The highlights of my education work in 2008/9 include:
• Making four Fairytale books with Foundation Phase children in the Swansea area. The books tell the stories entirely in images and are designed to encourage oracy. The work was exhibited at the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea in October 2008. Another project is planned for June/July 2009.
• A residency on Tory Island (Donegal) in July 2008, in connection with my Selkie project. I worked with a group of young people (aged 6 – 28) from the island and we made an exhibition for the festival. The group threw themselves into the project and we made drawings on the rocks at the harbour and at Green Port (where the seals are). We then developed the work into Photoshop montages. The final exhibition had digital prints of the work made outside, prints of the montages and a DVD playing with the soundtrack made up of some of the children singing in Gaelic. Also, a senior member of the community told a native Tory Selkie story, again in Gaelic.