MA IN ARTS AND ENGAGEMENT inaugural exhibition
Opening event 20 May at 2pm.
EXHIBITION CONTINUES until Thursday 25 May
Research methods through arts participation forms a central role in the work of our first graduates of the new MA in Arts and Engagement programme in the Department of Arts in Health and Education, CCAD. The inaugural exhibition entitled ‘Unsilenced’ captures the applied nature of the course. The power of arts based methodologies to express the nuanced aspects of our more challenging human experiences is thoughtfully researched and carefully held. Students on this Masters programme understand the importance of allowing space for supported societal engagement and a meaningful mode of expression for research participants.
Colette Mulholland’s enquiry is around the lived experiences of older adults and the pervasive presence of technology. Colette’s research explores inherent barriers, access and exclusion and their impact on self-confidence and agency.
Kay O Donoghue asks the question: ‘Can creative engagement empower women that are experiencing the physical, psychological, and psychosocial impacts of menopause?’ Through carefully facilitated arts-based enquiries, six women mapped their experiences.
These projects deal with ubiquitous health and wellbeing concerns and position the arts in a strong position to highlight their under-representation.