Minceire, Our People
An exploration of them and us
Craigavon, Northern Ireland, 2009-11
Initiated with Craigavon Council's Arts Team, Craigavon Travellers Support Committee, The Good Relations Council and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. It began in early 2009 by simply “hanging-out” with the Traveller community on two sites, one legal, and one semi-legal and led to an exhibition in Craigavon Museum Services. We experimented with sewing circles, photography, dance and research into Travellers contributions to society. The aim of this programme was to create an avenue of communication between this severely marginalised community and the dominant culture. The work developed into an outreach programme with Southern Regional College of Northern Ireland.