10am – 4.30 pm
Moderator : Helen Carroll broadcaster, journalist and presenter of RTE’s Ear to the Ground.
Reflections is a consideration of rural art practices and cultural imagination in a rural context emerging from Gaining Ground, the latest phase in Clare County Council’s public art programme 2018-2020.
It is a daylong symposium, where artist practitioners and curators examine how place, and creating work with the ‘local’ as a starting point, can provide a platform for highly innovative and challenging work.
Reflections presents multiple visions of the rural and taps into the rich vein of stimuli artists are exploring, while working in a rural context, exploring the following themes; Environment & Sustainability; Heritage, History & Memory; Changing Communities; Creative Approaches To Commissioning Public Art Projects
The Symposium will hear from a wide range of artists working in a variety of public art contexts, a number of whom created projects for the Gaining Ground public art programme 2019 – 2020. Speakers include: Sarah Clancy; Lisa Fingleton; Tom Flanagan; Gareth Kennedy; Godknows Jonas; Sean Lynch; Mary Mc Auliffe; Siobhán Mulcahy; Pauline O’Connell; Augustine O’Donoghue; Kevin O Dwyer; Sally O’Leary and Symposium Curator Vincent O’Shea.
See the full programme here
Who Should Attend? • Artists interested in hearing about innovative approaches to public art and public engagement. • Those interested in community development and creative engagement with local communities.
Admission is free but booking is required.