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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.

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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

TAG at The Show

In Group Exhibition on August 1, 2012 at 12:36

We are delighted to have been invited to exhibit at the Tinahely Agricultural Show this August Bank Holiday Monday 6th, 2012 where we will exhibit a small selection of work by TAG members.

You can find us in the wonderful Agri & Garden Tent where we have kindly been allocated an area for our work.

We will also have a handful of our Art Sheep on display in the sheep pens. Hopefully the judges of the sheep will be as generous this year as they were last year, where they gave the exhibited sheep 1st prizes all round.

We look forward to seeing you at The Show!

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.








Tinahely Ewes Are Lambing

In Group Exhibition, Sheep Flock, Tinahely Arts Group on April 13, 2011 at 15:01

The lambing season is an anxious time for farmers and artist alike at the moment, but all the artists seem to be getting on with it now that the holes are drilled and the logs are ordered for the display. Judging by the wonderful happy jumping spring lambs in the fields surrounding us, the farmers are doing just fine too.

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.