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.

The group sketched their heads before turning the sketches into life-sized clay sculptures that were then bronzed.

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.

The sculptures were displayed in the Johnston Central Library in Cavan Town for a month as part of their Peace IV Cavan Youth Arts Lab exhibition before they were brought to Croke Park to display at our National Event!