I have been invited by NYCI to collaborate on this Youth Arts project. I have a pretty good working knowledge of print from my days working as a graphic design consultant with Jevons Brown in London, so this should be really interesting.
In the Spring of 2016, the National Youth Council of Ireland, with the support of the National Print Museum, are working with two Youth Groups, local to the Museum, on a project centred on the 1916 Proclamation. The project involves young people being introduced to the history of the Proclamation by the staff and volunteer printers at the National Print Museum. A member of NYCI will introduce the groups to a toolkit, which will engage the young people in the idea of being a citizen and their notions about the country they would like to live in. Subsequent to this engagement, each youth group will produce their own proclamations. Once produced an artist will work with each youth group to create and design the proclamation posters.
The Youth Groups involved in the project are from St. Andrews Resource Centre, Pearse Street and the Ringsend and Irishtown Community Centre.
This project is supported by Dublin City Council’s 1916 Rising Commemoration Fund.