AAEX – Installations on the Beach

On Saturday, 22nd June 2019, AAEX members, joined by families and friends, met up at Dunany Beach to avail of the free outdoor exhibition space and make some temporary landscape installations from found materials or items they brought with them (everything brought to the beach was taken away again!)

Participating AAEX members: Heather Cassidy, Caroline Duffy, Bernhard Gaul, Niamh Gillespie, Marie Kelly, Caoimhe McCarthy, Jebun Nahar, Michael Staffordand Drogheda based artist John Moloney.

 

Live Motion Drawing

On 18th December 2018 AAEX Member Orlaith Culinane organised a live notion drawing session with local dancer Fiona Keenan O’Brian for us as a rare Pre-Xmas treat for the group.

We spent the afternoon at the Long Walk Community Rooms, with Fiona performing for two solid and very intensive dance/drawing sessions. Some photos and resulting art works below.

Fiona is a member of Qintessence Theatre Company
Music: Mikronesia – Landscapes 3: Iceland

Drogheda Arts Festival 2019

AAEX will be present at the Drogheda Arts Festival again. This year we teamed up with Creative Spark to set up a pop-up print studio and lantern making factory as part of Roll Up Roll Up at St. Dominic’s Park.

Try mono printing, screen printing, using lino cuts and other techniques, like drawing, watercolours, calligraphy or collages to assemble your own lantern made from recycled materials.

DATE: MONDAY 6 MAY VENUE: ST DOMINIC’S PARK, RATHMULLAN RD
TIME: 1:00 – 5:00PM TICKETS: FREE
PARKING & ACCESS: NO PARKING IN THE VICINITY OF RATHMULLAN RD. USE TOWN CAR PARKS.

FURTHER INFORMATION: WWW.DROGHEDAARTSFESTIVAL.IE TEL: 041 9833946

First Fortnight 2019 – Inside Out Again

First Fortnight is a charity that challenges mental health prejudice through arts and cultural action. It aims to make the first fortnight of each year synonymous with mental health awareness, challenging prejudice and ending stigma.

On 17th January 2019, Creative Spark, in association with Inspire Wellbeing, hosted their third annual First Fortnight event, Inside Out – Again, challenging mental health prejudice through arts and cultural action. The free event provided an opportunity to bring the artist inside out, inviting everyone to bring their art and creativity out of the home or studio and into the community.

Among the 30 or so contributions by poets, singers, performers, a nutritionist and various others were again several provided by AAEX members:

  • Sew Happy: a perpetual participatory stitching project (Úna Curley)
  • Flower painting with textile designer Caroline Duffy
  • Participatory mono printing workshop (Bernhard Gaul)
  • Nonsensical Board Game – a game that challenges you to come up with the rules (Susan Farrelly)
  • Voice performance (Ali Warner)
  • Meet the artist presentation: Photography and Cyanotype (Samantha Brown)
  • Meet the artist presentation: Art Therapy (Jenny Slater)