1,2 & 5 July & 10 Aug | Artist Bara Palcik drawing from life | Portrait Drawing and Portrait Painting from the Live Model I propose a series of four 3-hour observable sessions in which I will draw and paint from a life model who I will bring on site with me. These sessions will involve: • Drawing/painting using an easel and wooden board, indoors and outdoors, depending on weather conditions. • Suggested medium: pens, pencils and acrylic paint on paper. All material and equipment will be provided and safely handled by the artist with no risk to viewers. • Poses will last from 20 minutes up to one hour each. The focus will be on portraiture. Short breaks may be included. • Passing viewers will be able to walk around both artist and model and look at life drawing/painting in action. • The public may also be given opportunities to take part in this exciting life event by posing themselves.
Skibb Arts Festival Brochure is out.
Dark Matter: What’s missing in art and politics in an enterprise culture is scheduled. Greg Sholette in conversation with Katherien Waugh Weds 27 July at 2:30pm at Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre
Sunday 26th June 9:30 – 17:30 | Title “man overboard ” part of a solo exhibition ” I must go down to the sea —-”
Description textile/mixed media a personal interpretation of a childhood event
About Sonia Bidwell
I now live near Skibbereen but I was born in Cornwall, and spent most of my childhood on a boat except when I was at Boarding school. After many years , many jobs, marriage with two daughters, I moved to The Isle of Skye in 1983 Here I went back to country life, crofting with sheep and cattle whilst my husband had a proper job !. My sheep were a rare breed with fine long wool. I sold direct to spinners and taught myself to spin. Then i started making knitted and woven wall hangings, from this developed my art as it is now . Using mainly poetry and folk tales as my inspiration I weave on a metal grid and build up a complex collage of symbolic objects . I prefer solo interactive exhibitions with a definite theme . My biggest and ongoing project is the poetry of WW1
The journey from Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre thru Main St, North St & Windmill Lane to the Rock (thanks Alison Glennie)
Tuesday 23rd August, 1-2pm | Miranda McCarthy is a singer-songwriter who writes and sings with a heartfelt poetic authenticity. Acoustic and intimate, her songs weave stories of her inner journey - the pull and push of life and change and growth - and the connection to nature and its beauty, power and strength.
Miranda will play a series of 4 hour long sessions on the following days -
June 30th Thursday 4-5pm
July 5th Tuesday 1-2pm
August 9th Tuesday 1-2pm
August 23rd Tuesday 1-2pm
At the top of the Rock featuring harpist Anja Bakker (thanks Reddy O’Regan)
Drop in Community Arts Workshop in Skibbereen on Tues 21st June from 10am – 1pm at Skibbereen Community & Family Resource Centre, Heron Court (in Fields car park) We will make basic percussion and wind instruments for St Johns Eve parades to the Rock. Bring recycled cans, cardboard cylinders, bottles if you can. The workshop is free of charge, children are welcome but must be accompanied.
Michael Stephens made a great job of combining text & map into one comprehensible unit – lots of interest – hope the weather holds
Draft image & text
Did you know that the motto for Skibbereen is What You Seek is Here? Quod Petit Hic Est. This is the inspiration for a community based, family friendly arts event.
On St Johns Eve 23 June 2016 the ringing of the Town Hall bell at 7pm will signal the beginning of something new: a sound procession to animate the town of Skibbereen. People are invited to parade from different assembly points (see map) to the four entrances to the Rock celebrating their journey using everyday materials to announce their presence through colour and sound. Congregating at the top we will share songs, poetry or an offering of any kind. This will be a festive, colorful and memorable occasion evoking a time of refuge and a sense of community inclusion while raising awareness of this area of natural beauty. The event will finish at 9pm with the chiming of the town hall be
Find out more on Monday 13th June at Skibbereen and Community and Family Resource Heron Court premises. Open Door 5pm – 7pm & Public Meeting 7pm – 8pm. We need the people of Skibbereen to come out on this special day as walkers, leaders, sounders, stewards, photographers. Put it in your diary and on Thursday 23 June go to your nearest assembly point. Wear high viz gear if you have it and bring along something to make some noise – pots, pans, homemade and musical instruments.