Art Exhibition – Long Walk – May 2018

Art as Exchange (AAEX) is an open group of local artists who have been meeting regularly for almost 2 years now in order to exchange ideas, socialise, collaborate and develop public art projects. Public participatory art projects include representations at Drogheda Arts Festival 2017 & 2018, Creative Spark National Drawing Day 2017 & 2018, and First Fortnight (Inside Out). Group internally we focused on Hands-on Gatherings and created a Large Scale Mural.

This year the group decided to seek an opportunity to showcase individual members’ art practices in our first group exhibition, which will also host a number of workshops for various ages for the public to get involved.

In the spirit of trying to get out of the gallery and into the community we are delighted to avail of the community space at the Long Walk Shopping Centre for this.

Participating Artists

Anna Marie Savage – Bernhard Gaul – Caoimhe Mc Carthy – Ciara Agnew – Heather Cassidy – James Mc Loughlin – Jean Marshall – Michael Stafford – Niamh Gillespie – Ominous Omin – Rachel Burke – Susan Farrelly – Úna Curley

Opening Reception

Thursday, 17th May 7 PM – All welcome!

Location and Opening Times

Long Walk Shopping Centre, Dundalk

Monday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday 11 am – 6 pm
Sunday closed


Workshops [Booking Required]

All workshops are free but places are limited
To book email

Comic Book Drawing

With James Mc Loughlin
Age 12 and over – Sat 19 May and Sat 26 May 12 am – 2:30 pm 

An introduction to comic book art, creating a short comic book story with practical tips and advice.

Create Artist Books

With Michael Stafford
Age 12 and over – Sat 19 May and Sat 26 May 2:30 pm – 5 pm 

The ancient art of book making, binding and their use.

Meditate and Make

With Úna Curley (a.k.a The Emotional Artist)
Adults – Thu 24 May and Mon 28 May 10 am – 11 am

Start your week right with Meditate and Make. Bring out your inner creativity.

Tangle Time

With Jean Marshall
Adults – Mon 21 May 2 pm – 4 pm

Fun, easy and relaxing, an inexpensive meditative art form designed for all skill levels – if you can scribble you can tangle and all that you need to get started is some white paper, a fine tipped black pen and a pencil.

Paint with a Painter

With Ciara Agnew, Susan Farrelly and Bernhard Gaul
Age 10-15 – Wed 23 May 5 pm – 7 pm

Have fun and get creative working with professional painters, sharing hints and tips. Work clothes (and shoes) essential!

The exhibition is supported by Creative Spark and Abbey Art Studios

Art As Exchange is kindly supported and facilitated by Creative Spark