Art workshop 5th April to devise artwork for Ulster Canal

The Blackwater Regional Partnership has secured funding for the development of an art piece, to be placed on or near the Ulster Canal Greenway in Monaghan town. The art piece will speak about what the Canal means to the community. An artist has been engaged to develop the design, but we need local input to come up with the concept for the piece.
•What does the canal mean to you?
•What did it mean to this community, in times gone by?
•What might it mean to us in the future?

Monaghan Tidy Towns is collaborating with the BRP to run a workshop on Saturday 5th April at 11am in the Westenra Hotel, Monaghan to explore these questions and help to shape the artwork which will be erected along the canal in the months to come.

Artist Genevieve Murphy will be leading the workshop, and will be looking at the local history of the area in relation to the UlsterCanal (past, present, future,) group discussions, storytelling etc. She will also be looking at the practical issues; possible sites, land ownership and aesthetic and technical considerations.

The workshop will be in two formats:-
•initial discussions about the project and their local community, and
•hands-on brainstorming, using words, patterns, images, motifs, designs and ideas that will be drawn, painted, coloured, scribbled (!)on paper

These ideas will be developed into a printing workshop (Lino Printing), where the group can participate in learning a new skill and produce some pieces of artwork.

All welcome – if you’ve an idea, we want it!

No artistic skill necessary – that’s what we’re paying the artist to do!

For more information contact emerbrennan@eircom.net or Cheryl 086 227 0957

All Welcome

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