VTS Sculpture Club with the Hugh Lane Gallery

Janet Mullarney, Dietro Le Quinte 1997
Janet Mullarney, Dietro Le Quinte, 1997

The Hugh Lane Gallery organised a special VTS Sculpture Club session for International Sculpture Day, in partnership with Sculpture Dublin.

This discussion was facilitated by artist Claire Halpin. It took place through the Zoom online platform, on Saturday 24 April 2021, 1-1.30pm.

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is a fun way to look at art and make meaning out of artworks collectively. You will have an opportunity to see a work from the Hugh Lane Gallery’s sculpture collection with a new eye. No background knowledge is needed for the participants nor is it provided by the facilitator. Instead of the conventional approach to visual art, VTS encourages to us think speculatively, in an enjoyable and open-ended way.

Since October 2020, The Hugh Lane Gallery and Sculpture Dublin are delivering monthly VTS discussions for adults.

Claire Halpin is a visual artist, curator and art educator born and based in Dublin. She has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions in Ireland and internationally. Claire is represented by Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin and her paintings are included in many private, public and corporate collections in Ireland and abroad. Claire’s multidisciplinary practice as an art educator has afforded her over 20 years experience across many areas, projects and collaborations with a wide range of age groups and across a wide range of contexts from education, museum and gallery to community and healthcare setting. Claire is a trained Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) trained facilitator and coach and co-ordinator of VTS Neighbourhood Schools.