13th June – 20th July 2019
Inspired by Patrick Kavanagh, Secret Places is a series of paintings by Dundalk born artist and activist Michelle Rogers about the places where we feel completely united with nature, private places, places of personal magic, sometimes shrouded in myth and sometimes the place we escape to in order to feel ourselves alive.
Preview Reception: Wednesday 12th June at 7pm
1st – 31st August 2019
An exploration of how we connect to our environment through material choices, considering ideas of human and geologic time, and how we position ourselves in a culture of disposability. This exhibition of sculptural ceramics is part of An Táin Arts Centre’s emerging artist series.
HERITAGE WEEK CERAMIC WORKSHOP | 24th August 11.00am-1.00pm
A material journey through form, surface and mark-making, exploring how we think about and make objects, and what they can tell us of their journey of making and use. Participants will get to try hand-building with clay and learn different techniques for creating texture and surface decoration in order to make their own Neolithic pot.
Booking is essential for this free workshop, tailored to all levels of experience and open to ages 16 +
Preview Reception: Wednesday 31st July at 7pm
Artist in Residence Open Studio
2nd – 28th September 2019
Rozzi Kennedy is an emerging artist from South Armagh and a proud graduate of the painting department at Limerick School of Art and Design. She has exhibited in selected, curated shows within Ireland and her drawing ‘Devil Shack’ was purchased by Limerick City Gallery of Art. Her first solo show – a series of paintings and collages rooted in her South Armagh landscape was exhibited during 2018 at The Alley Art Gallery, Strabane, with support from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland SIAP awards. She is keen to develop a community-engaged practice.
During the residency, Rozzi’s plan is to collaborate with people living with dementia and potentially their loved ones to produce art in a safe, social and comfortable environment where participants can express themselves openly. She hopes the process will evoke some great memories and emotions.