The Model Reopens

The Model, Sligo is set to reopen on Thursday 23rd of July and I was delighted to be asked along today for a preview of the exhibitions and to find out more about the plans for opening in our new normal. Emer McGarry, the director of The Model, gave us a guided tour of the... Continue Reading →

An even better day!

For a week that started off pretty badly today turned it all around. There's quite a bit of news on the horizon but I won't tell you about that just yet 😉 I had a meeting this afternoon but before that I went for a bit of a ramble around Roscommon. The first stop was... Continue Reading →

Felt Fantastic

I went to a needle felt workshop today with Alison Hunter - who is an amazingly talented artist. I wasn't sure what to expect and I thought it might involve sewing which would be fine until I explain that I spent most of my time at school skipping that particular class. I'm a different person... Continue Reading →

Jellybeans for breakfast

It's been a challenging couple of days and as I've found so often in the past there's always something reassuring that happens to tell me I'm going in the right direction. Today was one of those light-bulb moments. I went along to 'Homecoming' with Rachel Webb at the North Leitrim Women's Centre today. It was... Continue Reading →

Playing with Print

I recently went on a print workshop in Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton. This was a course organised by the Sligo County Council Arts Service as part of their artist panel Art the Artist programme, they hold different workshops during the year open to artists. When I saw this one on offer I jumped at the... Continue Reading →

Soilsigh

Today I went to an event that moved me and educated me. I didn't know much about human trafficking (or modern day slavery) but Soilsigh (to illuminate) told some of the stories of this awful exploitation. The stories were told through music, dance and art and was just so eye opening I would urge anyone... Continue Reading →

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