Visual Arts

Artists Discussion at the Visual Arts Launch of Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival 2020

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Virtual Open Submission Exhibition
Narrating the New Normal


“If you look at the great traumatising events of the past – world wars, global emergencies of different kinds
– artists have always responded.” Frances Morris director of Tate Modern.
In this strange year, our Open Submission will be shown in a Virtual 3D Gallery.
These days our ability to access information and experiences is limited by bandwidth rather than geographic location, so you can visit the gallery here LINK, but if you have a weak signal the gallery may not work as well and you can view a tour here, along with the video works from the show.

Narrating the New Normal

Virtual Open Submission Exhibition

Artists Ignite

You can also take a tour of the accompanying art trail around Birr town. 

Click here for the map! 

NOW ONLINE www.birrtheatre.com/visualarts Showcasing the work of local professional artists, with an accompanying art trail in Birr town. 

Once Upon a Time - Therry Rudin and Patricia Hurl

ONCE UPON A TIME – IN A TIME OF COVID19

We did a month’s residency in the Laundry, in St Finbarr’s Hospital, Cork, some years ago. During the process, we spoke with elderly long-term patients about memories of washing, mending, ironing, folding and ordering sheets.
Now in the time of Covid19, and in lockdown ourselves, we revisited this short film which has never been seen publicly. In the artwork, the sewing needle is utilized to unravel past histories. We realized that this short performance perfectly expresses the grief of this ‘New Time’.

Haemostra - Jacinta Moore

Helen McMahon - Polychromatic Shadows - interactive walk through light exhibition, currently posponed!

A day of Plein Air Painting at the beautiful Birr Castle Gardens with Artist Jock Nichol.

Numbers are strictly limited for a safe and enjoyable experience.

Book now: birrvintageweekarts@gmail.com

Virtual Open Submission Exhibition
Narrating the New Normal

“If you look at the great traumatising events of the past – world wars, global emergencies of different kinds
– artists have always responded.” Frances Morris director of Tate Modern.


In this strange year, our Open Submission will be shown in a Virtual 3D Gallery

A Selection of work from previous years of Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival

Birr | Co Offaly | Ireland
email: vintageweek.birr@gmail.com
Phone: 086 192 3089
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