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OVER the past year Artlink
has been making sure that the people of Inishowen can
still benefit from the mental wellbeing that
participating in the visual arts can bring, even when
their gallery at Fort Dunree is closed.
Last year Artlink teamed up with Voluntary Arts Ireland
to take part in an initiative called #LoveToDraw. The
idea was a simple one: to encourage people across
Inishowen to take up drawing as a pastime in a way that
brought people together, fired up their creativity and
raised their spirits. Nobody needed to be 'gifted' or
'qualified' to take part, just enthusiastic. The project
involved free online drawing workshops, led by artist
drawing by Caroline Kyper from Buncrana.
The first series of lessons
have now been completed and the results of the
participantsí creativity can be seen in a Covid secure
'window' exhibition at the former ESB showroom in West
End, Buncrana. The artworks can be viewed safely from
the street from Monday 29th March through to Sunday 11th
drawing by Nina Quigley from Carndonagh.
If this exhibition inspires
you, there is still time to take part.
Because the project has been so successful, Artlink are
organising another series of #Love to Draw workshops for
local people. Visit
www.artlinkonline.ie to learn how to draw for free!
The free drawing workshops will start on Wednesday 31st
March, with sessions at 2pm repeated at 7 pm for those
who cannot take part during the daytime. The workshops
last for an hour and a half, and the programme will run
for 4 weeks. Anyone interested in taking part in this
new series of workshops, please visit
www.artlinkonline.ie to learn more and to register.