Imagine Together: Arts Unlocked

Hambly & Hambly at Dunbar House is a unique gallery and multi-purpose space for the North West designed around a core belief in the value of arts, culture, conservation and education. On August 1st the gallery hosted a virtual festival of visual, musical, literary art, Imagine Together: Arts Unlocked with Cancer Connect.
Hub members Fidel Hogan Walsh (poet) and Miriam Fitzgerald Juskova (artist) took part in the spectacular event in this stunning location along with local Julie Corcoran (conceptual fine artist). Check out the video of the event on this LINK

Fidel reading in front of Miriam’s Work

Fidel Warming up

Fidel reads in front of Julie Corcoran’s work

Belturbet Island Dreamscapes Art Trail

A great (socially distanced) visit by the Hub Committee to see the fabulous PROJECT Belturbet Dreamscapes Art Trail despite the rain. Well done to Julie Keane Mc Avinney and everyone involved in this beautiful walk and artwork #thecelticfairycollection and artist Jackie O Neill #dottiwasadeer. A great place to visit on your Irish #staycation #cavan

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Who Do You Clap For?

This week Bailieborough Creative Hub was proud to join in with a worlwide art installation designed to show  appreciation to all frontline workers during the COVID19 pandemic.  The #iclapfor project was the inspiration of Artist Ian Berry and his image of clapping hands has been projected on buildings all around the world. The Hub was deligted to to have the image projected by Freddie Datta so we could say our thanks to those who are working hard on the frontline. Check out the projection HERE #iclapfor  #PinYourThanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Collaboration in Lockdown.

Poet and Hub member Fidel Hogan Walsh has collaborated with fine art photographer Julie Corcoran on her poem ‘2020, Memories’ that was recently published in pendemic.ie literary magazine. The poem has been brought to life visually by the wonderfully talented Julie with this thought-provoking image.

2020, Memories

Blinded in a winter’s dread no prophet foresaw.
Spring’s new life erupted into a chaos of fear.
Desolation replaced the warmth of a hug.
Children banished from our everyday lives!

Ah, the blessings — a swift journey home
to the unexpected happiness under one roof.
Chatter, laughter —
a family enduring dark days
come what may!

Time, the pickpocket of memories — stood still.
Watching — new ways of keeping our spirits alive,
to be remembered, cherished.
Lost moments recaptured before summer’s end!

An Invisible killer started a war,
so much pressure on our frontline.
But, it would be —
‘Love and Stay at Home’
that had their backs!

Death came at a fast pace.
Isolation the enemy of a treasured last goodbye —
grief mourned in silent lockdown.

And now,
the road to healing shattered hearts and souls begins!
fidel 05/05/2020©

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Creating in a Cocoon

Sally-Ann Duffy textile artist and Hub member has spent the last 11 weeks constantly creating while cocooning. Sewing is Sally-Ann’s way of relaxing and filling the days and has tried lots of different techniques to while away the hours. Find her on Instagram to see more ….

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Flowers and Facinators

Shirley Hall, Hub member is keeping her hand in making a fascinator for a wedding in October. By doing a hat revamp she can make an old hat look new but changing at few things to match with a different colour outfit. Shirley is also making flower arrangements as everyone likes getting flowers these were to celebrate the arrival of a new baby.

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Baby Love

Hub member Ann Butler has been brushing up on her sewing skills during the long days at home in lockdown and has created this sweet little cushion to celebrate the arrival of her first great grandchild!

Welcome to the world baby Arlo and let’s hope you can cuddle great nanna soon.

 

 

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Pottering the Blues

Artist and hub member Olivia Ni Canabhain has been pottering and creating beautifully hand crafted pourers, pots and bowls in her studio. Olivia’s distinctive designs in pretty blue hues would certainly brighten any table during these blue times.

For more information check out Olivia’s Facebook page @oliviacottagecrafts or email oliviaburns@hotmail.com

 

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Artistic Upcycling

This week’s DIY project by Hub Member Carmel O’Callaghan – take one old garden table…cut up some shapes think Monet or Kandinsky, spray primer and some spray paints and old cd’s to hold the paper down and voila!

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