Muine Bheag Arts is delighted to present Hee-haw said the donkey – a new performance work by Rory Mullen. You are invited to join the artist on a semi-fictional tour through historical sites around the town of Muine Bheag on Sunday 1 August at 2pm.
This is a free event. Book your ticket here
Rory Mullen is an Irish artist based in London. His practice includes performance, installation, writing and set design. He graduated with an MFA in Fine Art from the University of Salford, Manchester in 2016 and a BA in Fine Art from the Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork in 2012.
Recent projects include: collaboration with fashion designer Matty Bovan, London Fashion Week, 2017, London Design Biennale, Somerset House 2017, and exhibitions at Catalyst Arts Gallery, Belfast, 2019, Kilkenny Arts Office Gallery, 2019 and Holden Gallery, Manchester, 2018
This event is part of the Grass Roots programme which runs from 30 July – 29 August. Grass Roots is the first public programme initiated by artist-run organisation Muine Bheag Arts. Grass Roots refers to the act of self-organising, nurturing ideas and facilitating dialogue on a local level. The programme embeds itself deep into the soil of the community, cultivating growth from the roots up.
Grass Roots is situated in public spaces throughout Muine Bheag, Co. Carlow. Sprawling across the fields, river banks and buildings it utilises the town’s infrastructure to host a temporary network of offsite projects, public interventions and events.
The programme includes contributions from Bog Cottage, Saidhbhín Gibson, Carl Giffney, Mary O’Leary, Nollaig Molloy, Rory Mullen, Cliodhna Timoney and Katie Watchorn. The artists were invited to respond to Muine Bheag and the rural context as a space of artistic production. The works examine and investigate notions of the land, craft, industry, community and place.
This programme is kindly supported by Creative Ireland.