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Tubber Hill Public Art Project: Community Engagement


Are you living in Tubber Hill?

Would you like to explore your creativity and take part in a new arts project?

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. This will be a great opportunity for the local community of Tubber Hill in Westport to collaborate with a professional artist on a public art project.  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. The workshops will accommodate different age groups; children, young people and adults and explore themes relevant to each group. All activities will be run in accordance to current Covid-19 restrictions. 

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 

Project Launch

A large group of Tubber Hill residents both young and old turned out on Saturday afternoon the 4th September for the launch of the Tubber Hill Public Art Project. The launch took place 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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