For 2019 AAEX has teamed up with the Toberona Youth Club to provide a workshop program supported by Create Louth and the Louth Creative Ireland Community Grant Fund/Louth County Council. Creative Ireland is the Government’s Legacy Programme for Ireland 2016 – a five-year initiative, from 2017 to 2022, which places creativity at the centre of public policy, with the goals of enabling the creative potential of every child and enabling creativity in every community.

Over several months four AAEX artists, Úna Curley, Bernhard Gaul, Omin and Michael Stafford guided the teenagers through the creative processes of painting self-portraits in acrylic, mono-printing and screen printing, spray painting and creative stitching. The work involved all stages of the respective processes from selecting photos and material, preparing textiles to print on to creating the finished art works.

AAEX and the Toberona Youth Club presented the outcomes of the workshops in the context of the current AAEX Installations exhibition at 41-42 Clanbrassil Street on Monday 25th

Artists Michael Stafford, Omin, Úna Curley, Bernhard Gaul, youth workers Suzanne Stafford, Claire McKeever and Oyefunke Akinnuoye with members of the Toberona Youth Club.


The project was supported by


creative ireland
louth coco