Introducing GOAL NextGen X-Change
X-Change from GOAL Next Gen aims to connect people all over the world through creativity, arts and conversations. To explore how, together, we can be a catalyst for change.
To celebrate X-Change GOAL NextGen teamed up with a diverse group of artists.
Each bringing their unique cultural voice to create 'Spark'
- Celevedmai (Ireland/Ivory Coast),
- Evan Flaherty and Darragh Purcell from Irish band Scoth,
- Edna Martinez (Colombia) &
- Gene (Ethiopia)
The group's innovative song 'Spark' has been accompanied by a new art piece. Both explore themes of global solidarity, connection and cross-cultural collaboration.
In tandem with the launch of 'Spark' - THINKHOUSE have developed a short behind-the-scenes documentary and music video.
Designer and illustrator Grace Enemaku, drew on her Irish upbringing and Nigerian heritage to create a digital art piece inspired by ‘Spark’.
It's rare that you get the chance to create work that spans across creative disciplines and countries to collaborate with artists and musicians across the world. My piece 'Hope Blooms' is inspired by Spark. It illustrates that love and solidarity is the key to healing our world, our society and ourselves.
Grace Enemaku, Illustrator
GOAL NextGen X-Change's upcoming podcast series focuses on the power of art to facilitate collaboration and change. Join our team in conversations with the NextGen Youth Network.
Coming soon: Episode 1, recorded at the Earth Rising festival held at the Irish Museum of Modern Art earlier this year - Josh, Denis, Bezawit and Clodagh join influencer and activist Emer O'Neill to discuss how they are using art to evoke change in their communities.
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