Leanne McDonagh - Wild Ones Mini Podcast Series - Good Day Cork
The first Wild Ones Salon was held on 12th June 2021.
The Wild One Salon is a relaxed conversational space for women & non-binary people of all backgrounds.
The Theme: I Choose to Challenge
We had Leanne McDonagh join as a special guest. In this podcast you will hear Leanne's talk at the Wild Ones Salon.
Leanne McDonagh is a young Irish Traveller woman and professional visual artist. She began practicing art at Crawford College of Art & Design in 2007, graduating five years later with an Honours Degree in Fine Art, as well as a Higher Diploma in Art & Design Education.
Leanne explains, "I choose to challenge a society that puts me in a box and makes assumptions about who I am and who I should be, I challenge this daily."
As a visual artist Leanne feels she has a unique opportunity to represent and record her community from within. Through visual art that she has grown in self-awareness, and chosen to define herself rather than be defined by anyone else. Her work is an expression of herself, and is vastly influenced by her childhood memories and personal experiences, which are ultimately those of an Irish Traveller.
For Leanne, art is a vehicle for self-expression and it is a type of communication that can surpass cultural boundaries and divides.
Wild Ones Salon is an initiative by Good Day Cork & Think Speak Do Community Engagement with support from the Department of Rural and Community Development and Cork City LCDC.
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