Local Know-How: Creative Enquiry Artist Residency - Colette Lewis
24th May - 13th Dec 2019
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: email@example.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.
Her work has been shown widely both nationally and internationally in exhibitions,
events and film festivals, Chisenhale Dance Space, London, afon Festival, Abercych,
Wales, Short Irish Film Showcase, Liverpool Irish Festival, IndieCork Film Festival,
(Solo Exhibition) Milk Of Israel, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork, MEx15,
Illuminations Gallery, Maynooth University, Kildare, LUX13, Laban Centre,
London, Beyond Myths, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork, Give(a)way, EV+A
International, Limerick, Within and Without, TULCA, Galway, CorkCaucus, National
Sculpture Factory, C2, Contemporary Art in Cork Crawford Municipal Art Gallery
Cork, Terminal, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, Fete de la Danse, Institute for
Choreography & Dance, Firkin Crane, Cork, Park in Progress, Pépinières
européennes pour jeunes artistes, Marley le Roi INJEP, Paris, Fipa International
Audio Visual Festival, Birritz, France, Ideal State, Electric Rain Live Art & Multimedia Event, Cork, Kerry Film Festival, US Live, Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, Lough Boora Parklands Sculpture Symposium, Co Offaly and VAMP, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co Cork.
She is a member of the artist group The IoD (Institute of Dwelling) with Marilyn
Lennon and Elinor Rivers. Their work recently featured in the Skibbereen Arts
Festival and Spare Room: Art, Architecture and Activism, Cork.
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:Sirius Arts Centre, Cork Midsummer Festival and Music Alive.