Killruddery Arts


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During her residency Mackey made a type of ‘portrait’ of Killruddery Gardens using scientific methods of distilling plant material to produce different colour samples that represnet the various plants.

This ‘Portrait’ was exhibited in the Mermaid Arts Centre  from the 10th of May 2013. In her artist’s talk at Killruddery on the 26th of April, Christine Mackey demonstrated that her research-based practice is rooted in environmental concerns and the development of meaningful participation. Employing diverse disciplines, subject matter and tactics, Mackey creates work that can generate different kinds of knowledge of place – their hidden histories and ecological formations.

Creative Director Fionnuala Ardee writes; “It was a real pleasure having Christine stay and be part of our enviroment. I found her portrait of the Gardens really moving, in her calm and precise way it felt to me that Christine had channeled the Gardens’ self-portrait by distilling each plants essential colour and assigning each plant its place in a raw kaleidoscope of vibrant hues.’

You can find more information on Christine and her work here, get in touch with her on twitter @christineleitri.

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We invited Nico and Martin to take part in another residency programme with us in 2014.

These two musicians who collaborate to create music, most often aimed at humans of early ages have, been developing a new show; Space.

In July Nico and Martin worked into the fabric of this show and the outcome was delivered in the Grainstore on Sunday the 13th of July. It is our pleasure to have been able to provide a space where they could ignore distractions, develop, and add new songs to their extensive collection of music for all the family.

Nico and Martin also treated Thursday night supper guests to an evening of international tunes. They were centre stage in The Enchanted Garden – Kids Zone at Groove Festival in early July.

You can find out more about Nico & Martin here.



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The Film Festival takes place 19th 20th and 21st September. The full programme is here! Tickets can be brought online here. Or booked in our ticket shop without incurring a booking fee.

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Before the Ball:Woodland Creature Fairy Masks must be worn at the ball! And so Nicole and Shauna have gathered together some materials for you to create your own. You might like to add found woodland materials yourself! Find the workshop in the BOWLING GREEN and you will soon be ready for the ball!

We are told many fairy tale characters live all around Killruddery Gardens! We would love to know where! We hear there is a fairy house in the ANGLES…maybe you can find it? They say it has many doors.

Some of the great fairy tale books were written by The Brothers Grimm. We’ve set up a comfy tent for you to spend some time chilling and listening. The Story Tent can be found near the BEECH HEDGE POND.

More about The Enchanted Garden: This family arts festival was established in 2007 and over the years has been held annually at Killruddery on just one weekend in the Summer Season. It incorporated a playful mix of musical, sculptural, interactive performances all at once, in collaboration with Artists and often with the help of the Arts Council.
This year to spread the fun over the whole season instead of doing one big event we offer a series of nine smaller but boutique ‘Enchanted Garden-like’ events for children and their families. There remains two events in this programme:
Sunday the 10th August – Classic Kids, an interactive, classical concert for kids by the musicians that play at the ball today. This special concert will be held at 11.30 and again at 2.
31st August – The Last of the Summer Fling – a day of playful traditional competitions!

 

P.S: The fairy doors you will find here today, are kindly supplied by Irish Fairy Doors. You can find him regularly at Killruddery Farm Market – (which runs every Saturday 10-4!)

gavin_picGavin Beattie is a Wicklow based Graphic Designer / Illustrator / Screenprint artist. As well as producing his own design and illustration work, Gavin is co-founder of Tiny Little Horse (www.tinylittlehorse.com), a small, design and poster art collective producing limited edition, hand-screenprinted posters and prints. Gavin has also designed CD and record artwork for various bands.

Gavin Beattie has designed and printed a 3 colour, handmade, silkscreen print of Killruddery out of his Greystones studio.

Printed using eco-friendly, water-based inks on 250gsm, recycled Cyclus© paper, this print has been exclusively produced for Killruddery House & Gardens and is strictly limited to 100 signed and numbered prints.

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It is available unframed (will fit a standard IKEA 40 x 50cm frame) or professionally framed by Cherry Lane Gallery using acid-free, archive materials and a hand-applied lime wash from the Killruddery shop.

Unframed: €25
Framed: €90

Further Reading:

sophie and niamhSofie Loscher and Niamh O’Doherty worked in collaboration for the duration of the residency at Killruddery. They met at NCAD where they are currently completing postgraduate programmes in visual art. Their work reflects on how our perspective is framed and directed in the gardens at Killruddery.

Sofie and Niamh were resident artists in Killruddery from May 27th to June 1st as part of The Enchanted Garden – A Family Arts Festival on June 15th and 16th. The Enchanted Garden is supported by The Arts Council and Wicklow Co.Co. It has also been selected and supported by Culture Connects – International Culture Programme, Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union January – June 2013.

Further Reading on Sofie and Niamh:
www.sofieloscher.ie
www.niamhodoherty.com

Read more about the enchanted Garden here

Read more about Killruddery Arts Here

 

 

MonkeyshineLed by Kareen Pennefather and James Jobson, Monkeyshine is an innovative theatrical production company specialising in interactive and audience engaged performances. Established in 1999 the company has evolved from street performance to it’s current incarnation in experimental theatre. They set out with the goal of creating entertaining and interactive characters to perform at outdoor events. These characters soon grew into stories and stories turned into complex worlds. Soon the company was creating theatre experiences that immerse participants in a world of imagination and inspires a childlike excitement and wonderment in audiences of all ages. Originally based in Belfast, the company has been on a long evolutionary journey both creatively and geographically. Monkeyshine moved from Belfast to Co Wicklow in 2005 where there relationship with Killruddery Arts began. They found the cottage in Co. Sligo in 2009 and began to develop the Creation Space. It is in the Creation Space that every aspect of our work is crafted with care and attention to detail.

Most recently, Monkeyshine theatre were resident artists in Killruddery from June 3rd to 7th as part of The Enchanted Garden – A Family Arts Festival on June 15th and 16th. The Enchanted Garden is supported by The Arts Council and Wicklow Co.Co. It has also been selected and supported by Culture Connects – International Culture Programme, Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union January – June 2013.

Further Reading on Monkeyshine:
www.monkeyshinetheatre.com/

Read more about the enchanted Garden here

Read more about Killruddery Arts Here