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FOLKLIFE Resident Artists Announced

Date: 25-02-2022

FOLKLIFE, curated by Culture Works, is an outdoor multi-disciplinary and artist residency programme of inclusive and engaging arts events and interventions.  The programme takes its inspiration from The National Museum of Ireland - Country Life Collection, the natural beauty of Turlough Park and the Great Western Greenway (Castlebar to Turlough).  

We are delighted to announce the FOLKLIFE Resident Artists are Jane Cassidy, Rajinder Singh and Breda Burns.

Jane Cassidy is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator from Galway. Trained in music and visual art, Jane’s main interests lie in immersive audio-visual environments, multi-sensory work and synesthesia.  Jane will work with Mayo Artsquad to share together the process of research, experimentation and production over the next few months. Studying Bealtaine and The National Museum of Ireland – Country Life collection as their theme where they will dive into ancestral knowledge, our connection with natural cycles and traditions from our past. 

Breda Burns is an audio/visual artist based in Westport, working in a variety of media and interdisciplinary projects with narratives and layers that reveal themselves in different ways.  Breda will work alongside Jane Cassidy and Mayo Artsquad to explore the theme of Bealtaine.

On April 30, 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.

Rajinder Singh - Dr Rajinder Singh (B. Ipoh, Malaysia, PhD(UK), MFA Lasalle(Singapore)),  a movement artist and choreographer, will work 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. 

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FOLKLIFE is funded by the Arts Council through the Faoin Spéir/In the Open 2021 - 2022 nationwide programme and locally by Mayo County Council Arts Service, The National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, The Linenhall Arts Centre and Mayo Artsquad.

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