7th October – 6th November 2021
The exhibition will bring together new works completed during the Residency Programme 2020-2021 in the media of printmaking, performance, mixed media and painting.
The artists involved in the 2020 – 2021 Programme at Creative Spark were Niamh Hannaford and Tara Carroll (Dublin) and Jennifer Slater (Louth). Together Again is Creative Spark’s seventh residency programme exhibition at An Táin Arts Centre. Creative Spark have also invited artists from the past seven years to be part of the exhibition including Robert John Paterson, Illaria Demonti, Cróna Gallagher, Ameilia Steely, Mary Claire Kehoe and Fiona Marron.
The Creative Spark Residency Programme is supported by Create Louth and the Arts Council of Ireland and was established to support artists through offering studio space, research time, resources and creative opportunities they may not otherwise have in their own studio or practice. To date the residency programme has supported 37 artists over seven years.
A supporting exhibition of work by Creative Spark Print Studio members will run concurrently at the gallery, The Dundalk Edition. This will be a collection of Prints using traditional techniques inspired by Dundalk’s history, stories and architecture.
Opening launch: Wednesday 6th October at 7pm and online at 8:30pm on our Facebook page.
The Citizens Wallpaper
25th November – 23rd December 2021
The Citizens Wallpaper is an artistic project led by experienced international photojournalists, artists and workshop leaders. It benefits local people by giving participants skills and techniques in the arts, especially citizens’ journalism and photojournalism using latest technologies. The Wallpaper it produces is comprised of many sections of colourful collages (approx. 1.50 x 90) that provide a visual representation of diverse cultures.
The project commenced in 2012 and will finish by 2022, by which time the innovative illustrated narrative will comprise a 65-metre-long canvas that mirrors contemporary citizenship and identity from the Atlantic Ocean to the Irish Sea. www.citizenswallpaper.com
Opening launch: Wednesday 24th November at 7pm and online at 8:30pm on our Facebook page.