Project 2021 Exhibition

The vaccine is available. By Abdulhaqq, age 11, Cork, Ireland.
Ode to Spring. By Alex, age 12, Co Tipperary, Ireland
Stay safe with face masks. By Nzube, age 8, Nigeria.

We are almost there again, almost happy, almost clappy, but not quite yet.

By Christmas they say we will all hug again and share again, but I wouldn’t bet,

Will it ever go back to how it was?

Will my life always be a different ‘normal’ because,

I’m fourteen and I’m asking.

I’m Fourteen. By Maria, age 14, Co Galway.

Love in the world. By Zara, age 6, Brighton, Uk.
Tá sé deacair bheith Sa Bhaile.
The Faces of Covid-19. Chloe, age 8, Germany.
Bad Virus!. By Jacob, age 5, Dublin 3.
Take That Covid! Jakub, age 7, Poland.
Back to school. By Addal, Ireland.

Emotions of COVID-19. 

At the first picture he’s happy because he became famous around the world. He mocks us by showing his tongue. 

At the second picture, he raises his eyebrow. He’s angry because he cannot affect many people anymore because they are vaccinated. 

At the last one, COVID is sad, because the schools are open again and kids, although they still wear masks (in some countries at least) are not afraid of COVID. The red scribbles are the smell of the COVID, which we can all breathe. The dots and the marks are the little droplets of COVID we breathe.

Covid. Madumezie, age 12, Nigeria.
The Cuckoo Clock. By Ezra, age 5, Roscommon, Ireland.
Arais ar Scoil.
A change is blowing our way. By Cillian, age 10, Dún Laoghaire, Ireland.
Lockdown Goodbye. Kate age 10, Co Dublin, Ireland.
Covid. Camilla, age 6, Sicily.
My Lockdown Experience. Chizitere, age 6 years, Nigeria.
A time of happy animals. Molly, Co Wicklow.
The place I miss the most is the seaside. Ciara Malone, age 10, Ireland.
My grandaddy got his 2nd vaccine and mummy cried a lot. By Heather, age 10, Donegal.
Keep Smiling. By Keesha, age 5, Luxembourg.
Smile, Don’t cry. By Mollie, Co Carlow.
I like not being in school. Heather, Ballymena.
1.The family killing the virus with swords and ‘magic water’ 2. The artist’s and a neighbours home with flowers blooming where the virus once was. Dimitris, age 4, Greece.
Our Planet. James, 5, Co Down.
My favourite chores. By Ibekwe, age 6, Nigeria.
Back by the sea, in Dún Laoghaire, yipee! By Marta, age 6, Cabinteely, Co Dublin.
2021. Le Martha, 10 mbliana d’aois, Baile na Manach, Baile Átha Cliath.
We don’t have a dog but I have a caterpillar. Mimi, age 9, Dublin.
We did it. By Anna age 8, Co Kerry.
Thank you. By Seamus, age 4, Carlow.

Covid Reflections

I really don’t think covid has been too bad. Lockdown for my family was pretty good. I realise how fortunate I am due to where I live. I do not think I would have liked it so much if I was stuck in an apartment in a big city or if it had rained all the time. Sure I missed my school friends, soccer training and swimming lessons but home schooling was grand and we got to finish every day at one. After lunch we did nature scavenger hunts or left positivity stones around the village on the greenway or on the river walks. When my brother was asked did he like the thought of going back to school he said no as he wouldn’t get a biscuit at eleven every day now.

Here are some of the things we have done over lockdown that were great fun .We built a wormery, read lots of books, made giant bubbles, played board games such as qwirkle, swam in the rivers and sea when restrictions eased, built a den, did lots of baking and art, made a bird bath out of copper with dad, set a wildflower section in the garden and made wildflower seed bombs to disperse around locally, had lots of stick fights with friends from my estate when we were allowed hang out, raced our bikes down hills and made ramps with old pallets. Fun is not without its injuries. Alesha broke her arm racing her bike down the hill, we have got stung by lots of nettles, rolled in sheep poo, and have bruises on all body parts from stick fighting.

While I massively missed my nannies and granddads there were also advantages. I would never be in contact with Great Granddad Denis but because of lockdown we sent him letters as he was cocooning and he sent us letters back. I also sent postcards to great aunts and uncles that lived alone to brighten their days and they would reply back so now I’ve made connections I would never have if it was not for covid.

I am really really looking forward to getting to go to the cinema, bowling, getting to go to a swimming pool and having barbecues and parties with more than just mam, dad and my brother. I am back in school now so I see all my friends again and my relations. However even though lockdown was grand for me and great for the environment I am not too sure we would want to do it all over again.

Covid Reflections. Fionn, age 11,  Co Waterford, Ireland. 

