Yeats Day June 09th -13th 2016

LILYLOLLY CRAFTFEST

EVENT DETAILS


All events are free unless otherwise stated

Thursday 26 May

6pm Festival Launch & Exhibition opening

The Model, The Mall
Thread Song - an Exhibition of Textiles by members of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland. This exhibition commemorates the life and work of Nobel Prize-winning poet, William Butler Yeats, one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature.
Exhibition continues until 3 July.

Monday 30 May - 27 June

SELECTED WORKS Exhibition by Textile Collective
The Atrium, Nazareth Care Village.
A diverse and exciting body of work showcasing the artist’s individual expression.
Exhibition continues until 27 June.


Wednesday 1 June

Susie Sullivan & Ian Carty In a World of Their Own
The Cat & The Moon, Castle Street
Award winning fibre artist Susie Sullivan gets her inspiration from Irish culture, myths and fairy tales and the wild surrounding of her home in the mountains of Mayo.
Ian Carty creates beautiful ceramic art vessels which experiment with materials and explore surface, texture and colour. Discover a selection of his unique pieces which celebrate the complex and beautiful interactions of clay, glaze and smoke.


Thursday 2 June

6pm Opening of the Exhibition

A Terrible Beauty is Born
Hamilton Gallery, Castle Street
An exhibition featuring the work of over 70 of Ireland's contemporary visual artists, responding to W.B. Yeats’ poem ‘Easter, 1916’.


Thursday 9 June

6pm Petticoat EXHIBITION

Teach Ban Gallery, Drumcliffe
An exhibition of new work informed by the contribution of women to the social, economic and political life in Ireland in the early 20th century.
The exhibition is a contemporary interpretation of traditional textile techniques and will be opened by Julie Griffith. Exhibition continues until 30 June.

 

Saturday 11th June

12 – 2pm Meet the Maker:
Made in Sligo Craft & Design Demonstrations
Hearts Desire Barista Bar, Stephen Street Carpark

6pm Official Opening of Lily Lolly Craftfest
& ”Legacy” National Fine Art Print exhibition
Hyde Bridge Gallery, The Yeats Society Building, Hyde Bridge
Winners of the Legacy Fine art print competition will be presented with prizes by Caitríona Yeats, the granddaughter of W.B. Yeats. The ‘Legacy’ exhibition and print competition has been established in partnership with the Western Development Commission and Sligo County Council arts Service, to honour Susan Yeats in this
the 150th anniversary of her birth in Sligo.

Monday 13th June

7.30pm A Cuala Songbook
Lily Lolly: Yeats and Sisters
by Darina Gallagher
The Factory Performance Space, Lr. quay Street
A Cuala Songbook looks at the life and work of WB Yeats through the poetry, plays and songs published
by his sisters Lily and Lolly Yeats in their publishing company Cuala Press.


Tuesday 14 June

6.30pm Official Opening of St Angela's College BA in Textiles, Fashion and Design with Business Management Graduate Exhibition
The Factory Performance Space, Lr. quay Street
Official Launch of the Exhibition with guest speakers. Students will exhibit their graduate fashion collections and design notebooks. Come and meet the designers to talk about their work and the stories behind their collections. Exhibition runs from 13 - 17 June.


Wednesday 15 June

7-9.30pm Exploring Texturing and Structure in Fashion, Textile and Product Design
St. Angela’s College, Lough Gill
Join award winning fashion designer Rebecca Marsden for a hands on evening of material manipulation and textile development, exploring texture and structural form.
No experience necessary. For bookings please contact Ursula 0719135659 or uoshea@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

8pm Lily and Lolly - the Japanese Connection
Talk by Sean Golden
The Factory Performance Space, Lr. quay Street
Lily Yeats was interested in Buddhism for its affinities with Sligo folklore while Lolly Yeats published texts advocating Japanese brushwork for children. Both sisters worked closely with Pamela Colman Smith whose studies of Japanese art influenced their aesthetic. The Japanese connection is a little-explored facet of Lily’s and Lolly’s craft work.


