Our ‘Summer Showcase was officially opened by John Paul Feeley, Cathaoirleach of Cavan at 1.30pm Sunday 24th July as part of the Bailieborough Midsummer Festival Family Fun Day. Daire O’Reilly Harper Lane Studios Cavan of entertained us with smooth saxophone sounds to get the event off to a summery start.
Our call out for artists to exhibit in our first ‘Summer Showcase’ at the Bailieborough Mid Summer Festival & Town Events. has been fantastic. We had more than 30 talented artists from all over Ireland apply with a wide range of styles. We whittled down the applications to ensure we had a balance of both local artists and the rest of Ireland plus a selection of professionals and those taking their first tentative steps in to the art world. We hope all the artists will benefit from increased exposure and for the public to experience rich arts offerings. Bailieborough Creative Hub is delighted and proud to be supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. The funding has enabled us to curate the exhibition, provide a free ‘Creation Station’ for the festival with creative activities for all ages and a free mini ‘Summer School’ for adults and children to try out different art techniques such as pottery, acrylic painting, textile art with further workshops over the coming weeks. Connecting through art and creative experiences helps people unleash their imagination and participating actively as well as passively in cultural activities is great for well-being too.
Bailieborough Creative Hub is a voluntary community arts group where we encourage everyone to get creative whatever their level, experience or genre is. With support from Cavan County Council and Cavan Arts we have been offering opportunities for the public to access the arts and arts events since 2019. We created Poetry Town, A Halloween show, art in shop windows, craft markets, a Cruinniu na nOg children’s art programme, and have celebrated local artists in exhibitions for Culture Nights and Heritage weeks and much more check out our Facebook for images of all these events.
We hope that our ‘Summer Showcase’ & Mini Summer School will become an annual arts event for Bailieborough.
Since February 2020 being a very different and challenging year, we have changed how we develop as a group while still following the appropriate pandemic advice. Hubsters have continued to be inspired by each other and the local area. Our exhibition ‘Under Cavan Skies’ is a selection of work created through the lockdowns. Our wildly diverse talented Hubsters throughout the darkness of the last year flourished and found a beacon of light through their creativity.
View the exhibition at Bailieborough Library, Co Cavan throughout November, pick up our FREE accompanying book and postcards.
Think it! Create it! Share it!
We are so excited and proud to announce that you can now experience Artist and Hub Member Miriam Fitzgerald Juskova’s stunning work in the newly re-open DUBLIN gallery Gallery Zozimus!!!
A stunning photo by Photographer and Hub member Colette Gemmel has been placed in the top 10 for the Animal photo competition on photocrowd.com A fabulous little mouse encountered by the Colette.
A big congratulations to hubster and Artist Maria Jordan O’Reilly who has had a story published in the fundraising book for the Laura Lynn charity a competition run by RTE’s Ray D’Arcy. Check out Maria’s new website for more information on her work. Go To Website
‘In times of uncertainty we turn to art for two reasons: guidance and solace. This book (Time) offers both, to any degree you want to accept. It will guide you to greater depths of undersatnding, while giving solace in the challenges being faced. There is poetry in all things’ Brooke Shaden – Conceptual fine art photographer
‘Time’ is a collaboration of evocative poetry by Fidel Hogan Walsh and stunning conceptual photography by Julie Corcoran.
The book launches for Culture Night 2020 on the 18th September. The book is available to purchase in several shops in Cavan, Monaghan and Dublin or on-line using this link BUY NOW
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
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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