‘The Real Me Project’
The HSE Gold Star project has secured funding with Creative Ireland to work in partnership with Tipperary County Council and Tipperary Town Library to develop a similar project to the Growing Imaginations project we did in the library in Cashel in 2018, called ‘The Real Me’ with artist Mags Rudnika.
The project has engaged 10 adults and 6 children with disabilities that would like to explore and share their personal life experiences living in the community with a disability and expressing their story through art. Each participant is making their own book, sharing what they would like to share about their own life stories The books will be presented to family and friends at the end of the project and the books will be held at the Library and made available to people who would like to browse or explore disability issues at the Library. We hope to create a one off collective large piece that will hang permanently on the wall at Tipperary Library.
The groups have been meeting weekly and the creativity has been flowing. We look forward to seeing completed books which will give an insight into both the individuals | their interests | aspirations and what disability means for them.
Below are some images of the great creativity taking place.