Anne-Marie Morrin

Contact Studios member

About Anne-Marie

Anne Marie Morrin is a lecturer in Visual Art Education in the Dept. of Arts Education and Physical Education in Mary Immaculate College. As a researcher and teacher she is interested in interdisciplinary approaches to visual art education; educational environments as pedagogy; reflective journals as a tool in the classroom, a/r/t/ography and other forms of art based research. Her art practice directly influences her practice as a teacher – and vice versa. Within this binary role, Anne Marie places the role of practice and enquiry central to the acquisition of knowledge and explores new technologies to provide and adapt unique teaching and learning experiences for all involved. Before taking up her current position as in Visual Art Education at MIC, Anne Marie worked in a variety of educational and cultural settings including, theatre, fashion industry, galleries, schools and community projects. The collection of experiences has afforded her the creative capacity and skills to approach her teaching and art practice in an inter-disciplinary manner. The most recent research projects Anne Marie instigated were highly engaging art installations that were conceptualised in collaboration with contemporary artists, pre-service students and primary school teachers and children. These projects include Art /Science participative urban intervention project entitled Particles or Waves? (City of Culture 2014), Visual notebooks for Hall of Mirrors (Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin and Limerick City Gallery of Art) and The Studio Classrooms (educational art and research project involving visual artist’s and primary school teachers and children who develop their art practice through online residencies. Transforming Education through Dialogue (TED) Project PLUS Network, and Visual Art Education, Dept. of Arts Education and Physical Education).
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• 2014 Part of the creative team that was awarded funding for the ‘The Colleen Bawn Trials’- by the City of Culture from the MADE IN LIMERICK program and the same project was also awarded funding from the Arts Council.
• 2013 A Summers Work, Limerick County Library.
• 2013 Limerick city Gallery of Art, Act of Portrayal, a response to the National Portrait Collection in conjunction with University of Limerick.
• 2013 Encounters, Bourne Vincent Gallery, University Limerick, Contact Studios group exhibition.
• 2013 Art Commission –Caherdavin Girls National School.
• 2012 & 2013 KRF: Artist Notebook Project - touring group exhibition in Kildare Arts Centre, Dundalk Arts Centre and Mary Immaculate College.
• 2012 & 2013 Culture Night, Contact Studios, Limerick.
• 2012 &2013 C-inside Contact Studios, Limerick.
• 2011- 24 hour printing making with exhibition as the conclusion.
(2002-2010) Costume designer for the Quarry Players Theatre Company, Limerick. Productions included – Dolly West’s Kitchen by Frank McGuiness, The Music Lovers by Georges Feydeau, Translations by Brian Friel, One was Nude and one wore tails by Dario Fo.
• Commissioned by The National Chamber Choir, DCU, Dublin. Freelance costume and set designer. The final performance was presented in The Arc Theatre, Dublin.
• 2014 - Awarded funding from Limerick City of Culture 2014 from the MADE IN LIMERICK program. Particles or Waves? Is a collaborative art project bringing together international artists Anne Cleary and Denis Connolly, Visual Art Education in Mary Immaculate College and Art and Design Teaching in Limerick School of Art and Design.
• Coordinator of KRF: Artist Notebook project to exhibit in Mary Immaculate College in 2012/2013.
• 2012 Coordinator for Mary Immaculate College involvement in Hall of Mirrors Exhibition Mary Immaculate College involvement was to design an outreach educational program which accompanied the exhibition in LCGA, Solstice and Ballina.
• Coordinator for Mary Immaculate College involvement in Still life with….. a collaborative art project involving Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA) and International artists Anne Cleary and Denis Connolly. The project concluded in an Exhibition in the Hunt Museum Limerick and a publication.(2010)
• INTED 2010 International Technology, Education and Development workshop and skills development, Valencia. Researching best practice in ICT and Art Education. (INTED 2010 International Technology, Education and Development Conference and workshop forum for educational researchers)
• The influence of school architecture on student perception. Crecora, National School, Co. Limerick. The research study uses an art based research methodology called A/r/tography as a primary method of investigation (2008).
• ‘A sense of place’ Art Education and the Built Environment. Developing home- School links. St Leila’s Junior Primary School Killable, Limerick city. Funded by Family- School- Community Educational Partnership, Mary Immaculate College (2007).
• Education officer, artistic producer and founding member of Bui Bolg, Visual Art Street Theatre Company, Wexford. Projects undertaken were - National St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Dublin 1996, 1997, Opening performance of Opera Festival, Wexford 1996, 1997 and ‘Beyond Borders’ a cross border festival funded by the Irish Arts Council and Northern Ireland.
• 2013 summer edition , Irish Artist review – Artwork featured pg 78-81.
• March 2013 Professional Development Seminar - Exploring the use of visual notebooks as a learning tool in the Primary School Limerick City Gallery of Art.
• July 2012 - New art forms and interactivity: From passive viewer to active user. Art and Society Conference, Art &Design Academy, Liverpool University.
• November 2011 – The Art Studio as a Site for Research - Master Class for post doctorial students Mary Immaculate College.
• ESAI -2012 Practicing Knowledge: Shaping Learning Experiences in Pre-service Teacher Education.
• January 2010-The History of Education Society UK conference: Putting Education in its Place Space, Place and Materiality’s in the History of Education”.
• March 2010 - Researching best practice in ICT and Art Education– (INTED 2010 International Technology, Education and Development Conference and workshop forum for educational researchers) Valencia (Spain) on the 8th, 9th and 10th of March 2010.
• September 2010 CERC – Collaborative voices in Education 2010.
• September 2011 - Sárthaispeántas Taighde 2011 Art Education in Action – A Multidisciplinary Approach to Teaching and Learning.
• November 2011 – The Art Studio as a Site for Research Master Class for post doctorial students Mary Immaculate College.
• 2008 ‘Art for all learners’ Issues and approaches related to the provision of an inclusion learning environment. I.A.T.S.E. 20TH annual conference, St Patrick’s College, Dublin.
• 2007 ‘A Sense of Place’ Art Education and the Built Environment. The annual IASSEE Conference held in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.
• 2006 The Impact Local Authority’s had in the Design and Construction of Irish Technical Schools from 1899 - 1932. Launch of ARTEFact The Journal of the Irish Association of Art Historians. UCD Newman House, St. Stephens Green, Dublin.
• Researching best practice in ICT and Art Education: INTED2010 Proceedings CD ISBN: 978-84-613-5538-9 serve as a database of innovation projects in Education and Technology.
• Visual Art Education section for “Voice of Change” Targeting Educational Disadvantage Project (TED) at the curriculum Development Unit, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.

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