09 May 2011 - 30 Apr. 2013

IFI Cranmore Children's Project

The Cranmore children’s art project is a three year cross-border art project which engages children from the catholic and protestant communities of Cranmore, Sligo and Antiville, Larne, Co. Antrim. Puppet-making, performance and simple animation have been some of the tools the children have used to challenge ideas of place and identity. Artists Naomi Draper, John Cullen and puppeteer Kareen Pennefeather have just completed the first in the series, where children (aged 6-10 years) created a huge 6 ft square map of their area in Cranmore.

Together with the map, rolled up like a large scroll, and life-size puppet portraits of themselves, the children went on a mission to explore their own community. Artist Naomi Draper will continue the project this summer, travelling to work with the children in Antiville, Larne.

A suitcase will accompany the artist, packed to the brim, with stories, art games and puppet-making materials. Watch this space for exciting developments in this project. To view photos of workshops to date, click on the eye icon to the right.

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