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Our World in a Window

In partnership with Helium Arts

Fri. 19 - Sun. 21 November

10am - 6pm

Pulled | Free

‘Our World in a Window’, a window exhibition featuring the animations and mechanised artwork produced by 49 children in 18 counties in Ireland as part of Helium Arts remote ‘Distance Creates’ programme. The exhibition originally toured to Dublin, Cork, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick and Longford in July 2021.

In Spring 2021, children aged 9-12 living with long-term health conditions have been exploring the world of animation guided by Helium Artist Chelsea Canavan. From tinfoil and claymation characters to foam sculptures and hand-drawn illustrations, the children’s stories have come to life in unique and imaginative ways, showing persistence and creativity in the face of adversity.

The project origins date back to the onset of the pandemic, when the Helium Arts programmes were adapted to digital and postal formats to allow many vulnerable young people to practice their creativity from the safety of their homes. The goal was to offer respite during these difficult times of social distancing, and support their mental health.

Runs throughout the weekend, 10am-6pm, viewing is from the street outside Pulled Studio.

Helium Arts is a national award-winning charity which supports the social and emotional needs of children living with long-term health conditions through arts-based activities in hospital, community and public settings. 

The Helium Arts Distance Creates Remote Creative Health Programme Spring & Summer 2021 is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, Creative Ireland, Limerick City & County Council and Limerick Culture & Arts Department. The Remote Creative Health Programme is also supported by Rethink Ireland through the Innovate Together Fund, a collaboration between Rethink Ireland and the Department of Rural and Community Development (via the Dormant Accounts Fund).