Mhuine Bheag Arts will support contemporary art and collaboration in Mhuine Bheag, Co. Carlow. Over 3 months centred in the former Astor Cinema building, artists and the public will gather and hold events. The project will be developed by Mark Buckridge, artist, Leah Corbett, Curator, and Gleann Na Bearu Community Group.
This project will provide opportunities for cultural practitioners to engage with the local community in Mhuine Bheag through a public programme of art and events. Taking place over a three-month period in summer 2021, Mhuine Bheag Arts will connect local community garden group, Gleann Na Bearu with professional artists through a series of artists residencies. Through this collaboration, a programme of public outcomes will be developed in order to engage with the wider community of Mhuine Bheag and beyond.
With professional artists leading activities through their practice, art will be used as a tool to connect people, creating space for collaboration and creativity and providing a platform for sharing new ideas. The programme of events will include workshops, film screenings and talks which will appeal to a wide range of interests. Mhuine Bheag Arts is led by local artist Mark Buckeridge and curator Leah Corbett who will oversee all aspects of the project and ensure that it aligns with the ethos that art is for everyone.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.