Visual Voices 2018
An early childhood exhibition called Visual Voices - Enniscorthy 2018 is the brainchild of Anne Manning, a local pre-school teacher. The eye catching exhibition will see 67 children's faces cast in plaster of paris displayed in the shop window's of 17 local Enniscorthy Businesses from 19th February to 3rd March.
Anne Manning, commented "These 67 plaster casts of individual children aged between 3 and 12 are the visual representation of many connections, through our conversations, meditative experiences and memory through process, mutual respect and choice. The excitement from the children throughout the process was really what fueled the project. The added connection of the business's of Enniscorthy has added an impressive response to these thoughts. A huge thank you to Enniscorthy town for their willing connection.
On behalf of all the children attending Carraig Briste and Killegney Early Years, parents/guardians, staff, managers Barbra, Carol and Joan, the proprietors Orlagh and James Doyle, we extend a huge thank you to the Enniscorthy Business Association and Wexford County Council through an amenity and arts grant."
The casting of the masks requires immense patience on behalf of both the child and Anne. Here is timelapse footage of the making of the masks.
The participating businesses include Smyths Arro, Aideen Vonno, Ottiva, Paul's Locksmith Keycutting and Shoe Repairs, Bridget's Hair Salon, Toffee & Thyme, Vincent's, O'Leary Travel, Ibar Carty, General Office & School Supplies, Gus Byrnes, Glamour, Frizelle O'Leary Solicitors, Danny's Barber, Tantrum, DV8, Byrnes Bookshop.
The Enniscorthy Business Association is delighted to support and promote this innovative and creative initative. A big word of thanks goes out to Anne Manning for the immense work and effort she has put into arranging this exhibition. Please take the time over the coming weeks to view these magnificient pieces of art in the above mentioned windows.