life experiences, providing opportunities for everyone from complete beginners, to practicing artists and all in between.
The next step in the programme is the making of an archive and pausing to reflect. This will be a year for gathering stories & testimonials. A year for reflection on what was done and thinking about what there is still to do. To listen to all who have been on this creative journey and to talk to past and potential stakeholders about how best to continue it.
The Archive will be open from 10th January at the McKenna Gallery, where artists Emma Finucane and Eleanor Philips will be creating a space for the work of all The Creative Well’s participants to be collected and documented. This is open to all members both past and present of The Creative Well.
Members of the public are welcome to come and view this archive process, learn about the project’s history and the artists involved.
Stay tuned for details of events happening as part of The Creative Well installation in the McKenna Gallery this January and further gatherings throughout 2020.
This is part of First Fortnight in partnership with Riverbank Arts Centre and celebrates Kildare County Council’s visual arts, health and wellbeing programme.