Date(s) - 02/08/2019 - 05/08/2019
12:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Enniscorthy Arts Trail is back again this August Bank Holiday Weekend to coincide with the Enniscorthy Rockin’ Food Festival 2019.
This unique and very successful project, established in 2018, sees selected vacant buildings in Enniscorthy town transformed and offered to artists as gallery spaces, workshop hubs and cultural centres during the August Bank Holiday weekend alongside the immensely successful Rockin’ Food Festival.
During the Enniscorthy Arts Trail artists are given spaces to creativity showcase their work, host a workshop or creative event, paired with other artists and working together to bring high quality creative events to Enniscorthy over the course of the August bank holiday weekend sharing the buzz and enjoying the crowd brought to you throughout the Rockin’ Food Festival weekend, carefully organised by project manager, Nadia Corridan.
A number of vacant buildings throughout Enniscorthy’s Slaney Street and Castle Street will be given a new lease of life and are to be filled with creativity from Friday 2nd August until Monday 5th August with gallery spaces open from 12-4pm daily. The spaces are also due to host art workshops in printmaking, creative process and creative performance with artists, Cathy Reid, Aiseling Noone and Karmel Daly.
This year will also see the return of the Doodle Studio where members of the public are welcome to come to relax and create at their leisure with children’s workshops free of charge facilitated throughout the weekend by exhibiting artists Noreen King Urban and Michelle Colfer at the Church Institute.
These buildings, which have lain dormant for a number of months, will welcome visitors along with existing premises in Enniscorthy town such as the Presentation Arts Centre which currently hosts a solo show by artist Larry Dunne and will host a number of events this weekend including; ‘Culchie Warriors’ a comedy event brought to you by Father Ted’s Joe Rooney and Patrick McDonnald and the Sunday Café open from 12-4pm on Sunday 4th. The Wilds Café will host a solo exhibition of work by the E.A.T featured artist 2019, Corrina Fitzgibbon and the beautiful St.Mary’s Church will play host to a number of performance events from Nik Meyers, Sam Ali and Noel Quaid & the Low Pressure Systems on Sunday 4th.
The Enniscorthy Arts Trail prioritizes the promotion of artists work and offers an opportunity to engage with the community and visiting population with the display of the artist’s works and the opportunity for creative engagement such as talks and workshops bringing artists from across the country together. Other exhibiting artists at the E.A.T include; Elayne O’Connor, The Tuesday Painters, Marie Nolan, Angie Duigan, Aoife Banville, Rachel Clarke, Elinor Sherwood, Marja van Kampen, Zane Sutra, Cory Williams, Anne Martin Walsh, Martina Furlong, and Oonagh Latchford, in spaces curated by Lisa Byrne.
The Enniscorthy Arts Trail would like to thank the Wexford County Council, John Kavanagh, William Doyle Nicola Halford and Mary O’Leary of Sherry Fitzgerrald O’Leary Kinsella and all our patrons and sponsors for their continued support and interest in the project. The Enniscorthy Art trail is an artist’s lead initiative proudly supported by Wexford County Council Arts Department.
Please visit the Enniscorthy Arts Trail Facebook Page or Weekend Box Office, open 12pm Friday 2nd August, for information on exhibiting artists and booking workshop places.