First Cork Branch social evening of 2012 was huge success!

Contemporary Irish Artist Aideen Barry gave us a wonderful talk on her work practice in the beautiful Library in the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork on February 3rd.

Truly an inspiration, Aideen's determination holds no bounds! Nothing holds this lady back when it comes to seeing her imagination come to life! She even went so far as to spend 3 months training at NASA to finally fly into zero gravity to film her "Vacuuming in a Vacuum", a piece the Cork branch recently saw exhibited at the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork.

Click the link below to view "Vacuuming in a Vacuum"
http://www.aideenbarry.com/www.AideenBarry.com/Vacuuming_in_a_Vacuum.html

Two points that Aideen stressed were; the importance of imagination and that of drawing. If these are two things that we could instill in our students, perhaps we could have the next Aideen Barry sitting in our very own Art rooms!

Click the link below to view other images of Aideen's work:

http://culturehall.com/portfolio.html?artist=aideen_barry

Following Aideen's talk, we had dinner in Luigi Malone's. Dinner was a beautiful 2 course meal and was subsidised by the ATAI, costing members only 15euro. It was a great opportunity to meet and talk to other like-minded Art Teachers!