A truly remarkable project that engages with the most vulnerable in our communities, St Christopher’s Arts Programme uses art to activate the strengths of those with intellectual difficulties. The Art Programme runs group and solo exhibitions throughout Longford, in surrounding counties, libraries, art galleries and business premises. The work is also sold at craft fairs and seasonal markets.
- In December 2012, St. Christopher’s opened a pop-up shop in the Longford Shopping Centre, which was a huge success.
- A major exhibition, “Our Town”, was held in May/June 2012. This exhibition was a culmination of two years work involving 27 Service Users working with over 150 students from local schools to create paintings and sculptural pieces which were displayed in the windows of local businesses.
The joy and pride by those taking part is amazing. The commitment and the dedication of the project leaders, and their innovation deserves the highest praise. This is a self-sustaining project that touches many lives in a wholly positive way.