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Childrens Art Competition

In Tinahely Arts Group, Uncategorized on July 29, 2014 at 14:54

poster childrens art
We had a great response to our art competition for local schools. There were over 250 entries. The schools who participated were : Tinahely NS. Kilcommon, Crossbridge and Coolafancy. The work is colourful and energetic. Thanks to the Courthouse for opening on Monday and helping us hang the exhibition. Maggie said they never had as many paintings on show. So be sure to get down and see it from Thursday 31st July to Sat 2nd of August. The prize giving will be on Sunday 3rd of August at 4.00. If you come to see it on Sat or Sun don’t forget to look at TAG members art outside the courthouse. Some of the members will be painting.

Some of the hard working judges and hangers !

Some of the hard working judges and hangers !







Avril checking the votes...

Avril checking the votes…



Culture Night Celebrations

In Culture Night, Sheep Flock, Tinahely Arts Group on September 11, 2012 at 08:34

Culture Night is not restricted to urban centres – a unique, and highly interactive, Culture Night experience will be on offer in the picturesque town of Tinahely in South Wicklow this September 21st. Spearheaded by the local arts group, TAG, this small town will host a shop-window art exhibition featuring work in sculpture, textiles, light, paint and a plethora of other media. Temporary two- and three-dimensional artwork, as well as performance and projected images, will explore through both English and Irish text the contemporary and historical story of this distinctive village. An interactive demonstration of thrown pottery will take place, featuring Christien Van Bussel, a Dutch ceramicist and woodturner now resident in the area. For children,
there will be a giant, 3-D interactive game of “Hangman”. The beloved Tinahely Sheep Flock – a site-specific installation which has been an annual fixture since 2010 and showcases the diverse talents of the TAG members – will return to the market square on Culture Night too, and this year the public will have a chance to
participate by creating their own sheep on blackboards, assisted by members of the group.

The Culture Night festivities will spill over into the weekend, as TAG present an arts and crafts fair on Sunday 23rd September from 11am at the Tinahely Farm Shop (recently voted one of the Irish Times 50 Best Shops in Ireland). The wonderful Courthouse Arts Centre will also be open on Culture Night (www.tinahely-courthouse.ie). So, just over an hour’s drive from Dublin, Tinahely is undoubtedly the place to be this Culture Night. Events will all take place in and around Dwyer Square in the centre of the village, starting at 5pm, and are free of charge.

Details on how to get there, where to stay, and what else to do during your visit (not forgetting this is one of the best walking hubs in Leinster) can all be found at www.tinahely.ie.

Culture Night is a Temple Bar Cultural Trust initiative in partnership
with the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and
Wicklow Local Authorities. www.culturenight.ie

Catalogue of Tinahely Sheep Flock

In Postcard, Sheep Flock, Tinahely Arts Group on May 28, 2012 at 13:59

The Tinahely Sheep Flock Catalogue makes it easier for you to identify the sheep, their names, their makers and not least their location.

Click here to download: TAG – Tinahely Sheep Flock Exhibition Catalogue 2012

Sheep postcards are on sale in Chamber’s Gala shop, at The Tinahely Farm Shop, Symes Newsagent and at D’Lish Coffee Shop.

Launch Of Tinahely Sheep Flock

In Sheep Flock, Tinahely Arts Group on April 22, 2012 at 18:34

The Tinahely Sheep Flock 2012 was launched on April 14th and will be on display in the village of Tinahely until Culture Night on Friday September 21st. A handful of the sheep will make an appearance at Art In Action at Farmleigh at the May Bank Holiday weekend. They will also make an appearance at the Wicklow Arts Festival 2012.




Tinahely Sheep Flock 2012

In Sheep Flock, Tinahely Arts Group on April 8, 2012 at 13:39

The Tinahely Arts Group are busy preparing for the launch of the Tinahely Sheep Flock in connection with the Walking Festival taking place on April 13th, 14th and 15th. Yesterday saw the beginning of the assembly of the sheep and their logs.

Sheep preparation by members
of Tinahely Arts Group 2012

There will be more activity on Wednesday as the sheep will start to move into their summer homes. On Saturday April 14th at 4.00 pm we launch the sheep officially on Dwyer Square and we hope you will join us!

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!

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.

Tinahely Culture Night 2011

In Group Exhibition, Sheep Flock, Tinahely Arts Group on September 27, 2011 at 13:55

The Tinahely Arts Group would like to thank you for joining us in celebrating Culture Night in Tinahely and not least our successful Arts & Craft Fair on Sunday too.

Arts & Craft Fair

In Art & Craft Fair, Tinahely Arts Group on September 17, 2011 at 00:16

Culture Night 2011

In Tinahely Arts Group on September 5, 2011 at 16:45

Free Entertainment, Discovery & Adventure is on the agenda in Tinahely, Co. Wicklow. The village will be bursting at the seams for Culture Night 2011, with a diversity of events promised for all on Friday, 23 September, 2011, throughout the day and night.

The doors will be open to all at a variety of venues and you are invited to sample some wonderful performances.
TAG are kicking off with the sheep flock gathering on the Market Square.

The Tinahely Sheep Flock
We will be rounding up and bring the sheep together in the centre of the town, as a focal point for the cultural activities planned for the weekend.  The Sheep have been out and about on the roads, walks and public areas all summer and were featured on RTE’s “Nationwide”.

Story Bear – Puppet Show at 5.30pm.
Story Bear loves stories and helps puppeteer Niamh Lawlor tell and draw you one, if you promise to help! An intimate, interactive story-telling session suitable for a family audience (7 – 9 year olds the ideal age group) from award winning Puca Puppets.

TAG Art & Craft Exhibition at 7.00 pm
We will also open a Culture Night TAG Art Exhibition at the Riverside Business Centre, Tinahely at 7.00 PM with diverse pieces representing most members and hope to see you there.

Bronze Casting Demonstration at 8.oopm
A spectacular Bronze Casting Demonstration is organised by TAG on the lawn of The Courthouse Arts Centre, by sculptors Niall O’Neill and Padraig McGoran. It should be quite spectacular as the evening draws in.

GIG – Caroline Moreau at 9pm
French chanteuse Caroline Moreau performs at the Courthouse. Booking essential: www.tinahely-courthouse.ie

Barbershop on Dwyer Square: There will be a surprising art installation in the windows of the currently empty Barbershop on Dwyer Square for passers-by to enjoy.

AND there will be a surprise…  plus other cultural activities in and around the square.

The TAG Arts Fair is being held at The Farm Shop, Shillelagh Road, Tinahely from 11 – 5 on Sunday September 25th.