Teagasc – the Agriculture and Food Development Authority – is the national body providing integrated research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry and rural communities. Teagasc have developed several programmes catered to engage agricultural audiences, such as organic demonstrative farm walks, webinars, podcasts, and more. Visit: www.teagasc.ie.


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Animals & Imagination: Schools Programme at Limerick City Gallery of Art

A variety of primary school groups will engage with the themes that emerge from ‘At Home on The Farm’ through ‘Animals & Imagination’.


Animals & Imagination is an online art project for primary schools in Limerick City and beyond. The project has been designed to engage children with the concepts that emerge from the work that was going to be exhibited in ‘As Kingfishers Catch Fire’ and the work by Mary Burke in ‘At home on the Farm’


  • Does our proximity to animals affect how they manifest in our imagination?

  • How do we consider the future of our working relationships with animals?


Over the course of six weeks, schools will receive lesson packs with activities and resources in order to explore these questions through discussion, making and performing. Schools will share the ideas they are generating and the work they create on an online platform where groups from different schools can connect.
















This project is designed and co-ordinated by LCGA Shinnors Scholar Brendan Egan.  

The Shinnors Scholar is a two-year MA by Research and is a joint initiative of Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA) and Limerick School of Art & Design (LSAD). The inaugural Shinnors Scholar, in 2008, was an initiative of LCGA and named after Limerick artist, John Shinnors. Brendan was also appointed to the position of Learning and Education Co-ordinator in 2019. Brendan will design, deliver and evaluate the move from live interaction with a group of schools in Limerick to a virtual form of engagement based on our exhibitions programme.


Brendan is an artist and educator from Co. Clare, with many years working in schools he has now turned his attention to gallery education and community outreach. The project acts as part of an investigation into virtual education as part of Brendan’s research as he inquires how learning & engagement are going to be effected by the recent move towards online communication.

To see more of Brendans work and projects, check out his website (https://brendanegan89.wixsite.com/artist) 



Additional Resources 


'The Knacker, the toughest Job in British Farming?', The Long Read by Bella Bathurst, for The Guardian. Link here.


Brendan during a workshop at LCGA, 2019.