The Little Houses project began in May 2020 when the country was in its first lockdown. Little Houses is an exhibition of artworks created through a collaborative partnership between the Stoneybatter Youth Service (CDYSB/CDETB) and the National Museum.
Minister for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan officially opened the exhibition at today’s launch event.
This exhibition provides a platform and a space in the Museum for young people from the community close to Collins Barracks. The artworks that they created during lockdown are a visual record of their experiences of the pandemic and its impact on the community and wider society.
The idea for Little Houses came from Johanna Visser, one of the youth workers who had been inspired by Dutch organisation Stoereloer, in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.There are approximately 60 boards on display at the exhibition. Every board allowed our young artists to tell a story in their own way.
Mendicity Homeless Project made the boards. Men using the centre made them as part of workshops they participate in and any income generated is reinvested in the project.
For more information on how to view the exhibition go the National Museum of Ireland Website – https://www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Decorative-Arts-History/Events/102021/Little-Houses-Exhibition