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Tubber Hill Public Art Project: Community Engagement


Visual Artist Cathal Mc Carthy will be running a Public Art Project from September 2021 for Tubber Hill residents young and old. Cathal will be working in collaboration with local poet Mary C Reilly and residents of the Tubber on this visual arts and poetry project starting in autumn 2021 and continuing into 2022.There will be lots of opportunity to get involved, participate and collaborate. Members of the local community are invited to be directly involved in the creative process. The project will be unique to Tubber Hill and will represent the people living there.

A series of creative engagement workshops are planned for residents to attend which will include  creative writing, spoken word, visual, circus skills and other art forms. If you are interested in taking part in the project contact Aoife O’Toole, Acting Public Arts Co-ordinator, Mayo Arts Service at 094-9064376 or publicart@mayococo.ie 

Upcoming Event:

Open Day on the Green, Tubber Hill

Tubber Hill Residents of all ages to the Tubber Hill Arts open day next Saturday 10th September 2022 from 1 to 4 pm.

Have some creative time with different options for all ages where you can drop in and say hello and take part in any of the following activities.

·         Creative Writing with Mary C Reilly Poet.

·         Willow Sculpture Making with Lindsay Mc Connell

·         Circus Skills and Performing with Little Top Stars

·         Wood Sculpture Making with Cathal Mc Carthy.

The artists are looking forward to working with residents to have some fun creating and making things happen. This open day will be the first step in exploring the theme “Life on the Hill”.

We have many ideas and skills that we can share with you and are keen to collaborate with you over the next few months to make a really exciting public art project for Tubber Hill!

Family Friendly, No bookng required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Past Events:

Creative Writing Workshop February 2022

Workshop with Mary C Reilly in the Town Hall in Westport.

Project Launch September 2021

Saturday 4th September 2021 for the launch of the Tubber Hill Public Art Project outdoors in the recreational area in the estate.

The outdoor launch event included poetry readings by Mary C Reilly and Brendan McKeown, spoken word by Eigir Beaver, jazz with Ain’t Misbehavin, and refreshments. Circus artist Bruna Bea also entertained younger residents with her circus skills. As part of the event Tom Brawn provided flowers, Liz Edwards looked after refreshments and cupcake were made by Rose McConnell.

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