Background to The Green Gallery

'Green Gallery' is an initiative established in 2010 in Colàiste Brìde Presentation Secondary School, Clondalkin through the Creative Engagements project funded by the Department of Education and Science and the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Creative Engagement, was set up and is still managed by the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD) in 2005 with a maximum award of €5,000 per school. The scheme promotes a partnership approach to the promotion and development of the arts in second-level schools, based upon positive interaction between learner, teacher, and artist. The programme also emphasises pupil-centred teaching and learning.

This grant enabled students and teachers to work with artist Jane Fogarty in order to establish an art gallery within the school canteen. The project 'Home' commenced on Monday 22nd February and continued each Monday from 4 – 6pm for 8 weeks. The programme culminated in an exhibition called Home of the work and portfolios created in the canteen’s new art gallery, entitled the Green Gallery.

The Green Gallery is currently being co-ordinated by Jane Fogarty and Andrew Carson