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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Crocheting through COVID

Visual artist and BCH committee member Caroline Clarke has temporarily put down her paint brushes in favour of her crochet hook and wool palette to create tiny hats for newborn babies. The cute and colourful little hats have been donated to Hollis Street Hospital.

Caroline has also crocheted ear protectors for our frontline staff at Cavan hospital. The ear protectors help to prevent sore ears for the staff wearing protective masks for hours at a time.

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Hubsters continue to Create in Lockdown

Being in lockdown has not deterred our group members from continuing to create and have a variety of successes.

In the past week members Fidel Hogan Walsh and Colette Gemmell have both had poetry published and additionally Colette continues to win prizes for her stunning photography.

Following the success of her first collection of poems ‘Living with Love’ launched in February 2020 Fidel has had her recent poem ‘2020, Memories’ published on pandemic.ie an online literary magazine for exceptional times. Her thought provoking words ring true for the times extraordinary times we are experiencing.

Colette Gemmell also had a poem published ‘Spring 50 Words’ in Little Gems Magazine and won a prize for her stunning photo of a 7 spotted ladybird from Irish Ladybirds. Both Colettes  poem and photo a beautiful celebration of Spring.

Well done to both members.

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