Arts Office – News & Events 25th June 2019

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Meath County Council Arts Office is pleased to present Borderline, a solo exhibition by Meath artist and production designer Kieran McNulty.

Borderline will show at Toradh Gallery in Ashbourne Library and Cultural Centre from 24th June 2019 and continue throughout the summer until the end of August. Borderline is a collection of works created over the past two years inspired by the artists hometown of Mornington, Co Meath and the River Boyne.

The artist states:

‘I am interested in the everchanging environment of the river; its human and political histories, its changes in physical and natural structures produced by the cyclical ebb and flow of the tidal estuary of the river and the sea, the metronomic forces heaving and draining over each 24-hour period.’

Concerned with the interaction between human activity and nature, McNulty plays with materials and mark making, balancing deliberate and accidental results. Exploring various surfaces, from aluminium to copper, the artist seeks to mirror the natural properties of water such as movement, reflection, energy and flow.

The resulting collection of works form an intriguing and tactile group of mixed media pieces. Featuring inky blacks with gleaming highlights and dark shadowy dominant shapes in various textural applications, each artwork is reminiscent of murky waters, glistening with hints of sunlight on the surface.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Aedín McGinn, Assistant Arts Officer on artsoffice@meathcoco.ie  or 0469097411


Meath County Council Arts Office is delighted to present a new exhibition by the Kells Heritage Art Group entitled: A Sense of Place.

A Sense of Place is showing at the Toradh2 Gallery located in the newly renovated former Courthouse in the centre of Kells town from 13th June for 2 weeks. Coinciding with this year’s Hinterland Festival of Literature and Arts, A Sense of Place features the work of 16 amateur artists and art enthusiasts from the region.

Including a diverse range of mediums, styles and approaches to art making, the exhibition presents a selection of images examining a common theme: A Sense of Place. Each artist approached this theme in a unique and special way.

Some took A Sense of Place to denote a physical structure, inspiring images of architecture, sites or buildings. Others approached the theme in a more abstract manner creating artworks based on notions of ‘belonging’ or ‘home’. To a few, A Sense of Place summoned heritage-based representations while others depicted the natural world and its landscapes as their subject.

With members originally hailing from as far afield as Poland and Japan who all now call Meath home, the resulting collection of artworks is as wonderfully diverse as the creators themselves, and is an excellent example of the individuality, creativity and vitality that exists amongst the thriving local arts scene flourishing up and down the county.

Including the work of Mary Anderson, Teresa Carr, Denise Clarke, Lorraine Clarke, Ger Macken, Vicky Muckenschnabel, Jim O’Brien, Cosette Olohan, Ina Olohan, Pam Reynolds, Marie Rourke, Michi Smith, Karolina Sulkowska, Gwen Sullivan, Timothy Sullivan and Willie Tormay,

A Sense of Place will continue until Sunday 30th June 2019.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Aedín McGinn, Assistant Arts Officer, Meath County Council on artsoffice@meathcoco.ie  or 0469097411


Call for scientists, techies, engineers, artists & mathematicians interested in youth work

Calling all scientists, techies, engineers, artists, mathematicians and creative practitioners with an interest in working with youth workers and young people to develop inspiring STEAM projects. STEAM communicators and engagers also welcome.

NYCI is looking to broker relationships between youth work organisations and those who work in any of the STEAM disciplines, have a science dimension to their artistic practice, or work in the area of STEAM communication.

We hope to help provide you with opportunities to:

  • enhance your STEAM communication skills by learning from youth workers’ experience of youth engagement
  • deepen your practice by working with young people and youth work organisations in non-formal settings
  • share your expertise with local youth workers and young people.

The exact role you would play in supporting the development of inspiring STEAM projects will be formed based on your area of expertise, availability and the interests of the youth worker and young people you are matched with.

To find out more contact Barbara Nea on barbara@nyci.ie  or 01 478 4122.

To express your interest complete this form by 30 June 2019.

Please note that you may need to undergo garda vetting and child protection training depending on the capacity within which you would work with a youth work organisation.

National Youth Council of Ireland

3 Montague Street, Dublin 2, D02 V327

T: 01-478 4122



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