Date(s) - 13/09/2019 - 15/09/2019
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
A Travelling Lab celebrating the islands natural and cultural landscapes by Lay of the Land
Island culture is rooted in the idea that the land has always provided. From the depths of the bogland to the far reaches of the sea there are stories in every nook and cranny. Stories that honour the natural resources abundant in the landscape and encapsulate the industrious nature of islanders.
Sparked by the “community within communities” aspect of Arranmore Island and the unifying force of shared heritage, Lay of the Land will create an art piece that will encapsulate these elements of island life.
Lay of the Land will spend two weeks in residence on the island gathering plant material, learning old ways of bygone industries, and engaging with the rich heritage of Arranmore. Through storytelling, conversations and research the artists will capture and catalogue their findings using their lab, enlivening the connection between culture and land.
The lab will travel to three locations on the island over the weekend of 13-15 September. The public are invited to come and share their knowledge and experiences while foraging for plants to make inks and dyes.
Over the weekend the stories will be recorded. Each contribution will be marked by the gesture of tying a knot, thus creating a collective art piece that signifies shared experiences.
13th – 15th September
Supported by the Arts Council.
Visit www.layoftheland.ie over the coming weeks for schedules + Lab Locations.