We are delighted to have the opportunity to exhibit the works of Granard-native Eilish Creamer. The exhibition is opening in conjunction with the launch of a teacher pack and website based on Eilish's work tomorrow night, Wednesday 18th April at 7.30pm. All welcome.
'...and where are you from? Art of Longford Townlands' teacher pack is designed to be used with the website http://longfordtownlandsart.blogspot.ie thanks to the support of Creative Ireland's Longford Committee.
The project started when Creative Ardagh were approached by Eilish with her vision for an art
project to enable students to 'increase their cultural identity and
imagination by application of history and folklore to art'.
Eilish's own work had led her to explore the unique shapes of the
townlands around the county on maps and with her local knowledge she
began to see images in the shapes. Her recent paintings feature stories from local legends, folklore and history.
pack and accompanying website can be used as inspiration for a similar
project in your local area. Inside you will find local history
resources, lesson plans for introducing the project and ideas for a
variety of interpretations in different media including drawing, paint
and colour, fabric and fibre, clay and printing. All of this is linked
to the primary school curriculum but the open-endedness of the project
allows for adaptation for secondary school and adult groups also.
We are very, very excited to be able to announce that Creative Ardagh
will be hosting a unique storytelling and mythology event this August
11th and 12th. Scéalta Beo will have a diverse programme for adults,
teens and families including workshops and performances over the two
days. Some of our panel of international storytellers and mythology
experts have been working on new pieces on Midir and Etain especially
for their appearances. The weekend promises to be an extremely memorable
occasion. Watch this space for full details coming soon.