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The Moon Belongs to Everyone

Visual Arts
 Sunday, 22 October 2017 10:00


16-22 October


Galway Arts Centre, extended opening hours for Baboro Festival this weekend ... Saturday 10 - 5.30 and Sunday 12 - 5pm.


As part of the Baboro International Arts Festival for Children ...


The Moon Belongs to Everyone



'The moon belongs to everyone, 

The best things in life are free;  

The stars all shine for everyone, 

They're shining for you and me.'

The Moon Belongs to Everyone looks at journeys of child migrants and how to feel safe and ‘at home’ while moving through unknown spaces to a new home.

Artist Maeve Clancy uses the creation of temporary spaces beautifully made with paper to explore self-identity and a sense of self in children within the current landscape of the mass movement of people across the world. This show uses the simple notion of the universality of the night sky to examine the rights of the child, the moon being a symbol of unity in a world that is complex, complicated and often incredibly cruel. Can unity be found without the stripping away of one's identity or difference?

This exhibition contains two environments: a space to be explored and which takes the visitor on a journey. The audience will discover hints of identities, people who have passed through and scraps of story. Then the audience’s journey is stopped. Not over, but halted. They can go no further and must sit and wait. Beautiful paper huts give them a place to shelter while they wait. Inside they can sit and read stories in image and words of other children who have left one home to find another elsewhere. Some in search of a better life, others to find a place of refuge.



Join us for a gallery talk followed by an exhibition launch with artist Maeve Clancy on Monday 16 October at 6pm.  Maeve will discuss her practice and how she approaches making new work for a particular space as she guides us through her latest paper installation in Galway Arts Centre.






Family Workshop 3pm 16 OctoberMake a paper den with artist Maeve Clancy in response to The Moon Belongs to Everyone. http://www.baboro.ie/festival/programme/child-and-adult-workshop-den-making

Please note:  Maeve Clancy's Den-Making workshop for children + adults will now run on Monday 23 October  from 3pm - 4.30pm. All tickets for original workshop on 16 October valid.

Create your own story related to The Moon Belongs to Everyone with artist Judith Bernhardt Saturday 21 October 1pm and 3pmhttp://www.baboro.ie/festival/programme/child-and-adult-workshop-story-making



For all booking queries please go to www.baboro.ie



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