'Spectres of Modernity’ follows the demolition of the last high-rise block and tower of the 1960s Ballymun housing project. In 2017 it will be 50 years since the first residents moved into the flats in the midst of the swinging sixties and the summer of love. This exhibit is an outsiders fabrication of that time.
Bealtaine celebrates creativity as we age. This year’s celebration in axis will include a specially curated group show of work from artists aged 55+.
The exhibition displays the wealth of talent and invention existing in the art groups and individuals over 55 years in our community. For more information on how to submit your work for consideration contact Leigh Hussey on (01) 883 2123.
The TY art students from St Michaels are breaking out of the confines of the art class to create an Art Garden on an unused plot of land on the school grounds. They will creatively engage with Ceramic Artist Pat Rafferty and our Poet Laureate and past pupil Paula Meehan. Using a combination of ceramics and recyclable materials as well as incorporating the text of Paula’s poetry, they will transform this area into a magical Art Garden. Cast faces will hold plants which will take the place of hair along with birds, butterflies, and a variety of animals, flowers, tropical trees and an outdoor curtain made from the ends of plastic bottles.
Photo by Linda Keegan.