Wise Ways Touring is an Arts Council funded tour begining at KCAT (Kilkenny Collective for Arts Talent), Callan, Kilkenny in July then moving to Axis, Ballymun, Dublin in September and Aras Eanna on Inis Oirr, from the end of September to October. This participatory arts tour will involve predominantly older age members of the local community who, facilitated by visual artists Terry O’Farrell and Nicola Henley, will work in clay and text to create a public exhibition in each arts venue expressing collective knowledge from the past.
The project focuses on fascinating and useful ‘Wise Ways’ of how to live more sustainably, and with more respect to our environment when “nothing was wasted, it was re-used, repaired or shared.” Daily workshops will take place at KCAT from the 2 – 6 July, bringing together Studio Artists from KCAT and participants from Mount Carmel nursing home in Callan, and offering the opportunity to work together for the first time. New work will be exhibited at KCAT as part of the Abhainn Rí festival 28 July until 5 August (see www.abhainnrifestival.com). This exhibition will include over 90 clay artworks and text, from two previous residencies at Raheen Community Hospital and X-PO, County Clare, funded by The Irish Museum of Modern Art’s National Programme.
For further information please contact Nicola on 087 6735111 or KCAT on 056-7755115.