Artist Name(s) Sylvia Cullen
Artwork title I.D
Context/Background Devised around the twin themes of Identity and Heritage, I.D. was an interactive project, which brought teenagers together to explore the world of literature, as well as creating their own work.


The teenagers were introduced to creative writing in two ways: firstly, through exploring the concept of creative texting using mobile phones; secondly, facilitating workshops in which the teenagers researched and wrote their own short stories, written in the first person. These short stories were performed as monologues by the participants on the 9 December 2008.

The monologues touched on themes such as friendship, isolation and conflict, where each character spoke directly to the audience about the dramatic situation they found themselves in. The performance showcased the literary capacity of the participants and celebrated the talent and ability of teenagers from Bunclody and surrounding areas.


Sylvia Cullen is a writer living in County Wexford. She was awarded a B.A. Hons. Drama & French (1st class hons, in Drama) from Trinity College, Dublin.

Publications include an Anthology of Wexford Writing; The Scaldy Detail, Red for Energy, The Quiet Quarter, The Thaw, and The Turning Tide. Cullen has also written a large number of plays and is a workshops facilitator and resident artist. She is currently a writer-in-residence under Wexford County Council's Arts Ability Programme.

Commission Type Local Authority
Commissioner Name Wexford County Council
Commissioning process Limited competition by direct invitation
Public Presentation dates December 9, 2008 - January 1, 1970
Partners The Arts Department of Wexford County Council, the Library Service of Wexford County Council and Bunclody VEC.
Artform Literature
Art Practice Arts Participation
Percent for art Yes
Budget Range 0 - 10000 euro
Location Bunclody Library
County Wexfor
Town Bunclody
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Content contributor(s) Sinead Redmond
Relationship to project Public Art Administrator
Public engagement

Twenty teenagers from the local VEC participated in the workshops. Their peers attended the performance at the end of the residency.



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