The Nature Studio was installed for Culture Night Ireland at An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk.
The Nature Studio was composed of environmental artworks by people with
learning disabilities, residents of St. John of God North East Services, St. Mary’s Drumcar, County Louth.
The landscape of this residential health service is composed of gardens and forests that inspire artistic creation. Residents encounter the natural world through walking, observation and touch, providing the inspiration for art forms that reference the environment as a habitat for creativity.
The artworks were made in a forest studio using natural materials. The exhibition itself was also a studio and workshop space. Local primary school students were invited to co-create with service users of St. John of God Day Services as part of the exhibition’s community outreach ethos.