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Join Us In The Woods

In Group Exhibition, Tinahely Arts Group on February 21, 2012 at 12:01

We encourage you to join us in the woods on Saturday March 3rd from 11am in Tomnafinogue Woods, Tinahely, Co Wicklow! Everyone welcome!


Art In The Woods – Rules of Engangement

In Group Exhibition on February 20, 2012 at 11:29

The working title for this project is “Mad as a March Hare”. The date is Saturday March 3rd 2012 @ 11.00 am in Tomnafinogue woods. The emphasis is on the mystique of the forest. The project will leave as little a footprint as possible in the forest to emphasis the fleeting nature of Man’s life on earth and the fact that we as a species are in control of how we interact with nature and the footprint we leave behind.

It is open to all TAG members to participate and it will be a public event to maximise exposure to the arts and involve them in the creative process and artists at work.

It is to be a Dogma event, and participants must operate within these guidelines:

Project Ground Rules:

  • Find your own space in the forest to work in.
  • Using only material found in the forest. (Do NOT bring anything from outside to the forest).
  • Do not break branches off any trees, use only debris found on the forest floor.
  • The only tools allowed will be a pen-knife and a small chisel.
  • No paper, no paints, no twine (can snag animals and birds)
  • No interference with squirrel count trials which are currently ongoing in the forest.
  • All scales of work are allowed from the smallest miniature.
  • Large logs and branches which are on the ground must be left undisturbed as they contain whole ecosystems e.g. bugs and beetles and so on.
  • 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 and plants may have preservation orders on them. These must be left undisturbed.
  • Take care not to damage any living thing in the forest.

It is envisaged that the process will be documented with a view to publishing details of the project, perhaps in book form. Please bring your camera and take photos during the day as your art progresses.

Fleeting Forest Art

In Group Exhibition, Tinahely Arts Group on February 13, 2012 at 10:24

The forest changes every minute. Winds blow and leaves fall; animals leave their track; rain comes and washes away…

Shouldn’t art in the forest be just the same? Fleeting?

With this thought in mind, the Tinahely Art Group (TAG) had an idea; To bring together TAG members to create ‘Fleeting Forest Art’. This event will be open to all TAG member to participate in and will be a public event.

TAG’s Fleeting Forest art in Tomnafinogue Woods (Saturday 3rd March from 11 am) will leave art in the woods that is created only using small materials found on the forest floor. No outside materials (apart from pen-knives!) will be brought in, no eco-systems will be disturbed.

The art pieces will be transient, ephemeral… fleeting.