Ballinasloe Active Retirement Association, the Galway Music Residency with its resident artists ConTempo Quartet, artist Finbar McHugh and Ballinasloe Library present Connecting the Dots – an intergenerational project connecting primary school children with older generations through Music and Art.
Through a number of facilitated workshops, with ConTempo Quartet and Finbar McHugh, the participants will work together in a simple way creating visual representations of their collective experience of the quartet’s performances. Focusing on ‘Meitheal’, this project brings two generations together to exchange ideas, build connections, learn from one another and create together.
In addition to this, members of the immigrant communities in Galway will be invited as special guests to the workshops to allow the group to explore the issues of immigration, migration, assimilation and humanity through their experience of creation. The outcomes of the project will be exhibited at Ballinasloe Library. The exhibition event will include a short film documenting the project, a public post-show discussion to include younger and older participants, artists, facilitator and artist, and a short performance from ConTempo Quartet.