Threading the Táin | Artist Project at An Táin Arts Centre


Threading the Táin | Artist Project at An Táin Arts Centre Date/Time
Date(s) - 23/04/2022 - 11/06/2022

An Táin Arts Centre





An Táin Arts Centre are delighted to announce Threading the Táin, an inter-county community, visual arts, textile project where 5 tapestries were created to celebrate the Táin Bó Cúailnge.

Funded by Creative Ireland and produced by An Táin Arts Centre in association with Creative Spark, each tapestry depicts a scene from the great epic that relates to each of the five counties that the Táin March Festival march through every year, namely Roscommon, Longford, Westmeath, Meath and Louth.

Louth based Sophie Coyle is the lead artist on the project and has worked closely with a textile artist and project facilitator in each county who have guided a group of community sewers in creating each tapestry. When placed together the five tapestries will portray the overall story of the Táin, while each piece will also stand alone as an individual artwork to be enjoyed. The textile artists within each county are Frances Crowe – Roscommon, Catherine Gray – Longford, Claire Delabre – Westmeath, Ina Olohan – Meath and Una Curley – Louth. 40 volunteers have been engaged across the five counties and a variety of textile techniques have been used in the creation of the tapestry including appliqué, embroidery, quilting and hand dyeing.

The Tapestry can be viewed from Saturday 23rd April to Saturday 11th of June at An Táin Arts Centre.


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