As being involved in the creative arts supported Corina Duyn in her journey through illness, she is now facilitating Inclusive Art workshops, for example through making puppets. Individual classes, or groups in the community. Corina is interested to research the health benefits of Arts Particiaption by non-artists through the making of puppets.
Inclusive Art workshop
Individual workshops (and groups up to four people) to explore life’s challenges, hopes and wishes through doll puppetry, and mixed media are facilitated in the Corina’s private studio. Please contact Corina Duyn for details. Larger groups will be facilitated in the community. All are tailor made for the participants. Open to non-artist.
Life Outside the Box Puppetry Project
Corina Duyn facilitated the Life Outside the Box Puppetry Project (2015/6) while a member of the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) Dungarvan Resource Centre. The film of the project has since been screened in Canada and on Irish national television. Supported by Create – Artist in the Community Scheme/ Arts Council of Ireland.
The puppetry project in the making
Because the IWA members are a very diverse group of people of age and ability, Corina adapted some of the tools, and looked at who could do which part of the project. The aim was that each member would do as much as possible themselves, and where needed ask support from each other. And only then ask the staff for help when required. I had support staff too, which made is possible for me to teach again after a 17 year gap.
The Broken Puppet: A symposium on Puppetry, Disability and Health
As a result of the ‘Life Outside the Box’ project Corina has been invited to give a talk at this Symposium. August 2017, UCC, Cork. She intents to research the health benefits of Arts Participation by non-artists through the making of puppets.
- The Puppetry story is documented on the Puppet Blog
- and in the Life Outside the Box Book/DVD
- the Film was show at the Disability Film Festival Picture This… in Canada March 2017 See Video online
- And made it onto Irish National TV
- Radio interview for our first exhibition in Dungarvan Library.
Dis-ability … This Ability exhibition
The initial Life Outside the Box exhibitions were at Dungarvan and Waterford Library in Febraury and March 2016. In November 2016 Corina Duyn curated the Dis-ability … This Ability exhibition at Tramore Coastguard Cultural Centre. The puppets were part of this exhibition. See and read more about it: