As part of the Peace IV Cavan Youth Arts Lab, for the past few months, young people in Cavan have been working with their Advocates, Team Leader Karen, and the sculptor Joanne Behan on life-size clay portraits on the theme of Our Voice to explore self and diversity.
We were delighted to attend the launch of the showcase of the Peace IV Cavan Youth Arts Lab in the Johnston Central Library in Cavan on Monday 18th June. The sculptures will be on display there for the next month, before making an appearance at the YAP National Event in Croke Park in July.
The purpose of the Peace IV Cavan Youth Arts Lab was to enhance the capacity of children and young people to develop awareness and respect for self and others and to form positive relationships through the arts. It was made possible thanks to funding by the Cavan County Council Arts Office. The showcase also features other artworks made by children and young people all over Cavan.
As you can see below, the work done by the young people is really amazing. We can’t wait to see them again in Croke Park.