Thursday 16 June

6pm Michael Kennedy Ceramic Demo & Workshop

The Factory Performance Space, Lr. quay Street

Friday 17 June

10 – 1pm Introduction to Hand Dyeing Workshop with Emer Maher Dowling
St. Angela’s College, Lough Gill
Learn to apply colour and pattern to fabrics and yarn through a variety of dyeing techniques. Create your own uniquely dyed fabrics and yarns for your textile, fashion and craft projects.
An introductory level workshop from age 12 upwards -
10 places only. Sponsored by St. Angela’s College.
For bookings please contact Ursula 0719135659 or uoshea@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

2-5pm Textile Art Workshop
with Dr. Kathryn Mc Sweeney
St. Angela’s College, Lough Gill
Create art pictures using appliqué techniques, hand embroidery and free machine embroidery. Suitable for beginners (young adults and adults). Sponsored by St. Angela's College.
For bookings please contact Ursula 0719135659 or uoshea@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

3.30pm & 4.30pm Myth and Magic: Storytelling and Art
Hamilton Gallery. Castle Street
"Come away, oh Human Child". Join Fantasy Illustrator Wayne O Connor in an Art workshop inspired by Irish Mythology that in turn so greatly inspired Yeats. Learn about the ways of the Sidhe, the ancient Faerie Folk and learn how to draw them.

6pm Eddie Shanahan in Conversation
with Designers - Leonie Cornelius, Martina Hamilton, Joseph Martin, Rebecca Marsden and Ashleigh Smith
The Factory Performance Space, Lr. quay Street
Eddie Shanahan is Chairperson of the Council of Irish Fashion Designers, a director of the Leitrim Design House and a member of the Industry Advisory Board at the Limerick School of Art & Design. He specialises in business and product development for the fashion, craft, home wares and retail sectors.

 

Saturday 18 June

10 -5pm Day 1 - Kenmare Lace Masterclass & Workshop with Nora Finnegan 
Nazareth Care Village
Make a sampler including Brussels Point, Chord stitch, Pop and Shell stitch with Kenmare lace expert Nora Finnegan. Participants will complete a floral piece using these stitches. The more experienced lace makers will advance to more complicated filling stitches and grounds. Charge €10 per day per participant.
For Bookings please contact Jackie 087 2796635.

12noon & 2pm art beat with Fiona Gillan
Hamilton Gallery, Castle Street
Drop in art class for children 4yrs to 12yrs. €10 per child.

1 – 4pm Woodland Wonders
with Shailagh Healy. Nature forays in the Peace Park.
Followed by Children’s Creative Workshop (+8 yrs) – Hawk’s Well Theatre, Temple Street
Children’s creative workshop in the Hawk’s Well Theatre, suitable for children aged 8yrs+. Take a wander in the local landscape to discover its unique history and diverse eco-system. Together we explore knowledge of "wild" foods, the mythical and practical mysteries of trees and the plant and mushroom communities that grow below their canopy. €10 per child. Booking required, please contact Catherine 086 8424969.

SELECTED WORKS Exhibition
by Textile Collective
The Atrium, Nazareth Care Village
A diverse and exciting body of work showcasing the artist’s individual expression.

12 – 3pm Textile Collective - Meet the Maker
The Atrium, Nazareth Care Village


Sunday 19 June

10 – 5pm Day 2 - Kenmare Lace Masterclass/Workshop

with Nora Finnegan - The Atrium, Nazareth Care Village
For Bookings please contact Jackie 087 2796635.

1.30pm – Daughters of Emer - a story of Lily & Lolly Yeats
The Model, The Mall
A reading by Sandra O’Malley & Margaret Kilcoyne.
Adapted and directed by John Carty.


Tuesday 21 June

10.30 - 2.30pm Primary Colours Exhibition and workshops

Hyde Bridge Gallery, The Yeats Society Building, Hyde Bridge
Primary Colours is an exciting children’s art education programme developed around the primary school visual arts curriculum. The programme is delivered by a panel of practicing artists on behalf of Sligo County Council Arts Service. Booking open to all primary school groups. 3rd – 6th class. Please contact Catherine 086 8424969.

2.30 - 4pm Mono Printing Workshop for Adults with Catherine Fanning –
Hyde Bridge Gallery, The Yeats Society Building, Hyde Bridge
Experiment with the art of mono printing using a range of found and organic materials. No printing experience required. The workshop is supported by Sligo County Council Arts Service. Booking required as places are limited. Please contact Catherine 086 8424969.


Wednesday 22 June

10.30 - 2.30pm Primary Colours Exhibition and workshops
Hyde Bridge Gallery, The Yeats Society Building, Hyde Bridge
Booking required, contact Catherine 086 8424969.
 

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Starts: June 09th -13th 2016

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