4 Jan 2017 - 4 Jan 2017
'eyeless sight'
Sponsor: Louth County Council & the Arts Counci
Admission: EUR6.00

A Sense-ational Diorama. A Kuda Bux ~Kinda Box

Working with video, photography and installation Susan MacWilliam's work explores cases of paranormal and perceptual phenomena. Facilitator Julie Duhy leads a special workshop focusing on the exhibition, considering the five senses, discussing what a sixth sense may be, and exploring 'eyeless sight', the ability to see without using the eyes.

Children will then discuss and create a Diorama. Each child will be supplied with basic materials - boxes for their Diorama, coloured paper, card, glue sticks etc. but the 'feely' or textured materials - cotton wool, wooden sticks, furry balls, straws, tissue/crepe paper, glitter and newspaper etc. will be chosen with 'eyeless sight'.
Children must choose their materials blindly.

They will 'feel' for their materials....which will be in a box!
Trusting their other senses & instinct...looking to the exhibition or any 'feeling' they have for inspiration and re-creating their own exhibition space or response to the exhibition in their own Dioramas.

Diorama: comes from Greek roots di (through) + orama (that which is seen, a sight). Its use, meaning 'a small-scale replica of a scene' dates back to 1902.

• a model representing a scene with three-dimensional figures, either in miniature or as a large-scale museum exhibit.
• a scenic painting, viewed through a peephole, in which changes in colour and direction of illumination simulate changes in the weather, time of day, etc.
• a miniature film set used for special effects or animation.

Workshop Cost and Booking:
Workshops are for children aged 5 - 13yrs, and charged at €6 per child, with booking essential. Book online here at

About Children's Workshops at Highlanes Gallery:

Workshops at the gallery are process-based and explore basic concepts and ideas with children as they are looking. The emphasis is placed on understanding the ideas surrounding the objects. Making objects forms part of that process but is not the only goal of the workshop.


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