Project 45’ was a series of workshops and an exhibition of artwork with the 4th class students from St Vincent’s GNS, William Street North. 2019 marked 45 years since restoration began on The Royal Canal. Its potential as a recreational, educational and ecological amenity was recognised. In a rapidly changing environment, the exhibition presented a vision of The Royal Canal over the next 45 years.
The students collaborated on four visions for the future of the canal:
1. St Vincent’s school boat with an adjusted educational curriculum giving students more time to explore the nature along the canal.
2. Royal Canal annual birthday party & festival for everyone in the local community.
3. Entertainment boat for children in the community - for the children, ran by the children!
4. Annual School canoe race.
Designed and faciliated by Sarah Flynn in collaboration with 5 Lamps Arts Festival, Royal Canal Amenity Group, Fighting Words and St Vincent’s GNS, William Street North.
Filmed for RTÉ Nationwide & TRTÉ news2day.