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Corina Duyn Bursary Award

Congratulations to Corina Duyn from Waterford who has just received a bursary to go to the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Monaghan.

Lismore artist wins Co. Waterford Regional Bursary Award

The multi-media artist Corina Duyn from Lismore, Co. Waterford has won the Co. Waterford Regional Arts Bursary 2005. Dutch born Corina has been based in the County for 15 years.

She is well known for her company 'Fantasy Folk' where she created dolls and puppets. In 1998, Corina was diagnosed with ME which is also known as chronic fatigue syndrome, she then had to deal with the effect which debilitating illness had on her life and her work. Unwittingly, she embarked on a creative journey through this time of illness, creating drawings and later paintings to help her deal with her situation. Since then she had exhibited this work and a documentary 'Fit to Fly' was made of this journey. Corina also wrote extensive diaries, stories and poems during this time. This has now become her next project as she is writing a book and there are plans for another DVD.

The Arts Bursary will enable Corina to spend two weeks at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, the artists workplace in Co. Monaghan. Co. Arts Officer, Margaret Organ says 'Corina's submission outlined exactly why she would benefit from working in the artists environment, Waterford Co. Council is delighted to be able to assist her with her new project by offering her this facility. Also because of her particular requirements, we are pleased that the Tyrone Guthrie Centre can also host her assistant the ceramic artist Jane Jermyn to ease her travel arrangements and to assist her with her work on the book'. Mayor Gerard Barron presented Corina with a commemorative certificate and wished her every success with her work.

Press release from the Waterford County Council.


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