Local Know How - call for participants | Sirius Arts Centre Cobh


Local Know How - call for participants

Local Know How - call for participants


Local Know How
Colette Lewis
Project runs until December 2019 

LOCAL KNOW-HOW is a Creative Enquiry Artist Residency with artist Colette Lewis, interested in ‘re-learning’ the local traditional skills and knowledge to make, repair, reuse, forage, hunt or grow from older generations living in the Cobh and Great Island area. 

This local form of wisdom once taught families and communities how to be resourceful, often born out of necessity. Today this ‘know-how wisdom’ potentially holds important value and renewed purpose to recover a more sustainable way of living.

If you or someone you know in your family or community has this local know-how and would like to contribute to this project, please get in contact with Colette:

email: lewiscolette@hotmail.com / mobile: 086 177 0275

Colette Lewis is artist based in Cork. She works primarily through a social art model of practice, researching forms of embodied knowledge and place through collaborative engagement.  For the Creative Enquiry – Arts and Older People Artist Residency her work focuses on researching latent forms of local knowledge and skill that hold significant social and economic histories and an enduring relevance for current public discourse around sustainable living strategies.

Creative Enquiry - Arts and Older People in association with the Sirius Arts Centre.

Creative Enquiry - Arts and Older People is financially supported by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaion Invitation to Collaboration scheme, Cork City Council, Cork County Council, and the HSE Cork Kerry Community Healthcare - Cork South Community Work Department, with in kind support from Age & Opportunity, and each host arts organisation: Cork Midsummer Festival, Music Alive and Sirius Arts Centre.