Photographer: Anita Murphy

Phillida Eves | Ireland | Visual Art & Story
In Person

Go Wild With Art

Booking only by phone through Town Hall Theatre Box Office on (091) 569 777 from 10 am Monday 14 September.

Come to Brigit’s Gardens and enjoy wild art activities in the garden and in the festival tent. Have family fun with nature activities and multi-sensory elements.

Phillida Eves, an experienced multi-sensory artist and educator, will facilitate a workshop for young children with additional needs and their families. Together, families will gather elements of nature from Brigit’s Garden to create patterns and shapes. They will then be invited to enter a comfortable festival tent to take part in art activities inspired by the natural surroundings.

Phillida will use her vast experience to create meaningful opportunities for the children to explore artistic activities and find self-expression. Using an overhead projector, the children will create their own stories using a fabric screen.

Phillida and her assistant will remain outside the festival tent while your family sits inside, so as to respect social distance guidelines.

Please note: This event takes place outdoors, so please come dressed appropriately for the weather!

This show is for one family at a time and designed for children with additional needs under 8 years and their young siblings.

Brigit’s Garden is wheelchair accessible but is not an enclosed space.

Ticket holders receive a 50% discount on admission to the gardens, should they wish to extend their stay.


Phillida Eves

Phillida Eves is a multi-sensory artist and educator based in Galway. She is passionate about creating multi-sensory musical experiences and theatrical performances with and for neurodiverse children and young people.

Phillida regularly works collaboratively with musicians and partners with local special and mainstream schools. Galway Autism Partnership (GAP) and the children are key co-creators in her work.

Phillida is involved with European Projects, collaborating with Rijeka City Puppet Theatre, Croatia in creating sensory work and as part of PUSH+ and the Creative Lab, Different Bodies.

Hear Our Voice! was created in 2019 with the children on the autistic spectrum in Galway ETN School, musician Michael Chang and puppeteers from Rijeka City Puppet Theatre and GAP as part of Galway 2020. The project had early mentorship from Tim Webb, Oily Cart Theatre Company, and was shared as a work in progress at Tobogan Festival Rijeka, Croatia in July 2019.

The Abbey Theatre 5 x 5 Initiative in 2019 included the project Listen Up! a collaboration with children on the autistic spectrum and Phillida.

Phillida is a Creative Associate with Creative Schools, Ireland, and has 18 years experience as a teacher in special schools. She is constantly researching and finding creative ways to engage the children and to give them a voice in the creative process.


Brigit's Garden

Accessibility: This venue is wheelchair accessible.

Parking: There is free on-site parking.

Outdoor event: This event takes place outdoors, so please come dressed appropriately for the weather!