We Often Forget,
The Complex, Dublin

Summer Exhibition 2020, 2019 (UK),
Royal Academy of Arts,
Piccadilly, London

The Library Project, Dublin

Turps Correspondance Course,
Turps Art School,
2018 / 2019

Cairde Visual,
The Model,

0-0 LA, Los Angeles

Paper Cuts (UK),
Saatchi Gallery, London
Curated by Kristian Day

Art Maze Magazine,
Winter Edition, Issue 6, 2018,
Curated by Kristian Day

Artlinks Bursary Award, 2020, 2018
Wexford County Council

© John Busher 2020
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Teacher-Artist Partnership (TAP) - Gaelscoil Osraí (2017)

Process: Relief Printmaking

“Artists, arts organisations, pupils, teachers, and sometimes, primary carers, work together to create arts experiences that enrich the curriculum and support the core educational mission of the school. Arts-in-education practice enriches the lives of all involved, particularly in nurturing the developing the minds and imaginations of the pupils.”

Residency Aims
The project was grounded by both teacher and artist backgrounds. This was informed firstly by exploring the cultural heritage of Sweden, particularly in relation to folktale and oral histories. A single print ‘Cave’ by Mamma Andersson became the stimulus, linking cross curriculuar themes such as geography, history, drama, literacy and maths. Participants engaged in multi-plate print processes, exploring the textural possibilities of relief printmaking. Responding to a site visit in Dunmore caves, pupils visually investigated geological formations, while researching the historical context of the cave in relation to folklore. A diorama became the backdrop to shadow play that was constructed over a number of sessions, echoing the interior space of the cave. Tapping into imagination participants played out theatrical scripts that responded to a series of narratives.

Site Vist: Dunmore Caves

Class Teacher: Liselott Olofsson (1st Class) Principal: Seán Ó hArgáin

Supported by:
The Department of Education & Skills
Creative Ireland
Department of Culture, Heritage & Gaeltacht
AiE Summer Course - Wexford & Kilkenny Education Centre

Teacher/Artist Partnership as a CPD model to support and enhance Arts Education

Course Aims

Explore current Policy & Practice contexts regarding Arts Education & Arts-in-Education

Develop a deeper understanding of the Primary School Curriculum in general and the specific objectives of the Arts, with an emphasis on the underpinning principles, content knowledge, process, methodologies, sequential and developmental approaches to arts education and assessment

Develop an enhanced appreciation of the importance and potential of the Arts for pupil learning and development within a whole-school environment

Gain knowledge of the various art forms and make meaningful connections to the arts curriculum through deeper understanding of the art form

Explore the manner in which teacher/artist partnership approaches can enhance the literacy and numeracy strategy
Light Box Projection

Processes: Cut Outs, Shadow Play, Diorama Construction