I Can Colour Between The Lines But I Choose Not To

A collaboration between residents and artists of Knocknaheeny and guests Mark Storor and Stephen King

I Can Colour Between The Lines But I Choose Not To

Visual Art


46 Kilmore Road Lower, Knocknaheeny (Bus Route 202)

Schedule of moments on Thursday 21 June available here.

Nestled between two family homes, somewhere betwixt and be tween, an unoccupied house stands overlooking the next phase of development. The walls of the former home echo with the murmurs of a generation. Voices like smoke rise from the chimney piercing the sunrise. A woman, breathes for her husband whilst a teenage lad with the help of others, nurtures the wasted space that someone told him he was. He blossoms vivid. Ravens whirl, back and forth overhead, calling.  Tumbling boys keep the world turning. Girls, mature beyond their years with imaginations freed and words in abundance know no bounds. They rewrite tired fairytales and liberate their sisters. A man gives you the shirt off his back, another stirs the pot and sings for the supper. The heron is the only bird that can look you in the eye. All we ask is that you know why.

This installation represents the second part of a three phase work, timed to coincide with Cork Midsummer Festival 2018.

Commissioned by Cork City Council through the Cork City North West Quarter Regeneration Project as part of the % for Art Scheme, funded by the Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government. Project commissioning managed by the National Sculpture Factory with input from Create.

A Cork Midsummer Festival project

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