Inclusive Art

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.

Corina Duyn's studio in a flower filled gardenInclusive 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.



puppet standing beside wheelchair with Disability Box in background. Life Outside the Box puppetry project by Artist and writer Corina Duyn

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 SchemeArts 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.


cover of Life Outside the Box puppetry project, with dancing puppet



puppet from Life outside the box puppetry project. Dressed in pink, haning over a fence talking to horses. 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: