What represents your connection to where you live?

I was reading about an exhibition in the UK where people in a particular community were asked to pick something that represented their relationship to nature. Some picked natural objects, other plastics or rubbish that don’t belong, and others yet selected items with more esoteric connections to their item. Not only did this create a fascinating collection of artefacts, but originated a beautiful collection of stories where participants explained why they chose their item.

So I thought, why not here? And why not our village / home / site / place – this place here and now? 

For me, my greatest connection is Greywood. The house is why I ended up here. It’s a physical representation of my dreams, and a structure beneath which people can create and community can interact. What better place to hold this exhibition?

It’s not an easy question. Especially if you take it seriously – really think it through. But the answer might be poignant or humorous, beautiful or astounding. We want to know – what thing could symbolise a relationship – specifically a relationship to HERE RIGHT NOW? 

And once you’ve thought it over, bring that “thing” or “item” or “object” or “artefact” over to Greywood Arts. Help us create a visual representation of emotional threads. Tell us your story. We promise we’ll keep it safe – whatever it is. And on the May Sunday/Bank Holiday Weekend, we’ll put your object on display – alongside your story. 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Drop off times:
Saturday April 7th 2-4pm
Tuesday April 10th 7-9pm
Can’t make those? No problem – just email creativekilleagh@gmail.com or ring 083 845 1750

When you visit Greywood Arts, we’ll do a short interview about why you selected this artefact, and take your photo with it. You leave your object with us (or if you’re not comfortable with that, you can bring it back for the exhibition). We promise we’ll take great care of anything left in our possession. We will then write up you story and display it alongside your object. You can be credited, or remain anonymous.

Exhibition Opening – Friday May 4th.
This will be followed by a lantern making workshop and torchlight procession up to Glenbower Wood at dusk. A beautiful way to kick of the festival.

The exhibition will be open Saturday May 5th and Sunday May 6th.

Participation is open to anyone old enough to answer “why did you pick this?” We hope to get a great range of ages involved!

neck of the woods 2

 

Pop-up Restaurant Fundraiser for Creative Killeagh!

Greywood Arts invites you to a special event:
The Creative Killeagh Pop-Up Restaurant 
with Comida chef Mike Clery

Join us for a range of food from the local land, wood and sea.
CK Pop-up Resto

Enjoy a drink and some music to raise funds for the Creative Killeagh Community Arts Project and the revival of Killeagh’s May Sunday Festival.

Comida is a collective of different cooks and promoters who have been cooking local, tasty and seasonal grub in and around Cork for the last few years – with pop-ups and tapas nights in the Sirius Arts Centre (Cobh), Cork Cricket Club, Levis’ of Ballydehob and beyond.

Limited places!
Tickets €30 
Includes 3 courses & a drink

Purchase via Eventbrite link
or by contacting creativekilleagh@gmail.com
or 083 845 1750

 

Photo Essay: Glenbower Walks- Síle na Gigh, Aghadoe House + Dovecote by Carol Anne Connolly

On December the 14th the Creative Killeagh artists paid a visit to Glenbower Woods to see the Síle na Gigh and Aghadoe House. This was the second in a series of walks with members of the Killeagh-Inch Historical Group. Thank you to Neville and Seán for bringing us on the excursion.

Some info on Síle na Gigh

Some info on Aghadoe House

Some info on Dovecotes

W O O D S H O P Photos

All set up for the W O O D S H O P Rocking Chair Workshop with Léann Herlihy.

Léann explained a rocking chair could be something far beyond the traditional chair with rockers one imagines. It could even be you sitting on the floor, or something that only carries a feather, or…….  Without too much direction, everyone dove right in, with Léann providing assistance and guidance where required. The room was abuzz with creativity. We paused only for homemade chocolate chip cookies and top ups of tea & coffee.

The amazing interpretations of the rocker: The Body Rocker, a rocker for two, a “uni” rocker, the non-functional but beautiful rocker.

Stay tuned for great video from the workshop & Léann’s artist talk with local Patsy Irwin, who worked here at Greywood during its sawmill days.