Tinahely Arts Group

Third Sheep Flock Event

In Sheep Flock on April 11, 2013 at 14:14

The first of these ‘Sheep Flock’ events was held in 2011, as an accompaniment to the annual Trail Walking Festival in Tinahely. After two years of successful grazing, the sheep flock is back, and better than before. Each artist, starting from a uniform steel template, has worked through the Winter to create their own individual take on Wicklow’s familiar woolly friends. They comprise of approximately two dozen 2 and 3 Dimensional metal sheep (almost one meter in length and more than half a meter tall, with some smaller lambs), each of which will be customized by individual artists in a variety of styles and materials. Each sheep will have an ear tag identifying its designer, and the flock will make a striking visual display throughout the village. For the rest of the summer, the eye catching sheep and their lambs will be situated out and about in Tinahely in unexpected locations around town, to be enjoyed by residents and visitors sampling our wonderful location and outdoor pursuits. The sheep flock will be on display around the village this year up until
Culture Night in September, which will provide a fitting platform and finale for our 2013 Sheep Flock.

Tinahely Sheep Flock by Tinahely Arts Group on Tinahely Square (2)
Tinahely Arts Group is a collective of 22 artists and craftspeople, all living and working in the Tinahely area. Members and their work represent a wide and diverse range of disciplines and media, including painting and drawing, photography, sculpture, textiles and ceramics, glassware and metalwork. Formed in June 2010, the group seeks to share knowledge and techniques, pool resources, and work together on projects to promote awareness of the wealth of creativity in the region. In addition, members combine to ensure
that the arts and crafts heritage of South Wicklow is visible in as many local events and tourism initiatives as possible, and to contribute their talents to community enhancement projects.

Come along on Saturday, April 20th for the opening on Dwyer Square, Tinahely, Co Wicklow at 3.30 pm.

TAG In The Woods

In Art Of The Woods, Group Exhibition on February 26, 2013 at 16:35

TAG are repeating last year’s Art Of The Woods success on Bank Holiday Monday, March 18th from 11 onwards. You are welcome to come and enjoy artists at work.

Art of The Woods Project Poster 2013

These are the strict rules that TAG artists will adhere to:

● Use only material found in the forest (do NOT bring anything from outside the forest)

● Do not break branches off trees, use only debris found on the forest floor

● Do not disturb any large fallen branches- there are entire eco systems living in, under and around those.

● The only tools allowed will be a penknife

● No paper, no paints, no twine (can snag animals and birds)

● All scales of work are allowed from the smallest miniature

● The art created on the day will be left in the forest and be allowed to disintegrate (go back to nature) organically

● Remember that certain species of plants and animals may have preservation orders on them and must be left undisturbed ( frog-spawn, for example)

● Take care not to damage any living thing in the forest

Arts & Craft Fair at The Farm Shop

In Art & Craft Fair on September 11, 2012 at 08:46

Tinahely Arts Group are delighted to be hosting yet another great Arts & Craft Fair at the Tinahely Farm Shop on Sunday September 23rd. Join us!

Textiles, candles, soaps, crochet, woodturning, baked goods, preserves, felted bags – all these and more will be available at the upcoming TAG Craft Market in Tinahely, Co. Wicklow on Sunday, 23rd September. But what will make this market special is the fact that the artists, craftspeople, painters, crocheters, woodworkers and artisans will be demonstrating their skills and allowing visitors a unique insight into the traditional and contemporary production of high quality art and craft items.

Taking place in the quaint setting of the Barn at the Tinahely Farm Shop (recently voted one of Ireland’s 50 Best Shops by Irish Times readers), surrounded by bales of hay and with the sound of animals at the far end of the barn, this will be a great family day out. Only an hour from Dublin, Tinahely is nestled in the Wicklow hills and provides a wonderful gateway to some of the finest walks in Leinster.

The Market will be open from 11am until 5pm, and the Tinahely Farm Shop will also be open for business on that day.

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