“On the Rip” is a unique art project funded by PHA through the Clear project, it uses a car art medium to tackle the local lad/ ladette culture of young people going out at weekends “on the rip” The project challenges attitudes to drug and alcohol use, drink driving and road safety.
St Patrick who will sail up the Erne in a currach, arriving at Enniskillens St Patricks day parade on Thursday was one of the first to visit Fermanagh New Horizons “On the Rip” art exhibition this morning.
“Don’t Look Back “ is a mixed media art installation created by the young people on our BOOST programme.
Using a car art medium, the art piece captures the fun and happiness of positive emotional well- being, with the front of the car emblazoned with positive imagery, from which a lifesize sculpture of a dancing young man and woman emerge. In stark contrast , the back of the car conveys all the negativity of poor metal health and captures the haunted, tormented experience associated with it. A 3d art piece behind the car, with snakes and demons and tormentors completes the art installation, and aptly illustrating why our young people are advising that you “ Don’t Look Back”