Jennifer Cunningham | Ireland | Workshops For Children

Create Your Own Mini Utopia

Are your children glued to some sort of electronic box? Want to ignite their imaginations and help them create their own fun? Give them another kind of box - an empty shoebox!

A shoebox adventure is multi-dimensional, whether you make a mini theatre, zoo or a fish tank. Children create characters and a backstory, imagining a shoebox home where they can enter into their imaginary world again and again for hours of fun, creative play.

Please bring a shoe box, figures and props from home to populate your new world. Dress for mess!


Jennifer Cunningham

Jennifer Cunningham works with paint, printmaking, film, digital media and drawing. She exhibits both nationally and internationally, most recently with a solo show in the Festival Gallery as part of Galway International Arts Festival 2018. The show received over 30,000 visitors and a five star review in The Irish times. Jennifer has received several awards for her work including the Taylor Art Award and the Thomas Dammann Travel Award. She was also awarded a Digital Media Residency in Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Dublin and an artist studio in the RHA School, Dublin. She has also undertaken residencies in SIM Iceland, Cill Rialaig, the Tyrone Guthrie Centre and the Inishlacken Project.

Jennifer runs her own Art School and teaches classes to children, adolescents and adults in drawing skills, oil and acrylic, printmaking and watercolour. She has taught courses in I.A.D.T, Dun Laoghaire since 2006 including Portfolio Preparation, Life Drawing, Oil and Acrylic Advanced and Mixed Media. She has been a visiting guest lecturer in N.C.A.D and G.M.I.T.


Galway Arts Centre

Accessibility: A wheelchair ramp provides entry to the ground floor, however there is no elevator access to the second or third floor.

Parking: There is no parking at the venue. There is Pay and Display (street parking) on Dominick Street and the surrounding area and a large car park on Mill Street next to the Garda station. Mill Street car park is €2 per hour and chargeable hours are 08:30-18:30 Monday to Saturday and 13:00-18:00 Sunday.

Public Bus: Route 414 stops along Dominick Street, which is a 1 minute walk to the Galway Arts Centre.

Walking: The Galway Arts Centre is located on Dominick Street and is a 9 minute walk from the Town Hall Theatre and a 7 minute walk from the Spanish Arch.