A new public artwork by Irish artist Fatti Burke developed in collaboration with the Glucksman and children from diverse communities across Cork city.
The Glucksman invited children from diverse communities across Cork city to work with Irish artist Fatti Burke on the design and creation of a public artwork that will be unveiled during Cork Midsummer Festival 2021. The artwork is designed to amplify the voices of children from communities who have less frequent opportunities to engage in cultural, artistic and creative programmes.
Through a series of creative workshops, children were provided with the opportunity to work collaboratively with a professional artist and to design an artwork for the public realm. Open Road is designed so that the children are co-creators of the public artwork. The creative sessions led by the artist and the Glucksman team introduced artmaking techniques to children and encouraged them to develop stories and drawings about their dreams. Fatti Burke interpreted the material produced by the children, identifying common themes, concerns and aspirations.
During Cork Midsummer Festival 2021, the artist and participating children will paint their design on a pedestrianised street in Cork city centre.
Open Road is funded by the Arts Council.