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Cork Compassionate Culture Network

Cork Compassionate Culture Network


Where: Bantry and Clonakilty
When: November 2021 to January 2022

Together with their groups, Arts for Health artist Tess Leak and printmaker Mary Callaghan are collectively exploring loss through the creation of haiku-inspired poetry, drawing and printmaking. On winter walks in between sessions, they collect ‘haiku objects’ to bring in as starting points for drawings and conversations. Composer and multi-instrumentalist Justin Grounds will be joining the group before the end of the year to co-create music as part of a spoken-word recording of their haiku collection.

A collectively-made haiku ready for sharing with the world:

unravelling loss

laughs, tears, ebb and flow of life

our haiku journey

The Compassionate Culture Network project in Cork is supported through the Arts for Health Partnership, managed by Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre and is in conjunction with Cork Education and Training Board.