Courthouse hosting workshops as part of Bio-diversity Week
TO mark Bio-diversity Week and as part of the Insites/Ón Cheapach exhibition, the Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely will host a series of workshops and lectures exploring art and the environment and the ecological impact of land use.
The Insites/ Ón Cheapach touring exhibition and the programme of workshops and lectures are made possible with funding from the Arts Council Touring Grant.
On Friday, May 18, children from Crossbridge national school will take part in indoor and outdoor pop up art studios on site at the Red Bog, Tinahely.
Lisa Fingleton will conduct a line drawing workshop on Saturday, May 19 from 2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. at the Courthouse Arts Centre.
The work shop entitled ‘Drawing Project with a humble sandwich’ allow participants to bring their own sandwich and use it as inspiration for their drawing.
The workshop is free but limited to 15 participants.
Also on Saturday, May 19, from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. there will a screening of Gareth Kennedy’s film, ‘Post Colony’ on invasive species.
Gareth will also give a talk on the impact of invasive species on the Irish environment from an artist’s perspective while local environmentalist, Sarah Rubalclava will speak about invasive species from the point of view of an environmentalist. Admission is free.
The Courthouse Arts Centre will host a wood turning workshop on Sunday 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. facilitated by Eoin Donnelly will feature traditional methods of carving using invasive species. The workshop is already full, but everyone is invited to attend to view the work in progress.