This year, TULCA Festival of Visual Arts in partnership with Galway County Council Arts Office will engage with two county primary schools in a unique arts-in-education project. The project takes inspiration from contemporary artist Yoko Ono’s 1961 instructions/event score Voice Piece for Soprano.  In the spirit of what Ono describes as ‘a protest song’ and using the original instructions from the artist book Grapefruit as a starting point, children will draft their own event score addressing contemporary issues of concern.  This project is as much about listening as it is vocalising.  Working with musician and performing artist Donal McConnon, children will then perform their own score.

 

The selected national school partners are Belmont National School, Milltown, Tuam, Co. Galway and Brierfield National School, Abbeyknockmoy, Tuam, Co. Galway.