UPCOMING & ONGOING:
26-31 Oct: W O O D S H O P & Creative Killeagh launch
Creative Killeagh kicks off next week with artist-in-residence Léann Herlihy.
W O O D S H O P is a collaborative art project that explores craft and social values. Motivated by the materials, skills, and practices of Killeagh’s former sawmills, Léann will lead craftsmanship workshops, give an artist talk, and create a performance.
Details below & on www.creativekilleagh.ie
Reservations taken at firstname.lastname@example.org & 083 8451750 OR come on the day!
ARTIST TALK & SCREENING: Thursday 26th October 2017, 7PM
Held in the relaxed environment of the Greywood Arts library, Léann Herlihy will lead a conversation around her artist practice. Here, she will give us an insight into her thought process, as she discusses her concepts and motives while creating work – a fantastic opportunity!
The evening will close with a screening of one of David Shaw-Smith’s unique documentaries, HANDS. Shaw-Smith’s captures traditional rural and urban life in Ireland during the seventies and eighties, imbued by a sense of urgency to record crafts in their natural surroundings before they disappeared completely.
Saturday, 28th October 2017, 2 – 5PM
Monday, 30th October 2017, 10AM – 1PM
W O O D S H O P will consist of two separate workshops, held in the spacious art studio at Greywood Arts. The workshops will give the basic outlines of how to construct a rocking chair, but encourage creativity and spontaneous thinking. The assemblage of chairs will be safe and supervised, with the main joining method being similar to a jig-saw puzzle, with each puzzle piece having endless possibilities to create new and abstract forms of rocking chairs. Safety equipment will be provided, with each individual kitted out as a professional carpenter! This collection of rocking chairs will be exhibited at the Creative Killeagh Programme Launch, with each individual’s signature on their artwork as a memoir to their creativity.
It is not necessary to attend both workshops, but you wouldn’t want to miss out on the fun, tea and cakes if you can make both! We welcome families and individuals of all ages (1-100 years!). Construction will be child-friendly, but children must be accompanied by an adult.
PERFORMANCE & CREATIVE KILLEAGH LAUNCH:
Tuesday, 31st October 2017, time TBC
To end the artist-in-residence programme, Léann Herlihy will realise a performance on Halloween night, in conjunction with the programme launch of Creative Killeagh. Herlihy’s performance will explore the ritual of rocking, incorporating the rocking chairs made during the workshops prior to the performance. This will be an interactive performance, where the artist will encourage audience participation.
The night will consist of traditional Halloween festivities, with campfires and treats! This will be a fun and intriguing evening for the entire family as we kick off a series of community arts events which will culminate on May Sunday, 2018.
This residency, workshops & performance are supported by Cork County Council and Creative Ireland.
East Cork Art Share
Thursdays: 9th November, 7 December, 7-9pm
The Art Share is a monthly opportunity for makers of visual, performing, written, and musical arts to engage with each other. Come to Greywood Arts, enjoy a cuppa, and talk about your practice, your process and even the challenges you are facing. Share the projects you’re working on, gain feedback, network, and converse with fellow local artists.
The Art Share is an informal meet-up where participants can shape the content to serve the needs of our community. We invite and encourage speakers, demonstrations, as well as hands on skill sharing. Help strengthen the already vibrant community of creatives spread throughout the eastern part of the county.
More info: create[at]greywoodarts.org or ring Jessica at 083 845 1750
February: Applications Open
For residencies through December 2018
250 in 2017!
Our house – a former RIC Barrack, sawmill and guest house – turns 250 years old in 2017.
Past Events are listed here.