IAWATST is the abbreviation for ‘Interesting And Weird At The Same Time’. The exhibition is a joint project between the Office of Public Works (OPW), the Department of Finance (DoF, Stormont Executive), Dublin City Council the LAB Gallery and the Central Model Senior School, Dublin 1. The name IAWATST was chosen by one of the students as an intriguing title that reflects the theme of the exhibition.
The children of Central Model Senior School’s 4th class selected a number of artworks from the collection of the OPW and the Department of Finance. Using Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) teaching method, The LAB team led lively discussions with the children prior to and during their visits to select the artworks from the diverse range of historic and contemporary works in both the OPW and the DoF collections.
Photographs by Fennel Photography