Athy - Kildare

Kildare Arts Service

ISL Mural Project Culture Night Competition

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Over the last number of years, Athy Sing and Sign have organised an Irish Sign Language (ISL) Festival every September, funded through Kildare County Council and the Creative Ireland programme. Due to COVID 19, the festival was reimagined into a visual and virtual event.

The visual arts component includes a new mural, by acclaimed street artist Solus, Derek O’Sullivan, which was installed in Athy in early September 2020. The ballerina wears a hearing aid and the mural is accompanied by the word ‘strong’ in text and ISL Alphabet.

Want to get involved? Ahead of Culture Night, send your suggestions for the ballerina’s name to ISLmuralathy@gmail.com. Get even more creative by striking a pose with, or inspired by, the mural, and send that to us too. Applications from all ages, abilities and diverse backgrounds are encouraged and welcome. 

Please include contact details, including where you live. You may like to give some information about your pose which we may share on social media. Applications close at 12 noon on Thurs September 17.

On Culture Night, an independent panel will select a name from submissions, and select a photo winner two. The two winning entries will receive a signed print of the artwork by Solus.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Late entries will not be considered for the competition
  • It is intended to post all entries for the ‘Strike a Pose’ competition across Kildare Arts Service social media channels. Posts may also be shared/posted by Kildare County Council, Creative Ireland, Arts Council, Culture Night, ISL support organisations, or other individuals or agencies to promote the arts and culture and ISL in Kildare and beyond.
  • Individual and group applications for the competition are welcome. However, only one print will be awarded for the winning entry in each category.
  • It is intended that the names and the general area that the winners live in will be announced online. No other personal information will be shared
  • It is essential that all ‘Strike a Pose’ entries are created safely and in line with Covid guidelines. Kildare County Council does not accept responsibility for the making of ‘Strike a Pose’ entries.

Photos courtesy of Frank Fanning

 

Time: 8pm - 8pm

Genres: Street Art / Visual Art

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Kildare Covid19 notebook documentary film online launch

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The documentary film will be released for online screening on Kildare Arts Service social media channels at 4pm

The project is funded by the Creative Ireland’s Positive Ageing and Creative Wellbeing Challenge Fund.

Time: 4pm - 5pm

Genres: Arts and Crafts / Audio Visual / Film / Screening

Website: http://www.kildare.ie

Phone: 045 448328

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Kildare Covid Heroes: A Portrait Exhibition

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This event will see the newly commissioned works displayed for the first time. Join online for a chance to see the newest additions to the Kildare Municipal Visual Art Collection.

After the 18th of September you will be able to view the pieces outside the council chamber in Aras Chill Dara. Booking is required via the new county council booking system which can be accessed at www.kildare.ie/countycouncil.
For further information contact the Arts Service on 045 448328 or arts@kildarecoco.ie

Time: 4pm - 12pm

Genres: Talk / Visual Art

Features: Family friendly

Website: http://www.kildare.ie/artsservice/

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Presentation of Kildare COVID Notebook Project

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Earlier this year, over 150 Kildare residents signed up to the COVID Notebook Project, with each of them agreeing to fill an A5 notebook however they wished.  Cocooners and elderly people were particularly encouraged to participate, and rose to the challenge with gusto.

See this special presentation of the completed notebooks, before they are scanned for archiving by Kildare County Council. The hope is that the notebooks will inform future generations about thoughts and experiences around COVID-19.

Time: 4pm - 12pm

Genres: Arts and Crafts / Talk / Visual Art

Features: Family friendly

Website: http://www.kildare.ie/artsservice/

Phone: 087 2399212

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