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Thankfully Deirdre is now back in action after a week of being ill. but she is certainly making up for lost time and things are developing fast. In fact we have put out a call for enthusiastic and keen knitters to collaborate with her and each other during her time here in the Arts Office space.
Using up-cycled wool, innovative re-design techniques, cups of tea, biscuits, lots of chat and instruction from Deirdre the group will create a collaborative piece of work. Deirdre will provide instruction on design outcome and will facilitate the group on a weekly basis over a five week period. We have had a fantastic response to this call and are really looking forward to next week and if things continue like this we may have to add a second night to the knitting activity. (we are still open to knitters signing up, mary.butler@kilkennycoco.ie) We are intending to unveil the finished piece publicly on the evening of December 11th.
Deirdre has also had meetings with three individuals who will be joining her next week as interns and will work with her on a weekly basis for the duration of the residency. This is a fantastic opportunity for the interns and lots of learning and skill sharing will go on no doubt. We look forward to introducing them in the near future.
As Arts Officer I am absolutely delighted with how inclusive the residency is proving to be already and there’s plenty more to come… so watch this space

START DATE: We are inviting the group to meet at 7pm on the evening of the 11th of November where Deirdre will introduce you to the project. This is your opportunity to interact and share skills and to learn new techniques in a highly innovative area of the visual arts.

If you have any queries or are interested in being part of this group please e mail mary.butler@kilkennycoco.ie or call 056 7794138 on or before 9th November 2011.

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Art at No. 76

The aim and focus of the Art Residency at No. 76 is to enable the successful applicant to research and develop their practice. Other aims of the residency are to: give insights into how and why artists create their work, build relationships and further promote the Arts, provide an awareness and further appreciation of the Arts, cultivate and develop new audiences. The Kilkenny Arts Office is part of ArtLinks.ie

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