Friday, February 9, 2018

Roscommon International Fibre Art Festival 2018


Roscommon International Fibre Art Festival 2018

TAPESTRY EXHIBITIONS

INTERCONNECTIONS Thursday May 3
This exhibition of woven tapestries is a collaboration between Irish and Scottish artists.  The exhibition will run as a biennial event with invited artists.
Irish Artists:  Frances Crowe/ Roscommon Curator. Terry Dunne / Wexford. Angela Forte/Dublin. Mary Cuthbert/ Dublin.
Scottish Artists: Joan Baxter Curator, John Brennan, Elizabeth Radcliffe, Amanda Gizzi.
Venue: The Long hall, King House, Boyle, County Roscommon.
Opening times: The exhibition will be open to the public from the 4th -24th May during normal King House opening hours.
Reception: Thursday May 3rd. at 7pm.
Guest speaker: Mary Grehan, Author and Arts in Health Curator, Children’s Hospital Group Dublin.

FATE, DESTINY and SELF DETERMINATION Friday May 4
An international collaborative tapestry installation, conceived and curated by Canadian artist Line Dufour.
Timelines: An Irish collaborative tapestry project.
Venue: Roscommon County Council, Aras on Chontae, Ardnanagh, Roscommon.
Opening times:  8th – 25th May, Monday – Friday during office hours
Opening Reception: Friday 4th May at 7 pm with speakers and invited guests.

TAPESTRY SYMPOSIUM

Saturday May 5

VENUE: Roscommon County Council, Aras on Chontae,
                Ardnanagh,  Roscommon.

MORNING
10am:    Exhibition tour and talk with Canadian artist and collaborator                                Line Dufour.
11am:    Tea/coffee
11.30:    Power point presentations and symposium with Joan Baxter, Internationally renowned Scottish artist. Anet Brusgaard, Director of the European Tapestry Forum, Denmark. Pascal de Connick, owner of Dancing Threads studio Cork, and curator of the Timeline project. Line Dufour, founder and manager of FDSD. Other names to be confirmed. Q and A session.
1-2         light lunch of soup and sandwiches.
AFTERNOON
2-5        WORKSHOP – WEAVING GREEN part 1 (part 2 on Sunday afternoon)
A workshop for people with some experience of tapestry, presented by Scottish artist-weavers Joan Baxter and John Brennan. This 7 hour practical workshop, over two afternoons, explores the colour Green in weave, drawing inspiration from nature and historic tapestries.
Cost: €120.00 Materials and equipment provided on loan, to purchase or please bring your own.

Sunday May 6
MORNING
10am        Meet at the County council building. Bus to King House Boyle, County Roscommon to view the tapestry exhibition INTERCONNECTIONS 2.
11am        Exhibition tour with the artists leading discussion about the pieces in the exhibition and their varied approaches to their work..
12 noon    Tea/coffee/snacks.

AFTERNOON
1pm-5pm  WORKSHOP – WEAVING GREEN continues.

Roscommon International Fibre Art Festival 2018

Tapestry Symposium

TAPESTRY WORKSHOP – WEAVING GREEN
with Joan Baxter and John Brennan

Dates and Venues:
Saturday 5th May 2 – 5 pm at Roscommon County Council, Aras on Chontae, Ardnanagh, Roscommon.
Sunday 6th May   1 – 5 pm upstairs room at King House, Boyle, Co Roscommon.
This 7 hour practical workshop, over two afternoons, is aimed at those with some experience of tapestry. In it we intend to explore the colour green first of all through approaches to mixing colour and then looking at ways we can apply these colours to interpreting foliage forms into tapestry.  We will draw our inspiration from nature and historic tapestries. Every plant has a pattern…..how its branches break from the stem, the shapes of leaves and patterns of bark. Understanding the pattern is a good way to simplify the form for tapestry. We will look at the sometimes quite abstract solutions used to interpret foliage by the weavers of historic tapestries.
Maximum number of participants: 20
What to bring:
If possible students should bring their own frames, ready warped at 3, 3.5 or 4 warps to the cm. (Nos.12/12 or 12/9 warp) and 14 – 20 cms wide. We can lend frames and provide warp if required.
We will be providing some weft yarns for use in the workshop, but please bring a green stash of your own too.

Cost: €120.00 Materials and equipment provided on loan, to purchase or please bring your own.

RSVP francrowe@eircom.net

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