Being involved in the creative arts supported Corina Duyn in her journey through illness. Her previous work as nurse and care worker, and life with illness has led to All things Puppetry: Life Outside the (disability) Box puppetry project; puppet making classes; Invitations to give lectures at universities, symposia and puppet festivals. …
Currently only distant learning Puppet Making course available through detailed youtube videos and printed tutorials, with photos and text of every step. Further information and bookings see HERE . See Nationwide program following Corina and her students when she was still teaching in her studio ( RTE1 Irish Television) See here for A short introduction
Corina was awarded an Arts and Disability ‘Connect’ Bursary for mentoring by Emma Fisher. Read a paper about the ‘Invisible Octopus’ project ; Hear a podcast, which imagery of the project (24min); Read the ‘Meet the Artist‘ profile on Arts & Disability Ireland. In 2020 Corina developed the ‘Invisible Octopus’ poem as well as related shadow imagery into a short video – Or See YouTube
An article about my work has been published in Journal of Applied Arts
- A series of articles, video, poem about ‘Invisible Octopus’ See all links on this page.
- Puppetry as a reflection on life with illness/disability
- The Reflection Girls ready to face the world, & short video
- Póilin’s Travels with M.E. short video
- The Dance of Life animation – including short film
Corina Duyn was one of the speakers at the first Broken Puppet: Puppetry, Disability and Health Symposium. UCC, Cork, August 2017. During 2018 Corina shared her experiences of disability, art and puppetry at the Nottingham Puppet Festival; Puppet Place (Bristol); Bath Spa University, Broken Puppet 2 symposium, Bath , and through a short video at Puppet Power Conference (Calgary); Cork Puppetry Festival 2018; II Puppet Therapy Seminar of Belo Horizonte, Brazil 2018; and Diplomado Muñecoterapia, Chile 2019, Chile 2020, 2021
Corina is open to invitations for further talks, presented via Skype.
Life Outside the Box Puppetry Project
Life Outside the Box 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, depicting puppets stepping out of the disability box, has since been screened in Canada, London and on Irish national television. Supported by Create – Artist in the Community Scheme/ Arts Council of Ireland. See the project in the making.
Dis-ability … This Ability exhibition
The initial Life Outside the Box exhibitions were at Dungarvan and Waterford Library in February 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.