Tinahely Arts Group

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Tinahely Sheep Flock

In Group Exhibition, Tinahely Arts Group on January 13, 2011 at 13:48

TAG is currently working on a major public art project to coincide with the annual Tinahely Trail Walking Festival in 2011.  The Tinahely Sheep Flock will be comprised of approximately two dozen 2-dimensional metal sheep (almost one metre in length and more than half a meter tall, with some smaller lambs), each of which will be customised by individual artists in a variety of styles and materials.  The flock will celebrate Tinahely’s history as a vibrant market town and will be unveiled at a central location on the Festival Weekend, on Friday April 29th.  Each sheep will have an ear tag identifying its designer, and the flock will make a striking visual display for this busy weekend.

Sheep ready for artistic upgrade

For the rest of the summer, the eye-catching sheep and their lambs will be situated out and about in Tinahely, along the Railway Walk and in unexpected locations around town, to be enjoyed by residents and visitors enjoying our wonderful location and outdoor pursuits.  In the autumn the sheep will return to the Market Square, and will be taken home to over-winter with their artist owners. It is hoped that they will increase and multiply over the winter, as well as getting some refurbishment if needed, and will return to the roads and hills around Tinahely as an annual event.

Note: The Tinahely Sheep Flock project will be documented in images, words and video.

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