5 Years AAEX – Art in the Park

From 17th to 19th of September, AAEX (Art as Exchange) will celebrate their 5th anniversary in a 3-day art event at St. Helena Park. The much-loved AAEX Flamingo will make an appearance again alongside the AAEX Block Puzzle, featured at the recent SEEK festival. There will be an interactive installation at the park, supported by Creative Ireland, highlighting language and cultural diversity within the group and among the visitors, and a variety of art installations, workshops and demonstrations for all ages, with a general ethos of making art from found objects or re-used materials. And the Creative Spark Print Studio will be there with their new mobile pop-up print studio, the Pedal Press.

All activities are free, but numbers are restricted, and booking is required for workshops and events. Check the full events programme at aaex.eventbrite.ie or view the event map for a full description of installation and free walk-up activities, which don’t require booking.

Culture Night / Awash With Colour

The 3-day festival will be kicked off by a Culture Night event called ‘Awash With Colour’, on Friday 17th September, 6 pm, at which AAEX and the Monaghan Poets and Song Writers Group (MOPOSOGS) present artworks and recitals of poems, prose and songs from a collaboration in which visual artists responded to texts by writers and vice versa.

Art Installations and Walk-up Activities

AAEX members will start installing artworks in the park on Friday, 17th September, which will become available through the day and will remain in place over the weekend.

Check out the event map for a full description of installations and walk-up activities.

Workshops and Demonstrations

AAEX artists will provide a variety of workshops and demonstrations for all ages, like jewellery making, print making, collages, mono printing and many more.

View the full list and book at aaex.eventbrite.ie

Participating Artists

Aileen Durkan, Ann Marie Savage, Bernhard Gaul, Caoimhe O’Dwyer, Caroline Duffy, Catherine McCourt, Ciara Agnew, Claire McAteer, Elina Kolodina, Geraldine Martin, Grainne Murphy, Heather Cassidy, Ilona Cigirova, Jean Marshall, Jebun Nahar, Jenny Slater, John Moloney, Julie Corcoran, Mariana Clemente, Michael Stafford, Niamh O’Connor, Omin, Petra Berntsson, Samantha Brown, Sinead McCourt, Susan Farrelly, Tracy Fry, Una Curley as well as MOPOSOGS members Andy Hogg, Angela McCrossan, Ciarán Redmond, Dara MacGabhann, Denis O’Higgins, Dez Murphy, Enda Reilly, John Nutley, Josephine Higgins, Miffy Hoad, Packie McDonald, Roseanna Myles, Seán Fegan, Seán Ó Roideáin and Seán O’Martin.

Location Map

Art in the Park is kindly supported by Create Louth, Creative Spark, Dundalk Credit Union, Creative Ireland and the Arts Council