Take the Bus for a Change

Greening the city
JOANNE DONOHOE will devise and deliver a community engagement project on Sustainable Transport in Waterford City.


The aim is to promote the idea of leaving the car at home and considering alternate means of more sustainable transport in the spirit of caring for the Earth.



Artist, Theatre Director and Set Designer living in New Ross Co. Wexford.

She studied Fine Art in Dun Laoghaire College of Art Design and Technology and Carlow IT and has studied craft in Grennan Mill Craft School, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny and has been a practicing Artist and Youth Theatre facilitator for over 20 years and Artistic Director and set designer for WACT youth theatre. She facilitates online classes in Art and Design, Poi, Theatre and Prop Making, Creative Writing and Set design. Joanne has designed the set for 24 shows with full casts of young people has worked on over twenty plays starring young people from all over County Wexford. Joanne loves working through collaboration and storytelling and she believes that problem solving and creative discussion can be effective and great fun when approached through theatre games and workshops.

Currently Joanne is teaching set design online as part of the JCT Play Create Perform initiative in collaboration with Youth Theatre Ireland and she is co-directing two one act plays that members of WACT youth theatre. As an ACT Waterford Creative during Act 1 she held multiple workshops and a photo project.

As part of Imagine Arts Festival a bird box making workshop was held in St.Patricks nursing home with the residents using cardboard paintable birdhouses, realistic decorative birds, craft flowers, leaves and markers. Creating the Bird houses prompted a great conversations about their homes, both old and new, times gone by and their methods of transport from bikes to buses to shanks’ mare!.

Batik Workshops where residents of Dunmore road were able to enjoy the medium of wax and dye and use it as a way to discover the potential in Batik and in themselves as expressive artists no matter what their experience is to date.

As part of Harvest Festival, a fun Art of Poi workshop was conducted for both young and old at St Georges Court.  The workshop was on making traditional Māori Poi an Art that increases flexibility and strength in  hands and arms as well as coordination which is fun and easy to make!

As a part of the Take a Bus for A Change project posters on the Dunmore Road Bus Shelters were put up after Joanne Donohoe talked to the residents of Dunmore Road getting their stories about taking the bus.


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