Jennie Guy


Mobile Art School

Mobile Art School is an art-in-education initiative that aims to expose and connect young audiences to the richness of national and international contemporary art. More information on this project can be found at:

Mobile Art School – St. Catherines – 01

Students from St. Catherine’s NS experimenting with materials and the concept of Land Art, as part of The Artist Stays programme with artist Rhona Byrne.

Mobile Art School runs artist-led workshops and in-school artist residency programmes that connect artists, students and schools in a shared educational and creative context that is always evolving and dynamic. Mobile Art School provides a structure of communication and elucidation between artists and schools, and a lateral conduit between contemporary art networks and new audiences, which extends from participating students to their parents, families, and wider communities.

Mobile Art School acts as an independent curator-led consultancy, providing a niche service to schools and art-in-education funders. The mobility of this platform ensures active connections between today’s most exciting contemporary arts practitioners and the country’s most forward-thinking schools, forming lasting relationships that will foster emergent audiences for contemporary arts in Ireland.

As of August 2013, Mobile Art School has run the first instance of The Artist Visits and The Artist Stays.

The Artist Visits St. Catherine’s School in Rush Co. Dublin took place March – June 2012 and involved the following workshops:

Isabel Nolan / Sculpture
Vera Klute / Painting
Mark Garry / Found Object
Emma Haugh / Photography
Michelle Browne / Performance and Participatory
Ruth Lyons / Moving Image
Tamarin Norwood / Art-writing
Sven Anderson / Sound
Felicity Clear / Drawing

The Artist Stays at St. Catherine’s School in Rush Co. Dublin with the artist Rhona Byrne began in Spring 2013, and is currently continuing into 2014.

Mobile Art School – Lismore Exhibition – 01

Installation view of Mobile Art School exhibition in St Carthage Hall, Lismore Castle Arts, November 2013.