Sherkin Island: where art and community meet
The BA in Visual Arts on Sherkin island provides a model for distance learning and also sets an example in making art relevant to society at large
Beware Sherkin Island. Set foot in the place and you might never want to leave. That sounds like a cliché, but during my time on the west Cork island I keep encountering proof of it.
There’s my host, Deirdre Ní Luasaigh, a tech worker from Kerry who runs a business digitising artwork on the island. There’s Aisling Moran, community development coordinator with Sherkin Island Development Society, who came on a fixed-term contract eight years...
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