Night Lights Art & Design Trail – A night-time walk through the streets of Clonmel
The second edition of the Night Lights Art & Design trail will take in the Switch Project and landmark buildings in Clonmel, covering them with striking light and projected images featuring the best in Digital Arts and Design, including Deirdre Feeney’s magical glass house installation!
Along the way, families and friends can discover quirky moving images in landmark buildings; one might also stop at Professor’s Lonsdale’s lab to find out more about science, art, and technology in this unusual entertaining and educational experience that people of all ages can enjoy!
Pick up a map of the trail at the Main Guard between 6-9pm and join us for an exciting new experience which will make you look at Clonmel in a completely different way. Wrap up appropriately for the weather: warm drinks will be served at the end of the trail. A great night out on the town for all!
Featured Artists Include: Christine Caplice Grinde, Tom Horak, Sarah Buckius, Dónal Ó Céilleachair, Deirdre Feeny, Max Hattler, Josef Bares, Lyn Mather & Brigid Teehan, Jim O’Neill, David Theobald, Maurice Caplice & Paul Kelly and Make-Create-Innovate.
Dónal Ó Céilleachair
Dónal Ó Céilleachair is an Irish Filmmaker based in County Tipperary. He is a graduate of DIT & Trinity College and has studied film and the arts at NYU, School of Visual Arts, Cooper Union and Film/Video Arts in NY. Dónal’s wide-ranging international experience – from across the independent film landscape – includes over 50 fiction, documentary, and experimental films in a diversity of roles over the past 25 years.
Inspired by John Moriarty’s iconic 2005 book INVOKING IRELAND (Áiliu Iath n-hÉrend), this film brings the legendary Poems, or Songs, of Amhairghin* to life for contemporary audiences. This film was commissioned together with seven other films by the Arts Council of Ireland for a special season of Splanc! to celebrate and commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising.
Sarah Buckius is an artist and educator who lives in Santa Cruz, CA (USA). Her creative work incorporates digital video, photography, and performance and has been exhibited nationally and internationally.
Deirdre Feeney completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the Australian National University School of Art, having previously gained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Trinity College Dublin. She has exhibited widely in Australia and internationally, including the Bornholm Art Museum, Denmark, the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan and the Solstice Arts Centre in Navan.
A mixed-media artist, Deirdre Feeney works interchangeably with the translucent material of glass and the projected (moving) image. Using architectural glass structures, she has explored how memory, visualized through constructed images, infiltrates inside and outside, past and present.
Thomas Horak is a photographer, videographer and digital creative leader based in London UK, where he moved in 2010 after studying at the Glasgow School of Art. His Czech, American, and German background influence his work.
Tom frequently explores the beauty that results from cultures unknowingly misunderstanding each other – situations he loves to instigate by translating idioms as literally as possible. The German term for “Lightbulb” is “Glühbirne” which in English would be a poetic “Glowing Pear.” In this piece, Horak takes this literal translation ad absurdum and creates a tree whose glowing pears ripen and drop to the ground as the Scottish sun sets in the background
Christine Caplice Grinde
Christine Caplice Grinde is originally from Clonmel. She is a graduate of Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology and now lives in Norway with her husband and two children. Christine has been running CG Design (www.cgdesign.no) with her husband since 2003. She also works as a freelance designer and project illustrator.
“Order” is a short playful animated musical sequence of notes, letters, and words. What is the meaning of words unless the letters are in “proper” order? If we cannot read the meaning of letters or notes do we not see the beauty in their shapes and forms?
Make-Create-Innovate: An invitation to explore technology creatively
Kate Delaney, founder, holds an M.A. in Music Technology from Queen’s University. Kate began working in the field of creative technology within education and in the course of the past 15 years has been making music, films, animations, and everything in between. Kate has become increasingly interested in using technology in a way that allows learners to design and create and to be themselves, whilst gaining a deeper understanding of how technology works and how they learn within this process.
The team behind Make-Create-Innovate bring more than 30 years of experience working with groups at all stages of learning. From early school leavers and young offenders to teachers at all levels with decades of experience, the goal remains the same: to invite learners to engage with technology and with their own creativity, to encourage them to delve into and develop their innate curiosity in learning new skills, by adopting a beginner’s mind-set and modelling experimentation and be as interested about what is happening as the learner.