12 August - 11 September 2022
Muine Bheag Arts second edition of Grass Roots included a series of public interventions that took place in Muine Bheag, Carlow from 12 August - 11 September 2022.
Grass Roots unfoldedd in public spaces throughout the town, bringing together contributions from Marian Balfe, Angela Burchill, Colm Keady-Tabbal, Gemma Kearney, Niall McCallum, Cillian Moynihan and Quantum Foam.
The artists were invited to respond to Muine Bheag and engage with aspects of the town’s history, infrastructure and community. The works explored folklore, land ownership, identity and place
Click here to listen to Descent of Waves by Quatum Foam a audio performanace on Bád Keppel commisioned by Muine Bheag Arts, 2022
30 July - 29 August 2021
Grass Roots was the first public programme initiated by artist-run organisation Muine Bheag Arts. Grass Roots refers to the act of self-organising, nurturing ideas and facilitating dialogue on a local level. The programme embeded itself deep into the soil of the community, cultivating growth from the roots up.
Grass Roots was situated in public spaces throughout Muine Bheag, Co. Carlow. Sprawling across the fields, river banks and buildings it utilised the town’s infrastructure to host a temporary network of offsite projects, public interventions and events.
The programme included contributions from Bog Cottage, Saidhbhín Gibson, Carl Giffney, Mary O’Leary, Nollaig Molloy, Rory Mullen, Cliodhna Timoney and Katie Watchorn. The artists were invited to respond to Muine Bheag and the rural context as a space of artistic production. The works examined and investigate notions of the land, craft, industry, community and place.
Click here to view and listen toThe Unseen Histories of Muine Bheag by artist Rory Mullen commissioned by Muine Bheag Arts
Click here to read A Box of Sweet Descriptions a publication by artist Nollaig Molloy, 2021