My favourite things about lockdown. By Fionn, age 11, Ireland.
Trees where i live. By Johnel, age 12. Dún Laoghaire, Ireland.
I heart my friends. By Tom, age 9, Co Kildare, Ireland.
The happiness of being back in school, even with new rules to respect. Behind are the temples of Agrigento. By Zyad, age 5, Italy.
Demonstrating hand washing. Chizi, age 6, Nigeria.
Ag ithe Twix.

First is bad Covid germs and the second is good water that washes it away. By Tommy age 4, Galway.
April showers and I burst with happiness. By Lana, age 7, Kilkenny, Ireland
I always play in the garden where the trees have so many colours. By Maria, age 4, Wexford.
2020. Le Cillian, 11 mbliana d’aois, Baile na Manach, Co Baile Átha Cliath.
Hugs. By Chiara, age 5. Bray, Co Wicklow.
Sa Bhaile 2020-21. Le Siofra, 11 mbliana d’aois. Baile na Manach.
We are all connected. By Alice, 13, Sallynoggin, Co Dublin, Ireland.
I stay at home and play with my little sister and my dinosaurs, but I’d like to play with my friend. By Giovanni, age 5, Italy.
Tá gach duine sastá, Tá siad ar bís. Le Beibheann, 11 mbliana d’aois, BÁC.
Face Mask I Made. By Somto, age 7, Nigeria.


As I used to stand on that muddy grass field

The roar of the cheering parents

Is all I seem to hear.

The only person I really notice

Is the yelling of my coach.

As I go to challenge the ball,

The ball is at me feet, I have to be quick.

I dribble up the side of the field,

Cut in and cross one touch,

From another player, and goal!

Walking to the car,

Ball in hand, covered all in mud,

I receive compliments on a great game.

I say thanks, but all that mattered

all that mattered was that winning goal.

Missing Soccer. By Daragh, age 12, County Kerry.

Even the flowers are happy again. By Aisling, age 4, Co Cork, Ireland.
Agus Muid Ag Iarriadh Dul Go Hong Kong. Le Eva Saoirse, 10 mbliana d’aois, BÁC.
Dancing together. By Gerry age 4, Glasgow, Scotland.
I gcónaí ar Zoom. Grace, 11 bliana d’aois, Baile na Manach.
I want to visit my granny and grandad on the farm. And I want to see the cows. By Aisling, age 9, Co Down.
Dán Covid-19. Le Eoin, 11 mbliana d’aois, Co BÁC.
The summer is coming. By Jonni, age 7, Belfast.

Corona Virus Corona Virus Go Away

Corona Virus, Corona Virus

Please go away

You are taking your time

You have led all my friends astray

You put me in my house

Between morning and night

The streets are so quiet

And it gives me a fright

I want to see my Nanny

And Grandad too

Go to the beach or maybe the zoo.

Have some ice-cream

Is this all a dream?

I hope and pray that someday
You will go away!

Corona Virus Corona Virus Go Away. By Rachel, age 10, Greystones, Co Wicklow.

My trip to the zoo, distancing and wearing a mask, but the animals are surprised to see the humans all in masks. By Carlotta, age 5. Agriento, Italy.
5K. Le Connie, 10 mbliana d’aois, Co BÁC.
How I feel. Tiffany-Rose, New Zealand.
What happens now? By Noah, age 3, Co Limerick, Ireland.

My favourite book.

My favourite books at bedtime

My favourite books in school

My favourite books in daylight

My favourite books, MY fuel

My favourite books are happy

My favourite books are sad

My favourite books have mystery

My favourite books have bad

People who steal, and harm, and kidnap and cause chaos

And people who help 

and solve the case 

and heal the loss

As we throughout this pandemic should 

Do all the everyday good

that all…

My favourite books would.

Pandemic Books. By Alan, Age 17. Waterford, Ireland.

How I feel. By Dearbhla, age 11, Dundalk, Co Louth.
I miss our dog now when i’m in school. By Helena, age 8, Galway.
Spring. By Kate age 10, Dún Laoghaire.

“The name of the painting is spring. I ran out of canvas and we could not buy more so I found a piece of wood in my garden and turned it into a canvas. The painting represents the flowering magnolia tree in my back garden. The flowers are moving in the wind while the branches are not. It is a sunny day at around 6:00 am. I am looking forward to seeing more nature sights after the lockdown.”

Friends, flowers, and playing with my brother on the trampoline. By Brendan, Co Kildare, Ireland.
An vaicsín ag teacht.
Writing letters to our great aunt. Emmet and Eoin, Athlone.
All together. Laragh, Co Dublin.
Lindsay, age 12, Chicago, USA.
Cherry Tree. By Olivia, age 10, Co Wicklow.
Me with Mammy, Daddy and Elias, my family. Esten Louisa, age 5, Dublin.

Exhibitions, December 2021 now on at:

Insituto Nazionale Arte Cultura, Italia.

And at the Robert Emmet CDP, Dublin 8.