The artist collective ^ invite you to attend a series of artist-led events in August 2023. The events are part of the project Waking the Land, and will take place from 5pm-8pm every Thursday in August at ^, Main Street, Manorhamilton. Each will be hosted by a different artist or group, influenced by a different aspect of artistic research from Benbo mountain.
Since June 2023, the collective have been investigating loss of place and community, drawing from myth, ecology, place, and more-than-human elements of Benbo Mountain near Manorhamilton, Leitrim. Benbo is an important landmark for the local area and community, and we see it as a 'grievable' place, a place with unique personality that we would miss if it was lost. The artistic research has led to workshops, events, documentation and new artworks in progress.
The Waking the Land events will be social, artist-led spaces for conversation. Light refreshments will be served. Each week will be unique as the hosts will draw from their particular professional practice. The schedule follows:
- August 3rd: Fauna: the hare (hosted by Crona Gallagher and Anna Mulvihill)
- August 10th: Flora: the mandala (hosted by Finola McFadden)
- August 17th: People: the community (hosted by Sonya Swarte)
- August 24th: Place: the land (hosted by Donal O'Kelly & James Gilmartin)
- August 31st: Underland: the minerals (hosted by Soraya Ricalde & Fiona Mulholland)
Week 1: Fauna [the hare]
Crona Gallagher and Anna Mulvihill
August 3rd 2023
Week 2: Flora [the mandala]
August 10th 2023
Week 3: People [the community]
August 17th 2023
Week 4: Place [the home]
Donal O'Kelly and James Gilmartin
August 24th 2023
Week 5: Underland [the minerals]
August 31st 2023
Waking the Land is developed in collaboration with the Glens Centre Manorhamilton and supported by the Irish Hospice Foundation's Compassionate Culture Network through Creative Ireland Programme funding.
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