Bringing Live Arts to Students and Teachers (BLAST) Arts in Education Residencies

The aim of this programme is to give students in schools all over the country the opportunity to work with a professional artist on unique projects to be planned and developed between the artist, the teacher and the school under the co-ordination of the Education Support Centres Ireland ESCI network of 21 full-time education centres. This initiative supports children and young people for the future, where skills like the ability to connect and collaborate with others, engage in creative and critical thinking and practice inclusivity at every level will be paramount to peace, stability, sustainable economic growth and equality.


  Name Art Form Please view artists work/website
1 Colum Kavanagh  Comic Book Creator 
2 Anita Mahon  Music
3 Sonya Weston Film
4 Helen Flanagan Film, Broadcasting
5 John Busher Visual Arts
6 Oonagh Latchford Painter
7 Sheila Forsey Novelist, Playwright, Creative writer 
8 Nonie Stafford Visual Art, Wall Murials, Calligraphy Workshop
9 Sarah Bowie Author, illustrator and arts educator
10 Nadia Corridan  Visual Arts
11 Heather Hadrill Teaching Drama in Schools
12 Caroline Busher Author 
13 Carmen Roddy  Visual Artist
14 Brid Colloton  Artist   
15 Olivia O'Dwyer  Artist
16 Deirdre Buttimer  Printmaker
17 Anne Marie O'Hanlon  Artist   
18 Eilish McCann  Artist
19 Lynn Haughton  Upcycle Artist 
20 Joe Brennan  Story Teller, writer, picture maker



Wexford Education Support Centre

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Location. Suíomh

Milehouse Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford



Local Buses and ample carparking available

Contact us. Dean Teagmháil

Tel: (053) 92 39100
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