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 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.