2018 PAST EVENTS:
Readings by Winter Writing Residency Winners
** Please note the March 7th reading has been cancelled as Gráinne Daly’s residency had to be postponed due to snow **
Intergenerational Sensory Walks with Lisa Cahill & the Monday Club.
March 26th Monday – 10.30am
29th Thursday – 10.30am
April: 7th Saturday – 10.30am
11th Wednesday – 5.30pm
Pop-up Restaurant Fundraiser
THIS NECK OF THE WOODS:
You’re invited to participate in a community-sourced exhibition!
Artist in the Community Residency with Sara French
Fixin’ an Elixer: 6 April Friday
A bitters making workshop with Creative Killeagh artist-in-residence Sara French (limited)
Passtime Possibilities (ages 10+): 14 April Saturday
Learn to invent games using nothing but our brains and bodies, with Sara French.
The Last Vault: 21 April Saturday
All Ages “Pub,” Party, & Performance
Barter a story, song, joke, trick, or game to gain an artisan beverage made during Sara French’s residency.
HARK! National Poetry Day Open Mic
April 26th Thursday 7pm:
at The Old Thatch
Free Library Launch with Killeagh Scouts – TBD
MAY SUNDAY FESTIVAL: May 4th – 7th
Exhibition, May Day craft workshops, Land Art Workshop, Nature Weaving, Curated Talks & Walks, Torchlight Procession, Fancy Dress Competition, Open Air Dance, Community Potluck, Foroige Film Screening, Music in the Pubs, GAA Family Fun Day.
Creative Killeagh is supported by Cork County Council and Creative Ireland.
Creative Killeagh Adult Art Night
March 22nd, Thursday, 7-9:30
A workshop in Papercutting with Leigh Millar.
Learn the techniques for creating beautiful, delicate and intricate works of art with just paper and a craft knife. All materials supplied and you will go home with a completed work. No previous experience or skills required.
Limited places, Booking Essential: firstname.lastname@example.org or 083.8451750
21 April: The Last Vault
by Creative Killeagh Artist-in-the-Community Residency Sara French
Have you ever imagined a world where money was extinct?
This inconceivable premise is what set the groundwork for artist in residence, Sara French. Her final hurrah at Greywood invites the public to immerse their frugal selves into the setting of a pub where money has no meaning, no value, and no place. Visitors will have to barter a story, song, joke, trick, or game to gain an artisan beverage made during the residency. Participants from the workshops will be afoot discussing their experience of making bitters and designing material-less games. To conclude the evening, the artist will perform a short play set in a post-tender world.
23 January, Tuesday @ 7pm:
PIERRE´S JOURNEY AFTER WAR – ON CRAFTING A NOVEL
with author-in-residence Margareth Stewart
Five simple techniques to make it a hit!
2017 PAST EVENTS:
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 email@example.com & 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 8PM
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.
Culture Night Friday 22nd September 5-6:30pm: The Bureau of Surrealist Enquiries
Welcome to the Bureau of Surrealist Enquiries, Greywood Arts’ interactive family-friendly evening making surrealist art, collages and writing surreal poems. Learn about the 20th century revolutionary cultural movement that aimed to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind – and enjoy a surreal snack!
RSVPs appreciated: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below with the number attending
Come up to our art studio to learn a little about famous surrealists like André Breton, Salvator Dalí, and René Magritte. Surrealism features the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur – ideas go straight from the subconscious to the page, without regard to rules or expectations.
We will try out automatic drawing, collage-making, and the “exquisite corpse” technique for creating collaborative drawings and poems. Then, we’ll share the results with each other. Get surreal with us for Culture Night!
Saturday 26 August @ 6pm: Heritage Week Baroque Music Concert
The Cork Baroque Players in association with Cork County Council Arts Office and National Heritage Week Present:
Gunpowder, Gulliver, Grounds and the Greats:
A madcap medley of Baroque music, from depictions of Gulliver’s Travels and Italian battle scenes to works by masters Bach and Vivaldi performed on period instruments.
Marja Gaynor, Caitriona O’Mahony -Baroque Violin
Eimear Reidy- Baroque Cello
2nd August (Wednesday) 6:30pm: Concert & BBQ with Clare Byrne & Ink the Octopus
February’s artist-in-residence, Burlington, VT based Clare Byrne, just can’t stay away from Ireland! This August, she returns with friends Dan Strauss and Remy DeLaroque of the Brooklyn, NY based duo Ink the Octopus. Photographer-in-residence Aissa Lopez will share her work-in-progress. Admission 5euro & food by donation.
1st July (Saturday): Opening Celebration 6pm, €10 donation
After two years of preparation, Greywood Arts is officially opening! We invite you to join us to celebrate with delicious food, stunning art, and spectacular music.
You will get to meet artist-in-residence Naomi Litvack, who will share her paintings-in-progress, as well as a concert by Cork’s own Anna Mitchell. Arrive to music by cellist Ilse de Ziah, grab a glass of wine, and explore an exhibition detailing the fascinating history of the house. Enjoy a variety of delicious tapas, peruse the Exile Project micro-bookshop, and enjoy a performance by the inimitable Natasha Bourke. Paintings by local artists Belinda Walsh and Sinead Ni Chionaola will also be on display. All are welcome.
12th – 14th May: Midleton Arts Festival
- Greywood Arts Presents: Only the Conely by Natasha Bourke
- Autonomic by Greywood Arts Creative Director Jessica Bonenfant Coogan.
21st April: Sophie Cooper & Delphine Dora Concert
18th February: Open House 2pm – 4pm
We invite the local community in to see what we’ve been up to. In keeping with our mission, we want to share our process and progress with our neighbours. Join us for a cup of tea or coffee and a conversation. Artist in residence Clare Byrne will share material in development for her project “Song and Dance Man”(working title).
1st February: Applications Open
For residencies June 2017 – May 2018