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Mayo Arts Service

Aibreán Residency Programme

The FOLKLIFE Resident Artists are Jane Cassidy, Breda Burns and Rajinder Singh.

Jane Cassidy and  Breda Burns:

On April 30th, FOLKLIFE artists in residence Jane Cassidy and Breda Burns, in collaboration with Mayo Artsquad, will present new works on the grounds of The National Museum of Ireland - Country Life.

Jane Cassidy is working with Mayo Artsquad sharing together the process of research, experimentation and production . Studying Bealtaine and The National Museum of Ireland – Country Life collection as their theme. 

"I am so delighted to be a part of this residency. Mayo Artsquad are a mighty gang, full of ideas and enthusiasm for our Bealtaine eve project. It will be really exciting to share together the process of research, experimentation and production over the next few months. Studying Bealtaine as our theme is giving us a meaningful opportunity to dive into ancestral knowledge, our connection with natural cycles and traditions from our past. I’m looking forward to what lies ahead." Jane Cassidy.

Read more about Jane HERE.

Breda Burns is working collaborately with Jane Cassidy and Mayo Artsquad to explore the theme of Bealtaine. On April 30th the audience will have a chance to walk through the May Arch by Breda Burns on arrival, symbolic of the liminal space between seasons.

Jane Cassidy and Breda Burns in collaboration with Mayo Artsquad have explored ideas of growth, sensuality and mystical energy. Drawing on ancient rituals and preparations for the coming of summer, the team draws on the symbolism of the Goddess Flora and will fill the famous glasshouse on the grounds of the museum with sound, light and animated projections.  

The much loved Yew Tree on the grounds of the Museum with its natural canopy will also be filled with meditative sound and light, drawn from the experience of artists Jane Cassidy and Breda Burns working closely with Mayo Artsquad.

Read more about Breda HERE.

Events on April 30th are ticketed. Bookings are now open via Mayo County Council Arts Service Eventbrite page.

Bookings for April 30th. 

Rajinder Singh

Rajinder Singh is working virtually with a group of artists drawn from The Linenhall Arts Centre’s Creative Café.  Over the coming weeks, they will collaborate to develop a simple body-based choreographic guide to the spaces at The National Museum of Ireland - County Life. 

We are delighted to welcome the artists participating in the project with Rajinder Singh - Alice Maher, Breda Mayock, Nuala Clarke and Alice Kinsella. 

'WIth this residency, I  look forward to engaging and learning from some amazing Irish artists as we embark on a journey to open our hearts, our minds and especially our bodies to all that is wonderful and life affirming at the National Museum of Ireland- Country Life.' Rajinder Singh.

Read more about Rajinder HERE.

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