Karen McArdle
"Hidden Stories"

"Hidden Stories," was the theme of the collaborative art project with Transition Year Students and Adults with Disabilities which took place from November 2018 to February 2019. A collection of art work made using an array of recyclable and natural materials through the processes of paper making, tie-dyeing, and weaving, were collaboratively created and exhibited in a gallery space. Each piece of artwork had elements to symbolise the participants' personalities, stories and daily rituals reflecting the uniqueness of the individuals who made it.
Issues such as inclusion, progression, social development, wellbeing, recycling, and sustainability were all addressed during this project.

Teaching Placements and Community Partners

Inver College, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, A81 V342
Patrician High School, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, A81 X256
Steadfast House, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, A81 RD29

Professional Master of Education

1 of 5 - Collaboratively creating paper from a variety of natural & recyclable materials.
2 of 5 - Creating paper and embedding ingredients within the pulp.
3 of 5 - A recipe of natural ingredients such as beetroot, turmeric, tea & coffee to tie-dye the fabric.
4 of 5 - Collaboratively braiding the tie-dyed fabric.
5 of 5 - "Hidden Stories" collaborative art exhibition