Jennie Guy

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Bead Game (Art / Philosophy / School)

The Bead Game

In Spring-Summer term 2016 curator Jennie Guy, artist Fiona Hallinan, education curator Katy Fitzpatrick and philosopher Aislinn O’Donnell worked in partnership with fifth class students from Bray School Project, Bray, fourth class students St. Mary’s and St. Gerard’s National School, Enniskerry and their teachers.

They held a series of workshops in schools in order to explore ideas, experiences and practices in art and philosophy.

Working with curator Jennie Guy, artist Fiona Hallinan devised a workshop series called Bead Game for the students. Over three sessions in each school, Bead Game introduced the students to listening, collecting and discussion as artistic practice. They also explored themes of alternative scoring and memory amongst other themes related to the artist’s work. These sessions culminated in the students casting their own found objects in resin and creating a collective ‘score’ from the resulting objects/artworks.

Responding to some of the ideas being presented in these workshops, Katy and Aislinn delivered three Art and Philosophy workshops. Through experiential exercises, philosophical inquiry, reviewing, discussing, and recreating artworks, and by using drawing, sculpting, and writing as material practices of thinking, they explored sensations and questioned what we understand by memory.

Download the Bead Game publication as a PDF.

The Bead Game

The Bead Game

The Bead Game


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