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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.


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.

Going Walkabout

In Uncategorized on April 30, 2012 at 16:31

The Tinahely Arts Group have been invited to display a handful of our sheep from the Tinahely Sheep Flock at the Art In Action event at Farmleigh this coming May Bank Holiday weekend.

Members of Tinahely Sheep Flock 2012 on lawn of Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely

We encourage you to visit the event at Farmleigh over the weekend, admission is free and more detail can be found here.

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.




Sheep Exhibition Opening

In Sheep Flock on April 10, 2012 at 13:21

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!

Sheep Spring Back Into Action

In Sheep Flock on March 20, 2012 at 15:34

The curious Tinahely Art Sheep Flock has multiplied and re-configured and are bursting to leap into action on the roads in the village yet again after having been nurtured in artists sheds over the winter. The Art Sheep Flock will spring up in Tinahely this April in time to join the annual Trail Walking Festival on April 14th & 15th, 2012. The sheep are created by the members of TAG (Tinahely Arts Group). Each artist, starting from a template, has worked through the winter to create their own individual take on Wicklow’s familiar woolly friends. The results are diverse and quirky while adding a fun dimension to the renowned Walking Festival. The sheep will be “grazing” around the town and surrounding area for the summer and hope to see “ewe”!

The Tinahely Sheep Flock was launched in 2011 and 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.

The flock is celebrating Tinahely’s history as a vibrant market town and will be unveiled  at Market Square, Tinahely on the Festival Weekend, on Saturday April 14th 2012 at 4.00 pm.

We hope to see “ewe”!

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.

Sheep Postcards

In Postcard, Sheep Flock, Tinahely Arts Group on July 30, 2011 at 17:33

The Tinahely Sheep Flock postcards are now on sale in some local shops around the village of Tinahely. So far they can be bought at the Courthouse Arts Centre, The Farm Shop, D’Lish Coffee Shop, Chamber’s Gala and Lugduff Service Station.

We have split the sheep photos up to make 4 different and colourful cards. The cards retail at a price of €1.00 per card and €3.00 for 4 cards. Proceeds will go towards TAG for more fun art projects about Tinahely.

Two Sheep Gone Missing

In Sheep Flock on June 20, 2011 at 19:14

One of the wee lambs and one of the sheep from the Hacketstown Road has gone missing. Have you seen either of these sheep? If you have, please let us know. They are much missed.
This is not a joke, unfortunately.