Welcome to the WheelWorks Website

WheelWorks is a youth arts organisation working with children and young people aged 4 – 25 who may not otherwise have access to high quality artistic activity. We work in partnership with all types of communities throughout Northern Ireland to provide taster workshops and issue based programmes which help young people learn new skills and express themselves through traditional and digital art.

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Latest News

April 2016

ArtCart Launch!

On Tuesday the 22nd of March WheelWorks had the pleasure of launching our brand new, state of the art ArtCart vehicle.

The Art Cart vehicle, still Europe’s only bespoke mobile arts resource is entirely self-sufficient. Increased functionality and livery designed by young people has enabled the new ArtCart to remain as cutting edge and ever appealing, particularly among young people who are not attracted by mainstream youth or arts activity. Our creative work on board the Art Cart encourages social team spirit, respect for diversity and helps to promote understanding and empathy.

Our customised and innovative state of the art vehicle, enables young people to hop on board and create fun animations, learn how to make music using apps, design crafts, master photographic skills, try out gaming and programming, dabble in dance, write stories, and take part in drama programmes and much more. This gives young people the voice to explore issues that matter to them and their community, builds their confidence, acquire new skills and have fun in a safe space.

We couldn’t be more pleased with the launch and want to thank everyone who made it such a fantastic event, specific thanks goes to Junior Minister Emma Pengelly, Junior Minister Jennifer McCann and ACNI’s Fionnuala Walsh for their kind words and support on the day and all of the young people and artists who attended and made the day as MAGICAL as possible.

‘Don't you just feel like magic?’ (young participant, Multiple Realities project)

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What you can do on the ArtCart

The Wheelworks ArtCart travels all over Northern Ireland to allow all types of groups access to this unique arts facility.

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