Cúig – ‘Creativity Unlimited an Integrated Group’, are five artists with intellectual disabilities employed as artists in residence at Mayfield Arts Centre. Supported by a mentoring process, the artists are trained in a wide range of skills that they can apply to their own arts practice. They also engage with local schools and provide art workshops to people from the community to promote the ability and inclusion of individuals with disabilities. Their work is exhibited in galleries, at festivals and arts events nationally and internationally.
All five artists have exhibited their work in solo and group shows including Crawford Art Gallery and Wandesford Quay Gallery Cork, Southbank Centre London, Gallerie Outsider Art Amsterdam, Belconnel Arts Centre Canberra Australia, Paul Bardwell Gallery Columbia, Galway Arts Centre, The Museum of Everything London, HAI New York
The Cúig project, part funded by POBAL, has been running at Mayfield Arts Centre since 2008, and is the only programme of its kind in the country.
Cúig were featured on TG4’s ‘Imeall’ in 2011. See the piece here: Cúig on Imeall, TG4