Following on from the huge success of the launch of the CHANGING TRACKS project on the Greenway in Co Mayo this summer, a two day seminar will take place on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th September.
CHANGING TRACKS is a contemporary visual and digital art project consisting of new temporary outdoor artworks on walking and cycling routes that used to be railway lines, by three international artists, Aideen Barry(IRE) Xevi Bayona(CAT) and Noah Rose (UK). The artworks respond to the former railway lines, their heritage and local environment, considering the railway’s original impact on the community and the environment and examining how the change of use has now impacted on local economies and lifestyles.
CHANGING TRACKS is a partnership project between Mayo County Council (IE) Northamptonshire County Council (UK), and Consortium Transversal, Cultural Activities Network from Catalonia (CAT) and is a recipient of funding from the EU Culture Programme 2007-2013.
The seminar will take place on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th September and is aimed at artists, curators, arts professionals and organisations. During day 1 the CHANGING TRACKS artists will discuss the process of creating the artworks, there will be an independent reflection on the project by Irish Times Art Critic Gemma Tipton, an artist’s case study on developing a career internationally and an open Q&A session with all speakers and project managers from the three regions.
The second day will include a tour of the artworks and finish with extremely useful and practical information and presentations from EU funding experts, with information and advice on accessing EU culture funding and how to write good applications.
This is a free event and all are welcome. Booking is essential. For full programme and to book contact Gaynor Seville, Public Art Co-ordinator via firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel 094 904 7561.
For further information on CHANGING TRACKS see www.changingtracks.eu