Court­house host­ing workshops as part of Bio-diver­sity Week

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

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.

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