Muine Bheag Arts Radio
Episode 3: The Portal - St. Brigids N.S.


The Portal is a radio play by 6th class students from St. Brigid’s National School in Muine Bheag. It tells the story of the Murphy twins, Mince and Marmalade and their associate Benice who travel through the portal in Dublin to New York City on a mission to save Ireland from darkness.

The episode is now available to listen here and across all major streaming platforms.

This episode is kindly supported by Carlow Arts Office and Creative Places Bagenalstown







Open Call : DISTRO Exhibition

Muine Bheag Arts is delighted to launch an open call for zines, artist books and self-published titles for inclusion in DISTRO - an exhibition curated by Chloe Maguire which will take place from 12th - 18th August 2024.

DISTRO (an independent distributor of zines and other forms of alternative press) aims to introduce and highlight a collection of independent, self-published artist publications in a rural context. Submissions are welcomed on all topics from groups, collectives and individuals.

The deadline to apply is Friday 28th June at 5pm

To apply, please complete the following form: here

All works will be returned following the exhibition. There is no artist fee and shipping costs will be covered.













Muine Bheag Arts Radio
Episode 2: The Unseen Histories of Muine Bheag - Rory Mullen


The Unseen Histories of Muine Bheag is a collection of stories by Rory Mullen. Listen as our narrator uncovers a series of lost tapes which each tell a tale of the town of Muine Bheag. The stories are wryly told by an unlikely cast of local characters. This episode follows on from a performance by Rory Mullen, which took place as part of the Grass Roots programme in 2021.


The episode is now available to listen here and across all major streaming platforms.









Muine Bheag Arts Radio  
Episode 1: Voice Tracking - Megan Hadfield
 

Voice Tracking is an audio essay by Megan Hadfield created in response to the Grass Roots programme. Grass Roots took place in August 2023 and included a series of site-specific sculptures and events in public space. Voice Tracking was developed following conversations with the artists and encounters with the works as the programme unfolded. The text narrates the movements of four archetypes; the Keeper, the Walker, the Glazier and the Instructor as they come across the works.

The episode is now available to listen here and across all major streaming platforms. 






Muine Bheag Arts Radio


Muine Bheag Arts Radio is an experimental broadcasting platform by artist-run organisation Muine Bheag Arts. Our approach is based on the DIY ethos of community radio and aims to create a space for dialogue, connection and exploration through the medium of sound.

Muine Bheag Arts Radio will broadcast conversations with artists and collaborators, live performances and commissioned audio works from a shed in County Carlow to the rest of the world.


First episode coming soon!!



 


Voice Tracking
Megan Hadfield


We are very excited to share Voice Tracking by Megan Hadfield.

Voice Tracking is a text commissioned by Muine Bheag Arts in response to Grass Roots 2023.


Grass Roots took place in August 2023 and included contributions from artists Cóilín O’Connell, Mollie Anna King, Niamh Seana Meehan and Holly Pickering. Voice Tracking was developed following conversations with the artists and encounters with the works as the programme unfolded.

The text narrates the movements of four archetypes; the Keeper, the Walker, the Glazier and the Instructor as they come across the works. Prose poetry, footnotes and symbols mark a route between artwork and setting as a strange series of events transpire.

Voice Tracking is available to order here







Posters for Palestine
GR2023


We’ve made a limited run of GR2023 posters in support of medical aid in Palestine. All proceeds will be donated to Medical Aid for Palestinians.
 
Order posters here





Periodical Review 13
Maslow’s Hammer


Grass Roots has been selected as part of Periodical Review 13 - Maslow’s Hammer.

The exhibition runs from 1 December 2023 - 27 January 2024 in Pallas Projects, Dublin.

Selected by Kate O’Shea, Linda Shevlin, Mark Cullen & Muine Bheag Arts is included in the September- October 2023 issue of the Visual Artists’ News Sheet. Gavin Murphy.

Contributions from Orla Barry, John Beattie, Stephen Brandes, Evelyn Broderick, Rayleen Clancy, Adam Gibney, Grass Roots/Muine Bheag Arts, Fiona Hallinan, Elaine Hoey, Jaki Irvine & Locky Morris, Bassam Issa Al-Sabah, Richard Malone, Suzannah O’Reilly & Gemma Dardis, Caitlyn Rooke, Katherine Sankey, Jijo Sebastian (with Alessandra Azevedo, Hina Khan, Amir Abu Alrob, Mark Sebata and Tomasz Madajczak), Lidija Šola & Sadhbh Moriarty, Tamsin Snow, Luke van Gelderen, Katherine Waugh & Fergus Daly.

For more information, see here







Visual Artists’ News Sheet
Sept - Oct


Muine Bheag Arts is included in the September - October 2023 issue of the Visual Artists’ News Sheet.







Grass Roots
11 August - 10 September


Muine Bheag Arts is pleased to present the third edition of Grass Roots. Grounded in the local, Grass Roots refers to collective organising and modes of kinship. The programme unfolds in public spaces throughout Muine Bheag in County Carlow from 11 August - 10 September.

Grass Roots brings together contributions from Cóilín O’Connell, Mollie Anna King, Niamh Seana Meehan and Holly Pickering. Following a period of time spent in the town, the artists have developed a series of site-responsive interventions and one-off events.

Stemming from encounters with the land, the works reflect on ecosystems and the energies needed to sustain them. Connections are drawn between structures of communication, processes of exchange and holistic coexistence with the natural world.

This programme is kindly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Creative Ireland and Carlow County Council.






BASIC TALK
Muine Bheag Arts







BASIC TALK
Muine Bheag Arts

Friday 2 December, 1pm

Basic Space is delighted to present Muine Bheag Arts for our December BASIC TALK - 1pm on Friday the 2nd of December 2022 - ONLINE.

Basic Talks is a series of talks with leading contemporary practitioners, taking place at the Hugh Lane Gallery. Curated by Basic Space in partnership with Hugh Lane Gallery, BASIC TALKS is a platform for lectures, workshops, presentations, and performances. Speakers include artists, curators, writers, and critics who will generate discourse on producing, framing and exhibiting art. BASIC TALKS is a collaboration between Basic Space and the Hugh Lane Gallery, exploring alternatives in the dissemination of contemporary art and its discourses.








Bog Cottage
Year in review 2021


Designs for logo (colour-in); included in Year in Review 2021 by Bog Cottage









RING OUT WILD BELLS
Bloomers Magazine Issue 07


Muine Bheag Arts is included in issue 07 of Bloomers, RING OUT, WILD BELLS.

RING OUT, WILD BELLS is a collection of texts informed by artistic acts of narrative reclamation and the artist-led and independent publishing environment in Ireland.

For more information visit Bloomers 







Visual Artists' News Sheet
Nov - Dec Issue

Muine Bheag Arts is included in the November - December 2021 issue of the Visual Artists’ News Sheet.