Catherine Warn, St Edwards School, Poole

Thursday 01 September 2022 to Friday 31 March 2023

British Council Ireland and the British Embassy Dublin are proud to support this creative postcard exchange project which comprises artwork from approximately 36 secondary schools in Ireland and the UK who have taken as their inspiration Turner: The Sun is God exhibition in the National Gallery of Ireland, which is on show from October 2022 to February 2023.

The schools network comprises approximately 760+ students (aged 12-18yrs) and since early November, students have been working with their teachers in the classroom to produce creative postcards on the theme of climate. They have also engaged with the education department of the National Gallery of Ireland; visited the Rediscovery Centre, Ballymun (National Centre for Circular Economy) and Axis Arts Centre, Ballymun, to be inspired and also to learn about important issues such as sustainability, circular economy and climate justice with expert, Susan Adams

Inspired by these experiences, students have creatively expressed their thoughts and responses in the form of postcards which are to feature in an exhibition, a catalogue, and which they will then exchange with each other. 

The postcard exhibition will be launched in the British Embassy in Dublin on the 23 January 2023, and will then be shown in Leicester Grammar School in the UK on the 06 March 2023

This project builds on a previous network and project led by Fergal Kilkenny, on the theme of War. This previous project consisted of 27 schools in Ireland, UK and Spain (studying the UK curriculum) and comprised of 492 students aged 16-18yrs. This project ran from February 2022-August 2022 and the project culminated in an exhibition in Dundalk Gaol, Co. Louth.