My name is Lisa Cahill and I’m one of the artists involved in Creative Killeagh.

Following a creative movement session with the Monday Club in February, I noticed how intrigued and excited I felt in the act of listening. Listening to personal stories and reflections about May Sundays gone by, but also about the place of Glenbower Wood.

I felt drawn to Glenbower Wood and wanted to get to know this place a little more.

I had a need to spend time in the Wood myself, at different times of the day, listening, exploring, walking and climbing, feeling, sitting, looking closely, smelling and a little tasting.

I had a need to spend time with others in the wood – spending time, noticing, sensing, exploring together and alone. The development of the sensory trails evolved from these curiosities – a sensory trail – a meeting along a path, to engage with this place and environment in playful and sensorially delightful ways.

Selected images 1 sensory trail

I am interested in expanding the possibilities of how we feel, see, hear, touch and taste this place. I am interested in meeting this Woodland in ways that might offer the opportunity to meet and experience this environment through the fullness of our body (senses), mind (our thinking brain) and heart (the enjoyment of play amongst the trees).

Through my artistic practice, I engaged not only with the five traditional senses of touch, taste, smell, hearing and sight, but also kinaesthesia and proprioception – which are the senses related to the movement of our bodies. I also include the heart as a sensory organ. (Mark Chandlee Taylor, Senses and Perception, 2017)

The sensory delights continue with a return indoors to Greywood Arts for some ‘made with love’ baking.

Returning indoors to drinks and buns at Greywood Arts
Following the trail outside, the senses delight in a warm drink and a delicious blueberry bun.

Upcoming Sensory Trails take place on Saturday 7th April at 10.30am and Wednesday 11th April at 5.30pm. Please book your place, as it is really useful and helpful to know who will be attending.

Sensing Place 3

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