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Fadó Faces

An outdoor drive-by art exhibition at Laois County Council Plaza celebrating the lives and stories of older people in Laois, through traditional portrait painting and digital art by a selection of local artists:

Kevin McCann, Rebecca Deegan, Pauline Conroy, Mike Rafter, Aishling Hennessy, Antoinette Breen, Allen Scully, Bronagh Conroy, Kate Deegan, Sorcha Mathews.

The exhibition is suitable for drivers & pedestrians alike, and was designed with social distancing & accessibility in mind. On arrival the viewer receives a leaflet with information about the project, before being directed onto the exhibition track.

Throughout the plaza, there are ten display stands, each containing two portraits & stories hidden behind a red curtain, ready to be unveiled with an air of showmanship by the suitably attired artist as the viewer approaches.

The artist reveals their work for a short time, before closing the curtain once again and ushering the viewer to the next stand.

The future of Fadó Faces will be an annual showcase of twenty or more portraits and stories of older Laois people, documented over the years and eventually culminating in a rich portrait collection of people in Laois. 

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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