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The Ivy Sisters

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The Wexford Arts Centre is delighted to host The Ivy Sisters for a free performance as part of their annual Culture Night celebrations. The Ivy Sisters, a vintage vocal harmony trio, based in County Wexford are Aileen Donohoe, Jilly Cox and Sharon Clancy.

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In December, The Ivy Sisters won The Christmas FM All-Ireland Song Contest with their version of ‘Mele Kalikimaka’ by Bing Crosby. Just as lockdown hit, their original sold-out launch was put on hold but The Ivy Sisters came back with a bang as the headline act for New Ross Culture Night at St. Michael’s Theatre. The Ivy Sisters were a featured act in the Wexford Festival Opera Fringe Programme 2020 and recently launched the main stage acts with their new set in The Inaugural Johnstown Castle-Lake Arts Festival along with a spectacular line-up including Camille O Sullivan and Corner Boy in  August 2021.

Time: 9.30pm - 10:30pm

Genres: Music

Address: Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Ferrybank South, Wexford, Ireland

Website: http://www.wexfordartscentre.ie/

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The Importance of Being a Young Adult

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This workshop is for ages 12 years + and will run from 4pm – 5:30pm 

In conjunction with Wexford Arts Centre and culture night, artists Deirdre Buggy and Sonya Weston will be hosting a workshop for young adults (12 and up) from 4pm – 5.30pm. The workshop will be centred around the current exhibition The Age of Reason/ Unreason (part 3). This show is by a group of female artists collectively known as Na Cailleacha, the Irish word for divine hags.

The exhibition presents Na Cailleacha’s version of the famous Guerrilla Girls poster on the ‘Advantages of Being a Woman Artist’ (made with their co-operation). Using this as inspiration, the workshop will be performative and text based. Discussing social challenges and various aspects of culture we will explore how young adults see the world around them and the changes they would like to see in the future. They will be encouraged to collaborate as a group to create their own manifesto and, as social media is one of the main platforms used today for socialising, interaction and sharing information, we will be creating our own Tik Tok videos as a form of expression.

 

Time: 4pm - 5.30pm

Genres: Design / Visual Art / Workshop

Address: Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Ferrybank South, Wexford, Ireland

Website: http://www.wexfordartscentre.ie/

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The Age of Reason/Unreason (Part 3) A group exhibition by Na Cailleacha

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Wexford Arts Centre is pleased to present a late opening ( 5- 9pm) and a gallery talk (6pm) of The Age of Reason/Unreason (Part 3), a group show with artists Helen Comerford, Barbara Freeman, Patricia Hurl, Maria Levinge, Therry Rudin, and Gerda Teljeur, art historian/curator Catherine Marshall, and composer Carole Nelson. Through painting, drawing, film and performance, the group collectively known as Na Cailleacha – the Irish word for witches – will explore the nuanced process of growing older.

The group of eight older women, six visual artists, one musician and one curator, all, bar one, over 70 years of age, came together to explore issues around creativity, visibility, isolation, health and collective practice from an older feminist perspective. Na Cailleacha are committed to raising awareness and promoting public discussion about these issues, in keeping with Gloria Steinem’s assertion that ‘Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age’. The title of the exhibition alludes to the play of rational and irrational instincts in the creative process, especially challenging in relation to ageing and loss of capacity.

6pm – Gallery Talk

The gallery talk will be facilitated by artist and member of Na Cailleacha, Gerda Teljeur. Gerda is a familiar figure in contemporary Irish art having come her from the Netherlands in 1967. Her large scale, abstract ink drawings, frequently in black on white paper mix concentrated energy with a profound sense of the importance of each mark. She has worked with community groups and in care
settings and as a teacher and artist-in-residence in schools and other education centres, where her ability to draw out essential qualities in both the artist and the materials are particularly valuable. Her work reaches far beyond the contexts in which she places it. Since joining Na Cailleacha, she has developed collaborative ideas with the rest of the group, experimenting with sound, light and
transparency. Her work is eagerly sought after in drawing exhibitions, notably the show All About Drawing – 100 Dutch Artists in the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam in the Netherlands. She is a fellow of the Ballinglen Arts Foundation and participated in the exhibitions What is Life and Terra Nostra – Perspectives on Landscape at the Street, Wexford County Council Offices.

To book a place please contact Wexford Arts Centre on 053 9123764 or email [email protected]

Image credits:
Gerda Teljeur, Cocooning, 2020, ink on paper, 155 x 150cm, (Courtesy of the artist)
Patricia Therry, The Waiting Room, 2020-21, performance – video still, (Courtesy of the artist)
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Please Note: This event will be adhering to all HSE protocols. As part of our commitment to the
continued well-being of our visitors, team members, and in an ongoing effort to assist our
community in preventing the spread of COVID-19, we have implemented enhanced protocols and
procedures you will notice before and during your visit.

Time: 5pm - 9pm

Time: 6pm - 7pm

Genres: Talk / Visual Art

Address: Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Ferrybank South, Wexford, Ireland

Website: http://www.wexfordartscentre.ie/

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