Renowned Painter Eamon Colman presents a gallery talk on his show ‘Into The Mountain’ which runs at The Source through September and October. For the show Colman cites Nan Shepherd’s book ‘The Living Mountain’ (Aberdeen University Press 1977) which deals with the tradition of mountain climbing, a male pursuit for most of its history and where men were more concerned with reaching the summit then the climb in–between. Colman read this and became interested in not only the in-between bit but the idea that in a rush to achieve the summit of everything that man wished to achieve, a catastrophe was happening to the planet.
He began to look at the central uplands; those areas that lead to the mountain’s summit and followed the tracks and old pilgrimage roads in his rural Kilkenny that inhabit the imagination. Working on paper which is torn and scuffed, he allows its ‘tough frailty’ to stand as a metaphor for this landscape and what it is experiencing today. He took Nan Shepherd’s advice and walked “in to the mountain” – never intending to reach the summit.
Time: 7.15pm - 8pm
Genres: Arts and Crafts / Design / Talk / Visual Art
Features: Family friendly
Address: The Source Arts Centre, Thurles
Phone: 0504 90204
Have a special jazz-filled Culture Night at The Source with Carole Nelson and her trio. Carole is a long- established musician and jazz composer whose career across many musical genres has gathered international awards and great critical acclaim.
In 2015 she turned her attention to composing for jazz piano trio releasing the Carole Nelson Trio’s first album ‘One Day in Winter’ in 2017. The trio’s second album, ‘Arboreal’ was released early 2020 and went on to feature in UK’s All About Jazz Magazine’s best albums of the year.
Time: 8pm - 9pm
Genres: Music / Performance
Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible
Address: Cathedral Street, Thurles, County Tipperary
Phone: 0504 90204