Our connection to nature, how much we feel we are a part of the natural world, has been closely associated with wellbeing, as well as looking after the environment.
It was wonderful to be recently paired with this small rural primary school in Wolfhill Co. Laois. Using the creative medium of photography and film-making I was able to nurture these young children’s feeling of connection to nature to ensure we have happier children and create awareness of the wonders of their everyday environment at the same time! A very important part of my collaborative arts practice aims to make nature connection a distinct goal of early childhood education and thank you to the BLAST programme for their assistance in helping to make this possible
Annie Holland is an Irish artist and photographer currently engaged in artworks that tackle and highlight, the growing problems of plastic pollution.