Inclusion – An LCYP temporary exhibition exploring home and homelessness opens at Kerry County Museum on Culture Night Friday 23rd September. Packing a powerful message, children and young people have worked on deciphering the emotional parts of what is means to be home, facilitated by Novas, the homeless charity and Artist Jeannine Storan. The project enabled Novas to engage creative practitioner/artist Jeannine Storan to facilitate a series of workshops which brought young people facing similar challenges together over a period of six weeks in 2021. The group had never worked together, so exploring the central theme of home and homelessness was an issue very close to the hearts of the young people involved.
“Our aim was that in working together we would increase the sense of inclusion for our young people. A second intention in taking on this project was to facilitate a means of expressing feelings symptomatic of experiencing homelessness”, stated Ronan Doherty, Regional Manager from the charity Novas. The result is a show which is poignant but uplifting, highly creative in its originality and reflective of young people everywhere in its examination of the central theme. “The young people had a sense of shared experience that fizzled with possibilities, the exhibition reflects but a few of the results and we hope everybody enjoys seeing it”, stated artist Jeannine Storan, Killorglin based artist and project facilitator with the group. The project is high on the agenda for the LCYP at Kerry ETB. It builds on LCYP work reaching out to young people who are seldom heard but whose message is potent and needs to be heard. Free entry from Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm until October 29th.