Graphic Novel Collaboration - Red Bird Youth Collective
14 - 28 July
Graphic Novel Collaborations: Red Bird Youth Collective + Barry Keegan
Red Bird Youth Collective’s latest exhibition, Graphic Novel Collaborations, opens Sunday the 14th of July at 3pm in Galway Arts Centre. Red Bird Youth Collective is a Galway based youth-led visual art group that collaborate with professional artists from various backgrounds. In this project, the Red Birds looked at the process of making graphic novels under the instruction of artist Barry Keegan.
The project, led by established independent cartoonist Barry Keegan, features a wide range of graphic novels centred around the Red Birds’ personal stories and interests. A series of workshops brought the group together to learn about the process of making graphic novels while exploring their ideas and the art of storytelling.
‘Working with Red Bird has been a fantastic experience! Each week I looked forward to meeting the young artists to discuss their ideas for the project. A great collaboration with a wonderful energetic atmosphere.’
– Barry Keegan
Red Bird Youth Collective is a visual art group for young people living in Galway city & county. Established in September 2011 by Galway Arts Centre, it has received funding from The Arts Council & Galway County Council to deliver youth-led projects in collaboration with professional artists. Red Bird members work together on a diverse range of projects, including visual art, film, architecture, digital media, performance and literature projects. Red Bird is currently recruiting new members for their next project with artist Marielle MacLeman starting in September 2019. This project will be supported by the Young Ensembles Scheme which is funded by The Arts Council.
To learn more about the current Red Birds, don’t miss out on their upcoming exhibition, Graphic Novel Collaborations, opening Sunday the 14th of July at 3pm in Galway Arts Centre.