The premise for this residency is to allow this intergenerational group of artists time to consider their art practice in our rural surrounding. Image left Charles Tyrrell, A1. The Bealtaine Festival takes place each May. The word Bealtaine is still used in the Irish language and translates as the month of May. Chaired by Linda Shevlin. Join us on May 18th at 2 pm for an event with the artists and Linda Shevlin. Presented in partnership with Wexford Arts Department, the artists will discuss their practice and the experience of working in Wexford in the context of this residency and there will also be an opportunity for critical engagement with the artists. We are running a limited number of one on one mentoring sessions for artists with the residents. Email this along with 5 images of recent work and a statement to email lindashevlin. Sessions will last approximately 45 minutes and places are very limited so applying will not guarantee a place.
Bealtaine Festival 2018
Bealtaine is a month long festival in May featuring performances, exhibitions, discussions, workshops and readings by artists working in different art forms all over Ireland. Bealtaine Festival engages people from all over Ireland to foster and inspire creativity among older people and to promote the skills, experiences and exposure that can lead to a rich creative life. You can enjoy all that Bealtaine has to offer whether you are an audience member, an artist, or participating in creative projects in your community.
Visitors can travel back in time this weekend and witness some epic battle scenes at the 8th annual 'Bealtaine' Celtic Festival. Bealtaine means May in the Irish language. Although the Luxembourg Guides and Scouts Association organise the event, they are supported by the Department of Nature and the Environment. Roughly 60 volunteers are involved in the organisation of the event. Groups involved in the festival, who showcase traditional arts and crafts, try to do so in the most authentic and historically accurate way. With part of the program dedicated to the staging of exhibition battles, the Celts took on the Romans on Saturday. The Bealtaine Festival will continue on Sunday from 11am, with organisers estimating that around 6, visitors will attend the second day of the weekend event. Sport Local International.
For the next three years, the Bealtaine festival celebrates the theme of hospitality, hosting, generosity and welcome! The Bealtaine festival would not be possible without the support of our funders and presenting partners. We bring together artists and people from all over Ireland and across generations to support a rich creative life for all older people, while supporting the work and careers of older artists.