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A still image from Silent Moves, a film by Aideen Barry, Scannan Technologies and Ridgepool Training Centre

Silent Moves included in Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks

Posted: 7 July, 2016

Silent Moves has topped the poll to be included in ‘Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks’

Silent Moves is a film by Aideen Barry, Western Care’s Ridgepool Training Centre and Scannán Technologies, hosted by Ballina Arts Centre and made possible through Ignite, a series of commissions funded by the Arts Council, ADI & Mayo County Council.

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks is a collaboration between The Irish Times and the Royal Irish Academy, assessing a century of Irish creativity. A panel of experts convened by the academy has chosen a single Irish artwork – book, painting, sculpture, play, poem or building – for each year from 1916 to 2015. Every Saturday Fintan O’Toole and panel members will profile one of these works in ‘The Irish Times’ and on irishtimes.com. For the final year, the public were invited to vote on the Artwork that most captured the zeitgeist in 2015.

On Thursday 21st July 2016, Ballina Arts Centre are hosting a party to celebrate with the artists and everyone involved in the making of Silent Moves. The evening will comprise screenings of the movie, and artists from Western Care’s Ridgepool Training Centre and Scannán Technologies will talk about the process of making the movie over a period of eight months, in Ballina. This engaging project focused on developing skills in: stop motion animation, film, script development and performance techniques.  Irish dance artist and choreographer Emma O’Kane, worked alongside Aideen Barry as the group developed their ideas and story boards. The collective talents of the 30 group members with the lead artists, created a wonderful, moving and hilarious film: Silent Moves.
The Silent Moves Celebration event is free of charge and open to everybody.
For more information, contact Ballina Arts Centre – tel: 096 73593 or www.ballinaartscentre.com

Silent Moves was commissioned by Mayo County Council as part of Ignite, a new platform designed to generate Ireland’s most ambitious showcasing of talent from people with disabilities, led by international and Irish artists and performers with disabilities.  Ignite is managed by a unique partnership involving the Arts Council, Arts & Disability Ireland (ADI), Cork City Council, Galway City and County Councils, and Mayo County Council.

Watch: Film about Silent Moves by Aideen Barry, Scannan Technologies and Ridgepool Training Centre in Mayo.

Daisy Bright in Silent Moves.

Managing to entertain and bring great joy & laughter while informing human rights

Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission

Hugo the Bashful in a scene from Silent Moves


Aideen Barry
Arts and Disability
Ballina Arts Centre
Ridgepool Training Centre
Scannan Technologies

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