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Proud friends and parents take pictures of the artists with intellectual disabilities at the Connecting Artists 2023 exhibition, hosted by RCSI in Dublin. The walls of the gallery are half panelled with wood and the rest of the room in bright teal, with gold framed pictures lining the walls. A colourful mix of attendees take photos of two Connecting Artists. Their backs are to the camera as they hold up two canvases.

Don’t miss the chance to visit the Connecting Artists 2024 Exhibition at the stunning College Hall in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland from Wednesday 3 July to Sunday 7 July.

This remarkable exhibition will showcase the artwork of 10 talented artists with intellectual disabilities who have been carefully selected from talented artists nationwide. Featured artists include; Joe Hallam, Kristin Reynado Suniega, Brian Kennedy, Tomás Malone, Rachel Coen, Michael Hade, Jason Grace, Sarah McNulty, Richard Hickey, and Bradley Farrell.

During the exhibition you will have the opportunity to attend workshops featuring artists and mentors, view artwork from the artists from across Ireland, and even purchase artworks that will be available throughout the duration of the event and online.

Entry to the exhibition is free, but advance booking is essential to secure your spot. There will be a variety of artist demonstrations and talks including Jason Grace, Joe Hallam and his mentor Margaret Salisbury, and Kristin Reynado Suniega and her mentor Niamh Eldridge-Barry.

View the schedule of events and book by visiting connectionsartscentre.ie.

If you have any questions or need support, please email support@connectionsartscentre.ie

Connecting Artists is a 10 week online programme designed specifically for visual artists with intellectual disabilities. The programme provides them with a platform to develop their creative practice, and to showcase their talents and professional achievements. 10 extraordinary artists have been selected from across the country to participate in the 2024 programme.

Image: Connecting Artists 2023 Exhibition. Image Credit: Marc O’Sullivan


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