I BROUGHT THE DREAM OF FLYING | CORINA DUYN & CAROLINE SCHOFIELD

GOMA Gallery of Modern Art, 14 Jan to 11 Feb 2023

‘I brought the dream of flying…’ a new exhibition by artists Corina Duyn and Caroline Schofield will open at GOMA 14th January 2023 in partnership with Waterford Healing Arts Trust.

Inspired by a broken-winged bird puppet which accompanied Corina when she moved to full-time nursing home care last year, the exhibition features work made in response to this move and illustrates the new collaborative creative process Corina has developed with Caroline as a result of her increasing disability. A short tour of the exhibition, led by artist Pascale de Coninck, will take place at 2pm on Saturday 14 January, followed by the official opening at 3pm. The exhibition is presented by Waterford Healing Arts Trust and GOMA, with funding from Creative Waterford.

Further details are available from www.waterfordhealingarts.com and www.gomawaterford.ie

About Corina Duyn

Dutch born Artist, Writer and Puppet Designer Corina Duyn trained as a nurse and social care worker before becoming a full-time artist after moving to Ireland in 1989. The rapid decline in her health with the onset of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) in 1998, aged 36, changed Corina’s creative ability, intensity and output. Portrayal of life around her changed to exploring the inner world of illness, in order to understand this utterly changed existence. Creative highlights in recent years include facilitating Life Outside the Box puppet project (2015), keynote speaker at Broken Puppet Symposium on Puppetry, Disability and Health (2018) and the Invisible Octopus video poem (2020), an extraordinary and succinct illustration of life with ME. The need to move into long term care in 2021 further influenced her creative output, including now accepting use of her co-artist’s hands to bring ideas into being.

About Caroline Schofield

Visual artist Caroline Schofield studied textiles at NCAD and completed a Master’s in Art & Process at Crawford College of Art & Design. An Azure and TimeSlips facilitator, for Waterford Healing Arts Trust, Caroline delivers Open Gallery, a dementia-inclusive art project, and Art at the Kitchen Table, supporting older people to make art in their own homes. She recently worked with the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland on Narrative Tools, exploring the culture of making and handing down tools and skills within families and community. Other work includes projects with Butler Gallery, Age & Opportunity and Open Circle. Caroline’s work is found in public and private collections and has been exhibited nationally and internationally. www.carolineschofield.ie

GOMA Gallery of Modern Art, 6 Lombard Street, Waterford.

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