How to Make.
This evening we launch 'How To Make' with Visual Artist Aideen Barry. Now that masks are a normal part of our everyday lives, join Aideen as she, in these simple workshops, shows children and young people how to make a simple face-mask. Think of each mask as a kind of disguise where you can become your favourite animal with a little bit of animation magic. The workshop is designed to get thinking about face-masks as a protection device during a time of Corona but also to make them fun and silly too.
In the videos which will be made available HERE on the 7th and 14th October the artist will use some stop-motion techniques to turn her Face Mask into a Chameleons mouth lashing out and gobbling flies or as a cute but sneaky Fox finally getting its hands on the Ginger Bread Man.
Kids will learn how to create a simple no sew face mask at home with family or in school and then will add their own creative flair to make them different types of Animals. She will create 3 different types: A Chameleon, A Shark and A Fox, but she hopes you too will get creative and make your own kind of creature with super powers.
Finally there will be a LIVE stop-motion animation workshop with Aideen who will be in via Zoom on the 21st October where she will demonstrate how, using cheap stop-motion animation software, a smart phone and props you have to hand to make your ridiculously funny animations come to life.
Children and their teachers and parents will be also able to ask Aideen Questions during the workshop.
Aideen Barry is an Irish visual artist with an international practice, who makes work in various different media: film, performance, drawing, sculpture, installation and experimental lens based media. She is a member of Aodána and earlier this year Barry was elected to the Royal Hibernian Academy as an associate member. She is currently making a European Capital of Culture Commission project in Kaunas in Lithuania as well as a special commission from the Irish Traditional Music Archive & Music Network Ireland. She is invited Professor as a part of the Anderson Lecture series at Penn State University and in 2019 was the Myron Marty Fellow at Drake University in Iowa. In 2021 she will be Artist in Residence in Yaddo New York in 2021 and has been shortlisted for the Rockefellow Fellowship at the Bellagio Center in Italy.. Her works are held in museum collection in Ireland, the US, Chile, Spain, Catalonia, and the United Kingdom. Selected manifestations of her practise include: Kaunas 2022 the European Capital of Culture in Lithuania, Mothers Tankstation, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Matucana 100 (Chile) The Royal Hibernian Academy, Crawford Municipal Gallery, Butler Gallery, Louise T. Blouin Gallery (London),The Loop Biennale (Spain), Skaftfell ( Iceland), The Wexner Centre (USA), Moderne Mussett (Sweden), The Banff Centre (Canada), The Headlands Centre for the Arts (US) Aesthetica Film Festival (UK), Liste Art Fair, BAC Geneva, Catherine Clark Gallery (US), Elephant West and Frieze Art Fair in London, Oaxaca Film Fest ( Mexico), Katzen at American University in Washington DC, at NYU & The Film-Makers Co-op in New York. She is represented by Galeria IH.